Saturday, July 8, 2017

New Jersey 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.

Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey, Atlantic City, @AcuityAC
Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey, Willingboro, online contact form
AFC Urgent Care South Plainfield, @AFCsplainfield
AFC Urgent Care West Orange, @AFCwestorange
American Medical Association, @AmerMedicalAssn
American Red Cross, @RedCross
Ascension, U.S., @Ascensionorg 
Astrahealth Centers Urgent & Primary Care, @AstraHealth
Atlantic Health System, @AtlanticHealth
Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Morristown (see Atlantic Health System)
AtlantiCare Health System, @AtlantiCareNJ 
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division, Atlantic City (see AtlantiCare)
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Division, Pomona (see AtlantiCare)
Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, Pomona, @BacharachRehab
Bayonne Medical Center, Bayonne (see CarePoint Health)
Bayshore Medical Center, Holmdel (see Hackensack Meridian Health)
Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, @BergenRegMedCtr
Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, New Brunswick (see RWJBarnabas Health, New Brunswick)
Cancer Research Institute, USA, @CancerResearch 
Cape Regional Health System, Cape May Court House, Email:
Capital Health System, NJ/PA, @capitalhealthnj
Care One at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, @CareOneMgt
CarePoint Health, Hudson County, @CarePointHealth  
Carrier Clinic, Belle Mead, @CarrierClinic 
CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold, @CentraState 
Children's Hospital Association, USA, @hospitals4kids
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, USA, @cmnnj
Children's Specialized Hospital, @ChildrensSpecNJ    
Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pompton Plains (see Atlantic Health System)
Christ Hospital, Jersey City (see CarePoint Health)
Christian Health Care Center, Wyckoff, online contact form
CJ Urgent Care, @CJUrgentCare
Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville (see RWJBarnabas Health, Belleville)
Community Medical Center, Toms River (see RWJBarnabas Health)
Cooper University Health Care, @CooperHospital
Cooper University Hospital, Camden (see Cooper University Health Care)
Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, @demanddeborah  
East Orange General Hospital, East Orange, online contact form
Elmer Hospital, Elmer (see Inspira  Health Network)
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, @englewoodhosp
Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, @HMHNewJersey    
Hackensack Meridian Health, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, @JSUMCNJ
Hackensack Meridian Health, Ocean Medical Center, Brick, @OceanMedicalCtr
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, @HackensackUMC
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown (see Atlantic Health System)
HealthSouth - Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River, Toms River, online contact form
HealthSouth (multi-state), @healthsouth
Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken (see CarePoint Health)
Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, @HolyNameMedCtr 
Hunterdon Healthcare, Flemington, @HunterdonHealth
Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington (see Hunterdon Healthcare)
Inspira Health Network (100+ locations), @InspiraHN
Jersey City Medical Center/Barnabas Health, Jersey City, @JCMedCenter
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune City (see Hackensack Meridian Health)
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Edison (see JFK Medical Center)
JFK Medical Center, Edison, @JFKMedicalNJ
Kennedy Health, @KennedyHealth
Kennedy Memorial Hospitals UMC - Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill (see Kennedy Health)
Kennedy Memorial Hospitals UMC - Stratford, Stratford (see Kennedy Health)
Kennedy Memorial Hospitals UMC, Washington Township - Turnersville (see Kennedy Health)
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Chester Township (see Select Medical)
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Saddle Brook (see Select Medical)
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange (see Select Medical)
Kindred Healthcare, @kindredhealth
Kindred Hospital at Morris, Dover (see Kindred Healthcare)
Kindred Hospital at Rahway, Rahway  (see Kindred Healthcare)
Kindred Hospital at Wayne, Wayne (see Kindred Healthcare)
Lourdes Health System, Camden, @LourdesHealth 
Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Willingboro (see Lourdes Health System)
Lourdes Specialty Hospital, Willingboro (see Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey)
Marlton Rehabilitation Hospital, Marlton/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, online contact form
Matheny Medical and Educational Center, Peapack, @MathenyMedical
Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, Secaucus, @MEADOWLANDSHOS1
Memorial Hospital of Salem County, The, Salem, online contact form
Meridian Health, Neptune, @MeridianNJ
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood (see RWJBarnabas Health)
Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch (see RWJBarnabas Health)
Morristown Medical Center, Morristown (see Atlantic Health System)
Mountainside Medical Center, Glen Ridge (see Hackensack Meridian Health)
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark (see RWJBarnabas Health, Newark)
Newton Medical Center, Newton (see Atlantic Health System)
Ocean Medical Center, Brick (see Hackensack Meridian Health)
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden (see Lourdes Health System)
Overlook Medical Center, Summit (see Atlantic Health System)
Palisades Medical Center, North Bergen (see Hackensack Meridian Health)
Pascack Valley Medical Center, Westwood (see Hackensack Meridian Health)
Prime Healthcare Services (multi-state), @PrimeHealthServ
Princeton HealthCare System, Princeton, @PrincetonHealth
PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital, New Brunswick (see Children's Specialized Hospital)
Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge, Old Bridge (see Hackensack Meridian Health)
Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy (see Hackensack Meridian Health)
Raritan Bay Medical Center/Hackensack Meridian Health, @myrbmc 
Regional Medical Center, Vineland (see Inspira Health Network)
Rehabilitation Hospital of South Jersey, Vineland (see HealthSouth)
Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, Tinton Falls (see HealthSouth)
Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank (see Hackensack Meridian Health)
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (see RWJBarnabas Health, RWJ Hamilton)
Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Southern NJ, Camden, @RMHSNJ
Runnells Specialized Hospital, Berkeley Heights, online contact form
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey/Rutgers Health, New Brunswick, @RutgersCancer
Rutgers University, @RutgersU
RWJBarnabas Health, @RWJBarnabas
RWJBarnabas Health, Belleville, @Clara_Maass
RWJBarnabas Health, New Brunswick, @RWJUH
RWJBarnabas Health, Newark, @Newark_Beth
RWJBarnabas Health, RWJ Hamilton, Hamilton, @rwjhamilton
RWJBarnabas Health, RWJ Rahway, Rahway, @RWJRAHWAY
RWJBarnabas Health, RWJ Somerset, Somerville, @RWJSomerset
RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livington, @SaintBarnabasNJ
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston (see RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Barnabas Medical Center)
Saint Clare's Health System (several locations), @Saint Clares
Saint Michael's Medical Center, Newark, @SMMC_Newark
Saint Peter's Healthcare System, New Brunswick, @sphcs_news
Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick (see Saint Peter's Healthcare System)
Select Medical, @SelectM
Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point, online contact form
Shriners Hospitals for Children, U.S., Canada, Mexico, @shrinershosp  
South Jersey Healthcare (see Inspira Health Network)
Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin (see Hackensack Meridian Health)
Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey/AcuteCare Health System, @SpecialtyHospNJ
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, NJ/PA, @stchristopher 
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, @StFrancisTTN
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Paterson (see St. Joseph's Healthcare System)
St. Joseph's Healthcare System (4 locations), online contact form
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson (see St. Joseph's Healthcare System)
St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, Wayne (see St. Joseph's Healthcare System)
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Lawrenceville, @StLawrenceRehab
St. Luke's University Health Network, NJ/PA, @mystlukes
St. Mary Hospital, Hoboken  (see Hoboken University Medical Center)
St. Mary's Hospital, Passaic, @StMarysGeneral
St. Vincent's Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Cedar Grove (see St. Joseph's Healthcare System)
Summit Oaks Hospital, Summit, online contact form     
Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, @TrinitasRMedCtr
Trinity Health (21 States), @TrinityHealthMI
Underwood-Memorial Hospital, Woodbury (see Inspira Health Network)
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), multi-state, @UHS_Inc
University Hospital, Newark, @UnivHospNewark
University Medical Center at Princeton, Princeton (see Princeton HealthCare System)
VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange/Lyons, @VANJHCS
Valley Health System, Ridgewood, @ValleyHospital
Virtua Health (multi-locations), South Jersey, @VirtuaHealth
Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital, Marlton, online contact form

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


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