Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Indiana Hospitals/Health Systems Contacted

(Updated 2/18/2020)

I continue to read personal testimonies from members of our corn allergy support groups documenting that medical personnel continue to administer dextrose IV fluids to corn-allergic patients in direct violation of the contraindication warning on the package insert.  It is also apparent that too many medical professionals do not understand the critical difference between dextrose and corn-derived dextrose, citric acid and corn-derived citric acid, ascorbic acid and corn-derived ascorbic acid, etc.  Anything derived from corn can prove fatal to the anaphylactic corn-allergic patient.  The most heartbreaking testimonies are from parents of corn-allergic infants, many of whom have been diagnosed with "failure to thrive" due to the lack of corn-free infant formulas.  Hospitals have NO alternative safe sources of corn-free nutrition to feed to these struggling babies, and their pediatricians/dietitians cannot offer any assistance to parents of corn-allergic infants. 

In summary, the corn allergy population can consume very few processed foods; and no commercially-processed non-organic meat, poultry, seafood, produce, or fruit due to government-authorized corn-derived acid washes.  Many corn-allergic patients must have their medications compounded to exclude corn; and since tap water may contain corn due to corn-derived purification chemicals, many are forced to purchase other sources of corn-free water.  In addition, it is difficult trying to find a water filtration system that is not manufactured with corn-derived components.

Therefore, the primary message I am sharing with these hospitals/health systems is that it will now be their responsibility to provide corn-free foods, fluids, and medications (compounded to exclude corn-derived ingredients) to corn-allergic patients.  Otherwise, it could be interpreted that hospitals are discriminating against the corn allergy community.

After one of the state hospital associations informed me that it was not their responsibility to contact their member hospitals with our corn allergy awareness message/documentation, and instructed me to contact every hospital within the United States; I have been contacting hospitals/health systems in each state on behalf of the corn-allergic patients.

INDIANA HOSPITALS/HEALTH SYSTEMS:
Adams Health Network, Decatur, @AdamsHealthNet
Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur (see Adams Health Network)
American Medical Association, @AmerMedicalAssn
American Red Cross, @RedCross
AMG Integrated Healthcare Management (multi-state), online contact form
AMG Specialty Hospital-Central Indiana, Muncie, online contact form
AMG Specialty Hospital-Central Indiana Hancock Campus, West Greenfield, online contact form
Ascension, U.S., @Ascensionorg
Baptist Health Corbin, Corbin, @BHCorbin
Baptist Health Floyd, New Abany, @BaptistFloyd
Beacon Children's Hospital, South Bend (see Beacon Health System)
Beacon Health System, South Bend, @BeaconHealthSys
Bedford Regional Medical Center, Bedford (see Indiana University Health)
Blackford Community Hospital, Hartford City (see Indiana University Health)
Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington (see Indiana University Health)
Bluffton Regional Medical Center (Lutheran Health Network), Bluffton, online contact form
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola  (left message w/Risk Mgmt. Dept., 260-665-2141)
Cancer Research Institute, USA, @CancerResearch
Children's Hospital Association, U.S., @hospitals4kids
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, USA, @cmnnj    
Clark Memorial Hospital (Norton/LifePoint), Jeffersonville, @ClarkMemorial
Columbus Regional Health, Columbus, @crhwire
Community Health Network, Indianapolis, @CHNw
Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS), multi-state, Email: Corporate_Communications@chs.net
Community Healthcare System, IN/IL, @CHSHospitals
Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Indianapolis (see Community Health Network)
Community Hospital East, Indianapolis (see Community Health Network)
Community Hospital North, Indianapolis (see Community Health Network)
Community Hospital of Bremen, Bremen, Email: sbettcher@bremenhospital.com
Community Hospital South, Indianapolis (see Community Health Network)
Community Hospital, Anderson, @CommHospAnd
Community Hospital, Munster (see Community Healthcare System)
Community Howard Regional Health, Kokomo, @CommunityHoward
Daviess Community Hospital, Washington, @dchosp
Deaconess Cross Pointe Center, Evansville (see Deaconess Health System)
Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Newburgh (see Deaconess Health System)
Deaconess Health System, Evansville, @deaconessnews
Deaconess Hospital, Evansville (see Deaconess Health System)
Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, @dchHealth
Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg, @dcmhgreensburg
DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn, @DeKalb_Health (left message w/Dir. of Pharmacy, 260-925-4600)
Dukes Memorial Hospital (Lutheran Health Network), Peru (left message w/Risk Mgmt. Dept., 765-472-8000)
Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford (see St. Vincent)
Dupont Hospital (Lutheran Health Network), Fort Wayne (left message w/Risk Mgmt. Dept, 260-416-3000)  
Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart (see Beacon Health System)
Epworth Hospital, South Bend (see Beacon Health System)
Ernest Health (multi-state), online contact form
Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, @EskenaziHealth
Fairbanks Hospital, Indianapolis, @FairbanksCD
Fayette Regional Hospital, Connersville, @FayetteRegional 
Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, New Albany (see Baptist Health Floyd)
Franciscan Health, IN/IL, @MyFranciscan
Gibson General Hospital, Princeton (left message w/Organizational Compliance Dept., 812-385-3401)
Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, @GoodSam1908
Goshen Health, Goshen, @GoshenHealth
Greene County General Hospital, Linton, @GC_GH
Hamilton Center, Inc., Terre Haute, @HCIonline
Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield, @HancockRegional
Harrison County Hospital, Corydon, online contact form
HCA Healthcare, @HCAhealthcare
HealthSouth (multi-state), @healthsouth
HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital, Indianapolis (see Deaconess Health System)
Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis (see St. Vincent)
Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, @HendricksHealth
Henry Community Health, New Castle, @hcmhcares
Indiana University Bedford Hospital, Bedford (see Indiana University Health)
Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital & Physicians, Lafayette, @UIHealth
Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, @IUHealthBall
Indiana University Health Morgan, Martinsville, @IUHealthMorgan
Indiana University Health North Hospital, Carmel, @IU_HealthNorth
Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital, Paoli (see Indiana University Health)
Indiana University Health Saxony, Fishers, @IU_HealthSaxony
Indiana University Health Starke Hospital, Knox, online contact form
Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital, Tipton, Email: cproffitt@iuhealth.org
Indiana University Health West Hospital, Avon, @IUHealthWest
Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital, Monticello (see Indiana University Health)
Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, @IU_Health 
Jay County Hospital, Portland, @JCHospital
Johnson Memorial Health, Franklin, @MyJMHealth
Kindred Hospital, Indianapolis, @kindredhealth
King's Daughters Hospital and Health Services, Madison, @KDHMadison
Kosciusko Community Hospital (Lutheran Health Network), Warsaw (spoke w/Risk Mgmt., 574-267-3200)
La Porte Health System, La Porte (see Community Health Systems)
Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, Lafayette (see Ernest Health)
Logansport Memorial Hospital, Logansport, @LogansportMH
Lutheran Children's Hospital (Lutheran Health Network), Fort Wayne (left message w/Risk Mgmt. Dept., 260-435-2699)
Lutheran Hospital (Lutheran Health Network), Fort Wayne (left message w/Pharmacy Dir., 260-435-7001)
Major Hospital/Major Health Partners, Shelbyville, @MajorHP
Margaret Mary Health, Batesville, online contact form
Marion General Hospital, Marion (left message w/Risk Mgmt. Dept., 765-660-6000)
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper, online contact form
Memorial Hospital of South Bend, South Bend (see Beacon Health System)
Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis, Indianapolis (see Indiana University Health)
Methodist Hospitals, Gary/Merrillville, @methodist_hosp
Morgan Hospital & Medical Center, Martinsville (see Indiana University Health)
Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Goshen, @OaklawnHealth
OrthoIndy Hospital, Indianapolis, @OrthoIndy
Our Lady of Peace Hospital, South Bend (see Saint Joseph Health System)
Paoli Hospital, Paoli (see Indiana University Health)
Parkview Health, IN/OH, @ParkviewHealth
Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne (see Parkview Health)
Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington (see Parkview Health)
Parkview Lagrange Hospital, Lagrange (see Parkview Health)
Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville (see Parkview Health)
Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne (see Parkview Health)
Parkview Wabash Hospital, Wabash (see Parkview Health)
Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City (see Parkview Health)
Perry County Memorial Hospital, Tell City, @PCMHOSPITAL
Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, @PeytonChildrens
Pinnacle Hospital, Crown Point, online contact form
Portage Hospital/Porter Health Care System, Portage, online contact form
Porter Regional Hospital/Porter Health Care System, Valparaiso, online contact form
Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, online contact form
Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle, online contact form
Regency Hospital of Northwest Indiana/Select Medical, East Chicago, online contact form
Regional Mental Health Center, Merrillville, Email: info@regionalmentalhealth.org
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, @RehabHospofIN
Reid Hospital and Health Care Services, Richmond, online contact form
Riley Children's Health, Indiana University Health, @RileyChildrens
Riverview Hospital, Noblesville, @RiverviewHosp
Rush Memorial Hospital, Rushville, online contact form
Saint Joseph Health System, South Bend, @stjoemed
Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Plymouth (see Saint Joseph Health System)
Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, @SchneckMed
Scott County Memorial Hospital, Scottsburg (left message w/Risk Mgmt. Dept., 812-752-3456)
Select Medical (multi-state), @SelectM
Shriners Hospitals for Children, U.S., Canada, Mexico, @shrinershosp
Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis (see Eskenazi Health)
South Bend Clinic, South Bend, @SBClinic
Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital, New Albany, @SouthernINRehab
St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago (see Community Healthcare System)
St. Francis Health (3 locations), @StFrancisHealth
St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart (see Community Healthcare System)
St. Vincent, @StVincentIN
Sullivan County Community Hospital, Sullivan, Email: contact@schosp.com
Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, online contact form
Trinity Health (21 states), @TrinityHealthMI
Union Hospital, Wabash Valley Health System, IN/IL, Terre Haute, @myunionhospital
Unity Healthcare, Lafayette, @UnityHC
Universal Health Services, Inc. (multi-state), @UHS_Inc
Wabash County Hospital, Wabash (see Parkview Health)
Washington County Memorial Hospital, Salem (see St. Vincent)
White County Memorial Hospital, Monticello (see Indiana University Health)
Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis (see Eskenazi Health)
Witham Health Services, Lebanon  (left message w/hospital pharmacy, 765-485-8000)
Women's Hospital, Newburgh (see Deaconess Health System)
Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, @WoodlawnHosp


Published Corn Allergy Studies/Statistics  (“. . . Maize major allergen . . .”)

Baxter Labs specifically warns about administering dextrose IV fluids to corn-allergic patients.
 "Solutions containing dextrose should be used with caution, if at all, in patients with known allergy to corn or corn products." - Page 3

"Probable anaphylactic reaction to corn-derived dextrose solution."

BCPharmacists, "Warning: corn-related allergens . . ."

DEXTROSE (CORN SUGAR): FDA FEDERAL REGULATION, GRAS - 184.1857

“Corn Products and Derivatives List,” Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), 6/6/17

Corn Allergy Statistics (Monthly)


Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
@CornAllergy911

Source:
“List of hospitals in Indiana”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hospitals_in_Indiana






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