Monday, July 17, 2017

Wisconsin 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.

Affinity Health System, Northeast Wisconsin, @affinityhealth
Agnesian HealthCare (multi-locations), Fond du Lac, @InGoodHealthFDL
All Saint's Healthcare, Racine (see Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare)
Allina Health (multi-state), @AllinaHealth
American Family Children's Hospital, Madison (see UW Health, American Family Children's Health)
American Medical Association, @AmerMedicalAssn
American Red Cross, USA, @RedCross
Amery Hospital & Clinic, Amery, FB message
Appleton Medical Center, Appleton (see ThedaCare)
Ascension, USA, @Ascensionorg
Aspirus Health, WI/MI, @AspirusHealth
Aspirus Langlade Hospital, Antigo (see Aspirus Health)
Aspirus Medford Hospital, Medford (see Aspirus Health)
Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids (see Aspirus Health)
Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau (see Aspirus Health)
Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay, FB message
Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, @Aurora_Health
Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Grafton (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, Kenosha (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County, Two Rivers (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, Oshkosh (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora Medical Center in Summit, Summit (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora Medical Center in Washington County, Hartford (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora Medical Center, Fond du Lac (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, Burlington (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, Sheboygan (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora Sinai Medical Center of Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc., Milwaukee (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center of Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc., Milwaukee (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora St. Luke's South Shore of Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc., Cudahy (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora Surgery Center, Plymouth, (see Aurora Health Care)
Aurora West Allis Medical Center, West Allis (see Aurora Health Care)
Baldwin Area Medical Center, Baldwin (see Western Wisconsin Health)
Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette, Email:
Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Beaver Dam, online contact form
Bellin Health Systems, Green Bay, @BellinHealth
Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay (see Bellin Health Systems)
Beloit Health System, Beloit, @BeloitHealth
Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, online contact form
Bond Community Center, Oconto (see Bellin Health Systems)
Boscobel Area Health Care, Boscobel (see Gunderson Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics)
Burnett Medical Center, Grantsburg, FB message
Calumet Medical Center, Chilton (see Affinity Health System)
Cancer Research Institute, USA, @CancerResearch
Children's Hospital Association, USA, @hospitals4kids
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Fox Valley (see Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, @childhealthwi
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, USA, @cmnnj 
Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, online contact form
Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center (see Milwaukee VAMC)
Columbia Center Birth Hospital, Mequon, @ColumbiaCenter
Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee, Milwaukee (see Columbia St. Mary's)
Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee, Mequon (see Columbia St. Mary's)
Columbia St. Mary's Women's Hospital, Milwaukee (see Columbia St. Mary's)
Columbia St. Mary's, @ColumbiaStMarys
Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus, online contact form
Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls (see Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin)
Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls (St. Clare Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls)
Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien, @CRHMedCenter
Cumberland Healthcare, Cumberland, FB message
Divine Savior Healthcare, Portage, online contact form
Door County Memorial Hospital, Sturgeon Bay, FB message
Eagle River Memorial Hospital, Eagle River (see Ministry Health Care)
Edgerton Hospital & Health Services, Edgerton
Edgerton Hospital, Edgerton, @EdgertonHosp 
Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, Brookfield (see Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare)
Essentia Health, MN/WI/ND/ID, @EssentiaHealth 
Flambeau Hospital, Park Falls (see Ministry Health Care)
Fort HealthCare, @FortHealthCare
Fort Memorial Hospital, Fort Atkinson (see Fort HealthCare)
Franciscan Skemp Healthcare (see Mayo Clinic Health System)
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, @Froedtert
Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill (see Ministry Health Care)
Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster, FB message
Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics, Boscobel (see Gundersen Health System)
Gundersen Health System, WI/MN/IA, @gundersenhealth 
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse (see Gundersen Health System)
Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, Hayward (spoke w/Dir. of Pharmacy, 715-934-4321)
Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc, FB message
Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), WI/IL, FB message
Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff (see Ministry Health Care)
Hudson Hospital, Hudson, @HudsonHospital
Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake (see Mid-Atlantic Health Care, LLC)
Kenosha Memorial Hospital, Kenosha (see United Hospital System)
Lakeview Medical Center of Rice Lake, Rice Lake (see Marshfield Clinic)
Lakeview Specialty Hospital, Waterford, @Lakeview
Langlade Memorial Hospital, Antigo (see Aspirus Health)
LifeCare Hospitals (multi-state), @LifeCare_Health
Luther Hospital, Eau Claire (see Mayo Clinic Health System)
Luther Midelfort, Chippewa Valley (see Mayo Clinic Health System)
Luther Midelfort, Northland (see Mayo Clinic Health System)
Luther Midelfort, Oakridge (see Mayo Clinic Health System)
Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, @mfldclinic
Mayo Clinic Health System (multi-state), @MayoClinicHS
Memorial Health Center, Medford (see Aspirus Health)
Memorial Hospital of Burlington, Burlington (see Aurora Health Care)
Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County, Darlington, online contact form
Memorial Medical Center, Ashland, @AshlandMMC
Mercy Health System (see Ascension)  
Mercy Hospital, Janesville (see Mercy Health System)
Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh (see Affinity Health System)
Mercy Walworth Hospital & Medical Center, Lake Geneva (see Mercy Health System)
Meriter Hospital, Madison (see UnityPoint Health)
Mid-Atlantic Health Care, LLC, online contact form
Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston, FB message
Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, Wauwautosa, @TravelMRMC
Milwaukee VAMC, Milwaukee, @milwaukeeva
Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, Eagle River (see Ministry Health Care)
Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill (see Ministry Health Care)
Ministry Health Care (central/northern WI), @Ministry_Health 
Monroe Clinic Hospital, Monroe, @monroe_clinic
Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics, Friendship, online contact form
New London Family Medical Center, New London (see ThedaCare)
North Central Health Care (5 locations), @NCHC_CentralWI
Oakleaf Surgical Hospital, Eau Claire, @OLSH2001
Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc (see ProHealth Care)
Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, Glendale (see Columbia St. Mary's)
Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, online contact form
Osceola Medical Center, Osceola, FB message
Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley (see Ministry Health Care)
Post Acute Medical (PAM), multi-state, @PostAcuteMed
Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien (see Crossing Rivers Health)
Prevea Health, Green Bay, @Prevea
ProHealth Care, Southeastern Wisconsin, @prohealthcare
Red Cedar Medical Center, Menomonie (see May Clinic Health System)
Reedsburg Area Medical Center (RAMC), Reedsburg, @ramchealth
Richland Hospital, Richland, @RichlandHosp
Ripon Medical Center, Ripon (see Agnesian HealthCare)
River Falls Area Hospital, River Falls (see Allina Health)
River Woods Urgent Care, Glendale (see Columbia St. Mary's)
Riverside Medical Center, Waupaca (see ThedaCare)
Riverview Hospital Association, Wisconsin Rapids (see Aspirus Health)
Rogers Behavioral Health (multi-state), @Rogers_BH
Rusk County Memorial Hospital & Clinic, Ladysmith, FB message
Sacred Heart Hospital/HSHS Health System, Eau Claire, @sacredhearthosp
Sacred Heart Medical Center, Rhinelander (see Ministry Health Care)
Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute, Milwaukee (see Columbia St. Mary's)
Saint Clare's Hospital, Weston (see Ministry Health Care)
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Sac (see SSM Health)
Select Medical (multi-states), @SelectM
Select Specialty Hospital, Milwaukee (see Select Medical)
Shawano Medical Center, Shawano (see ThedaCare)
Shriners Hospitals for Children, USA, Canada, Mexico, @shrinershosp
Southwest Health, Platteville, @SouthwestHealth
Spooner Health System, Spooner, online contact form
SSM Health (multi-state), @SSMHealth
St. Catherine's Hospital, Kenosha (see United Hospital System)
St. Clare Hospital, Baraboo (see SSM Health)
St. Clare Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls, @stclarememorial
St. Croix Regional Medical Center, St. Croix, online contact form
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton (see Affinity Health System)
St. Francis Hospital, Milwaukee (see Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare)
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Marshfield (see Marshfield Clinic)
St. Joseph's Community Health Services, Hillsboro (see Gundersen Health System)
St. Joseph's Community Hospital, West Bend (see Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin)          
St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield (see Marshfield Clinic)
St. Joseph's Hospital/HSHS Health System, Chippewa Falls, @StJoesHospital
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Milwaukee (see Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare)
St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, Racine (see Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare)
St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center/HSHS, Green Bay, online contact form
St. Mary's Hospital of Superior, Superior (see Essentia Health)
St. Mary's Hospital, Green Bay, @stmgb
St. Mary's Hospital, Madison (see SSM Health)
St. Mary's Janesville Hospital, Janesville (see SSM Health)
St. Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point (see Ministry Health Care)
St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, @stnicholashosp
St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, @stvgb
Stoughton Hospital, Stoughton, @StoughtonHosp
ThedaCare, Appleton, @ThedaCareHealth
Tomah Memorial Hospital, Tomah, FB message
Tomah VA Medical Center, Tomah, @TomahVAMC
Tri-County Memorial Hospital, Whitehall (see Gundersen Health System)
United Hospital System, Kenosha, FB message
UnityPoint Health (multi-state), @UnityPointNews
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison (see UW Health)
Upland Hills Health, Dodgeville, FB message
UW Health, American Family Children's Hospital, Madison, @uwhealthkids
UW Health, Madison, @uwhealth [Blocked my Twitter account], FB message
Vernon Memorial Healthcare, Viroqua, @Vernon_Memorial
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tomah (see Tomah VA Medical Center)
Watertown Memorial Hospital, Watertown, online contact form
Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, see ProHealth Care
Waupun Memorial Hospital, Waupun (see Agnesian HealthCare)
West Allis Memorial Hospital, West Allis (see Aurora Health Care)
Western Wisconsin Health, Baldwin, @WWHealth_
Westfields Hospital & Clinic, New Richmond, FB message
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Southeast Wisconsin, @wheatonfwi
Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital, Wild Rose (see ThedaCare)
William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital, Madison, @VeteransHealth

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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