Monday, June 26, 2017

Kentucky 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.

Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Lexington (see University of Kentucky HealthCare)
American Medical Association, @AmerMedicalAssn
American Red Cross, @RedCross
Ascension, U.S., @Ascensionorg
Baptist Health (multi-locations), @BaptistHealth
Baptist Health Corbin/ContinueCARE Hospital, Corbin, @BHCorbin
Baptist Health La Grange, La Grange, @BHLaGrange
Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington, @BHLexington
Baptist Health Louisville, Louisville, @BHLouisville
Baptist Health Madisonville/ContinueCARE Hospital, Madisonville, @BHMadisonville
Baptist Health Paducah/ContinueCARE Hospital, Paducah, @BHPaducah 
Baptist Health Richmond, @baptistrichmond
Barbourville ARH Hospital, Barbourville (see Knox County Hospital)
Beckley ARH Hospital, Beckley, Email:
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, @BACH_Healthcare 
Bluegrass Community Hospital, Versailles (left message w/Clinical Information & Quality Dept., 859-879-2382)
Bourbon Community Hospital, Paris, Email:
Breckinridge Health, Hardinsburg, FB message
Bullitt County Family Practitioners, Hillview (see Norton Healthcare)
Caldwell Medical Center, Princeton, FB message + Email:
Cancer Research Institute, USA, @CancerResearch
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center, Lexington, online contact form
Cardinal Hill Specialty Hospital, Fort Thomas (see Select Medical)  
Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, online contact form
Casey County Hospital, Liberty (spoke w/hospital pharmacist, 606-787-6275)
Caverna Memorial Hospital, Horse Cave (see The Medical Center at Caverna)
Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington
Children's Hospital Association, U.S., @hospitals4kids
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, USA, @cmnnj 
Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester (Admin. Dept. sharing message w/Quality Assurance Dept., 859-745-3500)
Clinton County Hospital, Albany (see The Medical Center at Albany)
Commonwealth Health Corporation, Bowling Green, Email:
Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital, Bowling Green (left message w/Dir., Risk Mgmt., 270-796-6200)
Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), multi-state, @CHCCORP1
ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin, Corbin, online contact form
ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin, Corbin, online contact form
Continuing Care Hospital, Lexington (see KentuckyOne Health)
Crittenden Health Systems, Marion (see Kentucky Rural Healthcare Association)
Cumberland County Hospital, Burkesville (left message w/Supv. of Nursing, 270-864-2511)   
Cumberland Hall Hospital, Hopkinsville, online contact form  
Eastern State Hospital, Lexington (see University of Kentucky HealthCare)
Ephraim McDowell Health, Danville, online contact form
Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown (see KentuckyOne Health)
Fleming County Hospital Fleming, Flemingsburg (spoke w/Quality Assurance Dept., 606-849-5000)
Fort Logan Hospital, Stanford (see Ephraim McDowell Health)
Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Frankfort, @frankfortreg
Frazier Rehabilitation Institute, Louisville (see KentuckyOne Health)
Gateway Regional Medical Center, Mount Sterling (see Saint Joseph Mount Sterling)
Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital, Florence, Email:
Georgetown Community Hospital, Georgetown (spoke w/Quality Assurance Dept., 502-868-1100)
Good Samaritan Hospital/University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, online contact form
Greenview Regional Hospital, Bowling Green (see TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital)
Hardin Memorial Health, Elizabethtown, @HardinMemorial
Harlan ARH Hospital, Harlan, Email:
Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana, Email:
Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Hazard, Email:
HCA Healthcare, @HCAhealthcare
HealthSouth (multi-state), @healthsouth
HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, Elizabethtown (see HealthSouth)
HealthSouth Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital, Edgewood (see HealthSouth)
Highlands Health System, Prestonsburg, @HighlandsHealth  
Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox (unable to contact)
Jackson Purchase Medical Center, Mayfield (left message w/Quality Assurance Dept., 270-251-4100)
James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg (left message w/Medical Staff Coordinator, 859-734-5441)
Jane Todd Crawford Hospital, Greensburg  (spoke w/Director of Nursing, 270-932-4211)
Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, FB message + left message w/Quality Management, 270-887-0100
Jewish Hospital, Louisville (see KentuckyOne Health)
Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville (seeKentuckyOne Health)
Johnson Mathers Nursing Home, Carlisle, online contact form
Kentucky River Medical Center, Jackson, online contact form
Kentucky Rural Health Association, Henderson, Email:
KentuckyOne Health, Louisville, @kyone_health  
Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, @kindredhealth 
Kindred Hospital Louisville, Louisville  (see Kindred Healthcare)
King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, @kdmedctr   
Knox County Hospital, Barbourville (left message w/Quality Assurance Dept., 606-546-4175) 
Kosair Children's Hospital, Louisville (see Norton Children's Hospital)
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset (left message w/Patient Services Dept., 606-678-3303)
Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, Elizabethtown (see HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital)
Lexington Clinic, Lexington, @LexingtonClinic
Lexington Shriners Hospital, Lexington (see Shriners Hospitals for Children, Lexington)
Lexington VA Medical Center, Lexington, @VeteransHealth   
Livingston Hospital & Health Services, Inc., Salem, Email:
Logan Memorial Hospital, Russellville  (left message w/Dir., Quality Assurance, 270-726-4011)
Louisville Medical Center, Louisville (see University of Louisville Hospital)    
Lourdes Hospital, Paducah (see Mercy Health)
Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester, @ManMemorial
Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital, Irvine (see Mercy Health)
Marshall County Hospital, Benton (see Kentucky Rural Health Association)
Marshall Orthopedics, KY/WV/OH, @MUHealthOrtho   
Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital, Hyden, Email:
McDowell ARH Hospital, McDowell, Email:
Meadowview Regional Medical Center, Maysville (left message w/Quality Assurance Dept., 606-759-5311)
Med Center Health, Southcentral KY (see Commonwealth Health Corporation)
Medical Center at Bowling Green (see The Medical Center at Bowling Green)
Medical Center at Franklin (see The Medical Center at Franklin)
Medical Center at Scottsville (see The Medical Center at Scottsville)
Mercy Health, KY/OH, @mercy_health
Methodist Hospital Union County, Morganfield, @MethodisthospKy  
Methodist Hospital, Henderson, @MethodisthospKy 
Middlesboro ARH Hospital, Middlesboro, Email:
Monroe County Medical Center, Tompkinsville, Email:
Morgan County ARH Hospital, West Liberty, Email:
Muhlenberg Community Hospital, Greenville (see Owensboro Health)
Murray-Calloway County Hospital, Murray, @MurrayHospital
New Horizons Medical Center, Owenton (see St. Elizabeth Healthcare)
Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital (see HealthSouth Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital)
Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville (see Norton Healthcare)
Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Louisville (see Norton Healthcare)
Norton Children's Hospital, Louisville, @NortonChildrens 
Norton Healthcare, Louisville, @Norton_Health 
Norton Hospital, Louisville (see Norton Healthcare)
Norton Women's & Children's Hospital, Louisville (see Norton Healthcare)
Oak Tree Hospital, Corbin (see ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin)
Ohio County Hospital, Hartford (left message w/Quality Assurance Dept. 270-298-7411)   
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital/Bon Secours Kentucky Health System, Russell, @OLBHBonSecours
Our Lady of Peace Hospital, Louisville (see KentuckyOne Health)
Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin (see Saint Joseph Martin)
Owensboro Health, Owensboro, @OwensboroHealth
Owensboro Medical Health System Hospital, Owensboro (see Owensboro Health)
Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center, Richmond (see Baptist Health Richmond)  
Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville, online contact form
Pikeville Medical Center/Mayo Clinic Care Network, Pikeville, @pmcpikeville   
Pineville Community Hospital, Pineville (see Community Hospital Corporation)
Regional Medical Center of Hopkins County, Madisonville (see Baptist Health Madisonville) 
Robley Rex VA Medical Center, Louisville, @VeteransHealth    
Rockcastle Regional Hospital, Mount Vernon, @RockRegional   
Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs  (left message w/Dir., Administrative Services, 270-866-4141)
Saint Joseph Berea, Berea (see KentuckyOne Health)
Saint Joseph East, Lexington (see KentuckyOne Health)
Saint Joseph London, London (see KentuckyOne Health)
Saint Joseph Martin, Martin (see KentuckyOne Health)
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, Mount Sterling (see KentuckyOne Health)
Samaritan Hospital, Lexington (see Good Samaritan Hospital)
Select Medical (multi-state), @SelectM
Select Specialty Hospital, Lexington (see Select Medical)
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Lexington, @SHClexington
Shriners Hospitals for Children, U.S., Canada, Mexico, @shrinershosp    
Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital, Bowling Green, Email:
Spring View Hospital, Lebanon (left message w/Dir., Quality Assurance & Risk Mgmt., 270-692-3161)
St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead, @SCRmedical
St. Elizabeth Healthcare (7 locations), @StElizabethNKY 
St. Luke Hospital East, Fort Thomas (see St. Elizabeth Healthcare)
St. Luke Hospital West, Florence (see St. Elizabeth Healthcare)
Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Louisville (see KentuckyOne Health)  
Summers County ARH Hospital, Hinton, Email:
T.J. Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow (left message w/Quality Assurance Dept., 270-651-4444) 
Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, @TRHosp
The Medical Center at Albany (see Commonwealth Health Corporation)
The Medical Center at Bowling Green, online contact form
The Medical Center at Caverna, Horse Cave (spoke w/hospital pharmacist, 270-786-2191)   
The Medical Center at Franklin, online contact form
The Medical Center at Scottsville (see Med Center Health)
Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa, online contact form 
Trigg County Hospital, Cadiz (left message w/Dir., Quality Assurance & Risk Mgmt., 270-522-3215)
TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital, Bowling Green (see TriStar Health)
TriStar Health (multi-state), @TriStarHealth
Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, South Williamson, Email:
Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, Leitchfield, @TLRMC_info
Universal Health Services, Inc. (multi-state), @UHS_Inc
University of Kentucky Children's Hospital, Lexington (see University of Kentucky HealthCare)
University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, @UK_HealthCare
University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington (see University of Kentucky HealthCare)
University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville (see KentuckyOne Health)
VA Medical Center-Louisville, @DeptVetAffairs
Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Lexington, @VeteransHealth 
Wayne County Hospital, Monticello (left message w/Dir. of Nursing, 606-348-9343)
Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah (see Baptist Health Paducah)
Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia (see Norton Healthcare)
Whitesburg ARH Hospital, Whitesburg, Email:
Williamson ARH Hospital, South Williamson (see Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center)

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 . . ."


“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

“List of hospitals in Kentucky”

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