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Illinois Poison Center 2008 Annual Report


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THE ILLINOIS POISON CENTER is much more than the operators who answer the phone and provide help to those in need. We are a group of health care professionals, specially trained to give advice and on-site poisoning treatment that saves lives. In times of need, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists call on us, along with tens of thousands of people throughout Illinois facing a potential poisoning. But we don’t just treat the problem. Through proper education, we help prevent poisonings from ever happening in the first place.

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Illinois Poison Center 2008 Annual Report

  1. 1. answering the call. 2008 Annual Report i l linois Poison c enter
  2. 2. IPC a direct line to the Poison exPerts. THE ILLINOIS POISON CENTER is much more than the operators who answer the phone and provide help to those in need. We are a group of health care professionals, specially trained to give advice and on-site poisoning treatment that saves lives. In times of need, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists call on us, along with tens of thousands of people throughout Illinois facing a potential poisoning. But we don’t just treat the problem. Through proper education, we help prevent poisonings from ever happening in the first place.
  3. 3. IPC message From the managing medical director admitted patients. Through these three processes, it is In a matter of minutes a poisoning can become a life or estimated the IPC saved over $60 million in unnecessary death situation. During this critical time, a reassuring health care costs in 2008. There is great value in the voice and sound medical advice are essential to ensuring expertise of the Illinois Poison Center. a safe outcome. The experienced staff of the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) is critical to reducing the incidence and injury The IPC also shares its poisoning expertise through a of poisonings by providing the highest level of expert variety of educational venues with the coordination of our service to our state. training programs, educational events and toxicology lectures. These efforts help to educate practicing health Staffed by physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other care professionals and providers in training such as personnel specially trained in toxicology, the Illinois Poison pharmacy students, medical students and residents. The Center provides life and resource saving services. In IPC works to ensure that health care professionals have 2008, IPC experts handled nearly 100,000 calls regarding mission. the skills and knowledge necessary for the treatment of household chemicals, cosmetics, personal care products, the poisoned patient. herbals, medication errors, carbon monoxide, mushrooms, insect bites and more. While many calls from the general In 2008, the IPC was proud to partner with three pharmacy public are of a dramatic nature, 90 percent of exposures schools in the state to deliver educational presentations can be treated at home with simple first aid instructions from and programs in order to meet the curriculum needs of their the IPC without a referral to an emergency department. students in the fields of poisoning and poison prevention/ safety. The Illinois Poison Center continues to be a key When it comes to health care, the medical community partner of the Toxikon Consortium, one of the largest and relies on the expertise of the Illinois Poison Center staff. most successful toxicology training programs in the nation, Medical professionals throughout Illinois contact the IPC providing knowledge to future health care professionals in th e i l l i n o i s P o i s o n ce n t e r i s d e dicated to reducing the incidence and for specialized consultation services in the management the field of toxicology. This past year, the IPC joint effort i n j u ry oF Po i s o n i n g i n o u r c ommunities through immediate ex Pert of poisoned patients. In fact, health care professionals with the Toxikon Consortium educated nearly 150 students, t e l eP h o n e t r e at m e n t r e c o m m e ndations, innovative P ublic and health called the IPC over 17,000 times in 2008, accounting for residents and fellows. Moving forward, the Illinois Poison c a r e P r oF e s s i o n a l e d u c at i o n , and F ocused research. o ur vision is an approximately 21 percent of all exposure calls made to the Center is committed to its goal of a poison-free Illinois. i l l i n o i s t h at n o l o n g e r s uF Fe r s F rom the harm o F Poisoning. poison center. We are a valued telemedicine consultant to thousands of medical professionals in our state. The Illinois Poison Center is the nation’s oldest and largest. In 1997, the Illinois Poison Center became a program of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council The poison center’s trusted voice assists in improving M i c h a e l S . Wa h l , M D and since that time it has grown statewide. Today it serves all 12.8 million Managing Medical Director patient outcomes while saving scarce medical resources Illinois Poison Center residents living in Illinois’ 102 counties. by decreasing unnecessary emergency department visits, hospital admission and the length of hospital stay for
  4. 4. IPC calling on exPerience. anthony (tony) burda RPh, DABAT, Chief Specialist-Clinical Toxicologist Illinois poison expert for the past 27 years, Anthony has dealt with thousands of poison exposure calls. He has authored nearly 200 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, abstracts and other publications in his career. Anthony was published a dozen times in 2008 alone. Besides being a prolific contributor to the scientific literature on poisoning, Anthony is also one of the principal trainers of the IPC staff. Over the past five years, the IPC staff members he has educated have achieved certification exam scores 21% higher than the national average. “When you take a call there is instant appreciation for helping people that need it most.” -Anthony Burda connie Fischbein CSPI, Shift Supervisor For the past 26 years, Connie has honed her poison expertise in the field of mycology, the study of mushrooms, their toxicological and biochemical properties. In 2000, she received a call from a state trooper after his 2 year old daughter had eaten a small mushroom. The trooper emailed Connie the photo of the mushroom which sparked the idea to create a system for fungi identification via the internet. Connie created an email address which allows people to send digital images of fungi to professional mycologists throughout the state of Illinois, helping to quickly identify potentially never missing a call. deadly species while saving lives and unnecessary medical costs. Every day, experts at the Illinois Poison Center ease the fears of callers and provide peace of top 10 substances involved in a poisoning mind by delivering expert advice immediately and compassionately. Specially trained physicians, “Being able to assist in a life threatening situation is rewarding for me because I am able to help nurses, pharmacists and other poison experts offer confidential advice on poison prevention and 1 ANALgESICS those in need. There’s honestly no better feeling than that.” treatment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through its toll-free hotline, 1-800-222-1222. The IPC 2 COSMETICS/PERSONAL -Connie Fischbein also handles calls from non-English speaking populations, as well as from the hearing impaired. CARE PRODuCTS 3 CLEANINg PRODuCTS In 2008, the IPC staff handled 98,444 calls from all 102 counties in Illinois. Of these: 4 SEDATIvE/HyPNOTICS/ miguel razo ANTIPSyCHOTICS RN, CSPI • 84,823 calls were for advice on treating someone exposed to a poison 5 FOREIgN BODIES, E.g., • 13,621 calls were for poison information COINS, BuTTONS In the last eight years, Illinois poison expert Miguel Razo has dealt with a variety of poison • 52 percent of calls concerned children under the age of 5 6 TOPICAL PREPARATIONS exposure calls from hazmat accidents to medication errors. A desire to make a difference in a non- • 17,470 calls were from physicians or other health care professionals treating 7 ANTIDEPRESSANTS traditional health care role motivated him to pursue a career at the Illinois Poison Center. Along poisoning victims 8 ALCOHOL with his poison expertise, Miguel’s bi-lingual skills in Spanish has helped the call center break • 90 percent of poison exposure calls from the general public were managed at the site of 9 COugH COLD language barriers in Latino communities throughout the state of Illinois. Miguel hopes his role exposure by providing first aid instructions over the phone PREPARATIONS will give Latinos an opportunity to use the poison center’s services without the fear of being lost 10 CARDIOvASCuLAR DRugS in translation. In addition to assisting the public and health care professionals Miguel has also In addition to answering calls, IPC staff members make follow-up calls to check on the poison co-authored and published several professional abstracts. victim’s condition and give extra advice when needed. Last year, 61,430 follow-up calls were “The best part of my job is helping people every day and dealing with new challenges.” made to worried caregivers and health care providers. -Miguel Razo
  5. 5. IPC a true satellite education network satellite Directly behind the front lines of the poison experts is the Satellite Education Network. education centers Launched in 2001, this network continues to grow its partnerships with hospitals and community organizations to coordinate poison prevention education throughout the state liFe lesson. of Illinois. The Illinois Poison Center’s 12 satellite education centers are located in Chicago, Freeport, Carbondale, Alton, urbana, Maywood, Springfield and Waukegan. Satellites provide the community presence necessary to perform broad-based grassroots public health education efforts. Through health and community organized events, the satellite coordinators create an awareness of poison prevention and safety and the services of the IPC. To extend their reach, satellite coordinators utilize the Illinois Poison Center’s robust train-the-trainer program to teach educators in their region and are encouraged to develop community organization partnerships. Through these programs and partnerships, poison prevention information is integrated into multiple, diverse programs/curriculums and presented by other organizations such as Emergency Medical Services (EMS), first responders, school nurses, teachers at day care centers, and illinois poison center alton memorial hospital health care professionals at local clinics. In 2008, the satellite network reached 98,487 vista health systems carle foundation hospital loyola university health system st. John’s hospital people. memorial hospital of carbondale fhn advocate illinois masonic medical center, children’s memorial hospital, John h. stroger Jr., volunteer Poison Prevention educators hospital of cook county, mount sinai hospital, In 2005, The Illinois Poison Center developed and launched an online education course norwegian-american hospital that educates participants in the basics of poison prevention and awareness education. After completion of the course, individuals are automatically registered as poison number of prevention educators for the IPC. This online program provides the basics on poison people reached safety and increases the poison center’s capacity to reach across the state while reducing costs. The educators that utilize the online training join a virtual community of other volunteers that receive regular updates, newsletters, training information and event notices. The result is a diverse network of educators that includes teachers, librarians, health educators and health professionals that can share ideas as they promote poison safety. This approach has been very successful with significant growth of people reached through the utilization of the community based volunteer educator program. In 2008, there were over 700 registered poison prevention educators who reached over 198,000 people. They provided necessary education to families, friends and neighborhood residents to help make their communities safer places to live. The following examples showcase the success achieved by leveraging online technology to extend the reach of the Illinois Poison Center’s outreach education efforts: Partnership active illinois counties with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Illinois Department of in ad d i t i o n t o i t s t r a i n e d Pr o Fe s s i o n a l s , a critical comP onent o F the illinois Poison c enter’s Public Health (IDPH) to promote the IPC online education course at eight IDPH lead work i s e d u c at i n g P a r e n t s , g r a n dP a r e n t s , caregivers and others on the basics o F P oison program workshops in 2008, collaboration with Emergency Medical Services for Children saFet y a n d i n c r e as i n g t h e i r awa r e n e s s o F iP c services. e ach moment o F learning P rovides an (EMSC) which has provided a means for continuing education, new curriculum and oPPo r t u n i t y t o Pr e v e n t w h at c o u l d h av e b e e n a devastating P oisoning incident. the iP c ’s sta FF health care updates for school nurses. Since 2005, 479 school nurses have taken the reach i l l i n o i s r e s i d e n t s t h r o u g h i t s s at e l l i t e and volunteer education network, the internet, media course. In 2008, 103 school nurses reached over 8,000 people. Two schools of nursing and o t h e r o u t r e a c h a c t i v i t i e s . continued to integrate the online Poison Prevention Education Training Course into their curriculum: Lakeview College of Nursing (BSN program) in Danville and Methodist THROugH EDuCATION AND OuTREACH EvENTS, THE IPC HELPED REACH 322,338 ILLINOIS RESIDENTS By DISTRIBuTINg MORE College of Nursing (BSN and RN to BSN programs) in Peoria. Since 2007, 92 nursing THAN A MILLION PIECES OF POISON PREvENTION MATERIALS. students have completed the training course.
  6. 6. IPC11 more helP illinois Poison Prevention month and national Poison Prevention week In 1963, President Kennedy declared the 3rd week of March as National Poison Prevention Week. In addition to a national translates to more awareness campaign in 2006, the Illinois Poison Center asked the governor of Illinois and the Mayor of Chicago to declare the month of March as Illinois Poison Prevention Month (IPPM). This extra time allows the IPC to work with volunteers and their schedules to deliver poison prevention education in their communities. This focused effort reached 94,090 people in 75% of counties throughout the state in 2008. By harnessing the energy of the satellite network, community organizations lives saved. and volunteers, the IPC is able to reach nearly the entire state during the month of March. iPc 2008 year in review latino outreach exPansion initiative The Latino community in Illinois is one of the fastest growing in the nation and is heavily concentrated in northeastern Illinois; currently Cook County has the fourth largest Latino population in the uS with over 1.2 million people. On-going analysis of the poison center call volume by zip code and outreach data has shown that Latino communities do not utilize the poison center toll-free hotline at the same rate as other areas of the state. For the past few years, the IPC has active volunteer educators ipc website visits made strategic efforts to focus its outreach and education to reach communities that are underserved and potentially have higher needs. The Illinois Poison Center has reinforced its targeted satellite services in addition to partnering with community organizations in order to be the trusted voice. This effort helps educate community members about services provided by the IPC, safety and prevention measures in handling poisons and household chemicals, and gain confidence in illinois Poison center communications the confidentiality of the IPC as a whole. In today’s web savvy society the portal of communication is the internet. Keeping up with consumer’s needs for immediate information, the Illinois Poison Center consistently updates and enhances its website,, to The IPC has worked diligently to translate all materials for the general public into Spanish including: handouts, brochures, provide life saving information direct from the poison experts to its audiences. By offering valuable resources via the internet, the posters, mailers and web pages. The results are staggering: Spanish web page views and downloads have increased 133% IPC reaches hundreds of thousands of parents, children, educators and health care professionals which directly impact in one year. Satellite educators that served primarily Latino communities increased in attendance and participation at the community’s health. In 2008, the IPC began redesigning its website to create a more up-to-date, user-friendly and events throughout their region. With the help of their community organization partners, more than 48,999 people were interactive environment for the public to access. reached at 317 events focused on serving the Latino community in 2008. The media also plays an essential role of informing the public about timely poisoning issues. The IPC regularly utilizes media To further advance its efforts, the IPC partnered with the Illinois Migrant Council (IMC), Migrant Education Program (MEP) and outlets such as newspapers, blogs, radio and television to publicize seasonal poison dangers and safety tips, emerging trends Community Health Partnership of Illinois (CHPI) in a pilot program. The Illinois Poison Center held two special poison prevention such as the tomato/pepper Salmonella outbreak and new guidelines for the proper disposal of old or unused medicines in training sessions for 26 migrant educators from 13 central/northern IL counties. The CHPI educators or promotores then the home. In 2008, the Illinois Poison Center sent a strong message to the public about the dangers of eating mushrooms in integrated poison prevention information into their routine family visits in the Aurora area. Immediately following a brief your backyard by securing several media hits, including the Chicago Tribune. In addition, the IPC partnered with WLS radio to poison prevention education session with 120 migrant/seasonal workers and their families (reaching a total of 498 people create Public Service Announcements (PSA), to help promote the poison center’s expertise and around-the-clock accessibility. from July-Oct), the promotores surveyed the workers and their families. The data gathered is valuable information that will help These news stories featuring IPC experts are read, heard and seen by millions of Illinois residents, educating consumers about the Illinois Poison Center prepare for future curriculum and presentations for diverse audiences. the poison center’s free service.
  7. 7. IPC1 training Programs The Illinois Poison Center is a proud partner with John Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, the university of Illinois Hospital and Clinics and Rush Presbyterian Medical Center to form the Toxikon Consortium, one of the largest and most successful calling medical toxicology training programs in the nation. Pharmacy and medical students, residents and fellows prepare for their careers by receiving on-the-job training in the IPC call center or handling complex cases with board certified medical toxicologists. In addition, the IPC has a separate rotation where participants complete rotations in the center, learning the latest in toxicology issues management, and then take the knowledge they have gained to their practices. In 2008, nearly 150 pharmacy students, medical students, emergency medicine residents and emergency medicine pediatric fellows received toxicology training with Toxikon and the IPC. For backuP. disaster PreParedness courses and materials Preparation is key when disaster strikes and Illinois health care professionals must be ready for anything whether a tornado rips through southern Illinois or anthrax is released over Chicago. The experts at the Illinois Poison Center are helping prepare the state’s health care providers by offering courses in Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) and disaster preparedness. These courses, intended for emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, first responders (fire fighters, paramedics and police), physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, tackle issues related to natural and man- made disasters, including hazardous materials incidents and biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological threats. Immediate action is required for first responders and health care providers or toxicology lectures patients’ lives may be compromised. These medical professionals are put to the The Illinois Poison Center medical directors visit hospitals, organizations and schools throughout the state to give test on a daily basis with a multitude of emergencies. In times of need, the experts toxicology lectures to health care providers. In 2008, the medical directors and IPC pharmacy staff delivered more than turn to the Illinois Poison Center experts for crucial advice during a poisoning 19 presentations. The IPC also coordinates state-of-the-art toxicology lectures to update health care providers on specific toxicology matters. incident and the necessary training to take on future emergencies. Physicians and other health care professionals rely on poison experts for guidance in treating poisoning victims. In 2008, health care professionals called the IPC on 17,470 poisoning cases, accounting for 21 percent of all exposure calls.
  8. 8. IPC1 Public suPPort Private contributions u.s. department of health resources and services blue cross blue shield of illinois administration (hrsa) Support for outreach education activities and printing of prevention liFe. Poison Control Centers Stabilization Enhancement Grant materials that reach thousands of families across Illinois. Program funded IPC satellite centers, outreach and education program, and poison call center operations. community memorial Foundation Support for education and outreach through the satellite center Poison Control Centers Stabilization Incentive Grant funded at Loyola university Medical Center to promote poison prevention revision of the IPC Web site (both English and Spanish in communities in DuPage and suburban Cook County. suPPort. information), upgraded the online volunteer management system and the expansion of the Latino Outreach Program. lloyd a. Fry Foundation Support to fund education and outreach through the satellite u.s. department of health and human services/assistant center at the Sinai Community Institute, focusing on poison secretary of Preparedness and response (asPr) prevention in Latino communities surrounding the hospital. Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program Polk bros. Foundation funded continuing education for health care professionals Support to fund the education and outreach through the Fund i n g Fr o m Fe de r a l a n d s tat e g r a n t s a l o ng with contributions From businesses, community throughout Illinois on bioterrorism and response. satellite center at Norwegian-American Hospital, focusing on grou p s , Fo u n d at i on s a n d o u r p a r t n e r s h e l p t he illinois p oison c enter to maintain its quality and poison prevention to Chicago’s Latino communities surrounding leve l oF e x p e r t i s e i n t r e at m e n t a d v i c e , s e r v i c e and educational programming. illinois department of Public health the hospital. general operating support for poison control, real time disease detection and bioterrorism education for health care providers. chicago department of Public health general operating support for poison prevention services including professional education training for health care providers. i Pc revenue streams i Pc ex Penses 19% fair share program 26% outreach public 5% education private grants contributions 2% other revenue 13% general administrative 74% public support 2% 59% fundraising call center professional services Fair share Program The Illinois Poison Center has created a partnership with hospitals throughout Illinois to help defray the costs of providing expert and immediate poison prevention and treatment services statewide. Through the Fair Share Program, the IPC receives support from more than 91 percent of Illinois hospitals that contribute funding based on the number of visits to their emergency department.
  9. 9. IPC1 illinois poison center staff exposure calls by county medical directors POISON INFORMATION PROvIDERS satellite education TOTAL ExPOSuRE Effingham 398 Lee 347 Randolph 254 Michael Wahl, MD Sharon Cook coordinators COuNTy CALLS Fayette 173 Livingston 281 Richland 126 Director/Medical Director Helena Fields, CPh-T Autumn Musser Ford 144 Logan 170 Rock Island 1254 Marco gonzalez FHN, Freeport Adams 609 Franklin 344 McDonough 119 St Clair 1453 Sean Bryant, MD Associate Medical Director Lucy Robles-Aquino Alexander 36 Fulton 361 McHenry 2563 Saline 330 Babbs Hoard, EMT-P Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Bond 145 gallatin 52 McLean 1114 Sangamon 1608 Shirley Ness, MS Chicago Boone 249 staFF greene 138 Macon 909 Schuyler 75 Jessica Sims, BA Pat Mcgleam Brown 27 grundy 525 Macoupin 453 Scott 41 vickie Dance, MS Public Education Manager gennady vatel, EMT-P Loyola University Health System, Maywood Bureau 291 Hamilton 91 Madison 2328 Shelby 152 JoAnn Lemaster Calhoun 79 Hancock 153 Marion 345 Stark 25 gail Moran, MS toxikon consultants St. John’s Hospital, Springfield Carroll 87 Hardin 53 Marshall 90 Stephenson 372 Development Coordinator Steven Aks, DO Debra Wesley Cass 90 Henderson 40 Mason 146 Tazewell 917 Elizabeth Chmurak John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Sinai Community Institute, Chicago Champaign 1324 Henry 311 Massac 143 union 168 Public Affairs Specialist Cook County Carmen Negron Christian 326 Iroquois 240 Menard 111 vermillion 699 Patricia Ocampo Timothy Erickson, MD Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago Clark 88 Jackson 596 Mercer 158 Wabash 137 Education Outreach Specialist University of Illinois Medical Clay 136 Patty Metzler Jasper 47 Monroe 177 Warren 118 Center at Chicago Maricela Martinez Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana Clinton 247 Jefferson 227 Montgomery 339 Washington 104 Education Outreach Assistant Leon gussow, MD Coles 438 Jersey 215 Morgan 258 Wayne 138 John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Debbie Woelfel Cook County Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton Cook 26579 Jo Daviess 110 Moultrie 75 White 107 call center staFF Crawford 157 Johnson 85 Ogle 320 Whiteside 432 Michele Kanter, PharmD Kristine Sherrill Carol DesLauriers PharmD, CSPI John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cumberland 63 Kane 2849 Peoria 1576 Will 4306 Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Clinical Services Manager Cook County Carbondale DeKalb 863 Kankakee 552 Perry 156 Williamson 703 Jerrold Leikin, MD DeWitt 149 Kendall 732 Piatt 103 Winnebago 1589 Amy Hill SPECIALISTS IN POISON Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Douglas 140 Knox 420 Pike 149 Woodford 199 Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago INFORMATION DuPage 6478 Lake 4117 Pope 22 Mark Mycyk, MD Ann Naughton Anthony Burda, RPh, DABAT Northwestern Memorial Hospital Edgar 168 La Salle 814 Pulaski 28 John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chief CSPI Frank Paloucek, PharmD Chicago Edwards 38 Lawrence 124 Putnam 45 Abrar Baig, PharmD University of Illinois Medical Mary O’Connor Center at Chicago Vista Health Systems, Waukegan Reginald Brown, MD Trevonne Thompson, MD Jerome Dimaano, RN University of Chicago mchc executive staFF Shift Supervisor community organization partners Theodore Toerne, MD Kevin Scanlan Briggetta Ducre, RN Advocate Christ Medical Center President/CEO Access Community Health Network Community Nurse Health Association Pillars Community Services and Child and Tracy Esposito, RN Lawrence u. Haspel, DO Access Kling Pediatrics Clinic Constance Morris House Family Development Center mycological consultants Sinai Community Institute Family Case Senior Vice President Access Pilsen Family gads Hill Center Connie Fischbein, BS Patrick Leacock, PhD Management Shift Supervisor Trish Anen Casa Central gads Hill Children’s Center The Field Museum Sinai Community Institute WIC Vice President Centro Comunitario Juan Diego Hinsdale Community Service Cynthia Howard, RN greg Mueller, PhD Sinai Community Institute Parenting Patrick L. Finnegan Children’s Center of Cicero/Berwyn Illinois Migrant Council Institute Art Kubic, PharmD Field Museum of Natural History Vice President Christopher House Illinois Migrant Education Program Suburban Access Child Family Connections Karen McAllister, RPh Robert gessner, PhD Mary Anne Kelly Coach Care Center Lagrange Area Head Start Teen Parent Connection (formerly greater Western Illinois University Jessica Metz, PharmD Vice President Community Health Partnership of Illinois Lake Forest Hospital DuPage MyM) Andy Methven, PhD Loyola Pediatric Mobile Health unit Kent O`Koren, DO Eastern Illinois University Ken Skertich Executive Director/Trust Administrator, Miguel Razo, BS, RN Walter Sundbert, PhD CHRPP Carbondale, Illinois Theresa Scheuermann, RN, MA Tony Liberta Caryn Stancik Todd Sigg, PharmD Illinois State University Vice President Erin Pallasch, PharmD Andrew Miller Daniel yunker Illinois Natural History Survey Vice President Cheryl Webster, PharmD Darell Cox Scott Ziomek Urbana, Illinois Vice President
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IPC1 fair share contributors The Illinois Poison Center appreciates the funding support provided by the following hospitals through the Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora St. Joseph’s Hospital of Highland, Highland Fair Share Program in 2008: Provena Mercy Center, Aurora Rush University Medical Center, Chicago Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin Sacred Heart Hospital, Chicago St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring valley Adventist Midwest Health Crossroads Community Hospital, Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Provena Saint Joseph Med Center, Joliet Saint Anthony Hospital, Chicago St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur Bolingbrook Adventist Hospital, Bolingbrook Mount vernon Lawrenceville St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator Provena St Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee Salem Township Hospital, Salem GlenOaks Hospital, Glendale Heights Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur Lincoln Park Hospital, Chicago Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago Provena United Samaritans MC, Danville Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale Delnor-Community Hospital, geneva Little Company of Mary Hospital Health SwedishAmerican Health System, Rockford Care Centers, Evergreen Park Red Bud Regional Hospital, Red Bud Rushville La Grange Memorial Hospital, Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital, Loretto Hospital, Chicago Resurrection Health Care Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, La Grange Edward Hospital, Naperville Mattoon Carrollton Loyola university Medical Center, Maywood Holy Family Medical Center, Des Plaines Advocate Health Care Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Sherman Hospital, Elgin Thorek Memorial Hospital, Chicago MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn Our Lady of the Resurrection MC, Chicago Advocate Bethany Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Fairfield Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet Trinity Regional Health System, Mason District Hospital, Havana Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago Rock Island Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn Fayette County Hospital LTC, vandalia So Illinois Health System Massac Memorial Hospital, Metropolis Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Chicago union County Hospital District, Anna Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado Herrin Hospital, Herrin Downers Grove Memorial Hospital, Carthage Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago university of Chicago Medical Center, FHN, Freeport Memorial Hosp of Carbondale, Carbondale Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Chester Saint Mary of Nazareth Hosp Center, Chicago Franklin Hospital, Benton Chicago St Joseph Memorial Hospital, Murphysboro Barrington Mendota Community Hospital, Mendota university of Illinois Medical Center at galena-Stauss Hospital Healthcare St Francis Hospital, Evanston South Shore Hospital, Chicago Chicago, Chicago Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Center, galena Mercer County Hospital, Aledo Chicago Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, valley West Community Hospital, galesburg Hospital, galesburg Mercy Harvard Hospital, Harvard Murphysboro Sandwich Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, West Suburban Hospital Med Center, Park Ridge gibson Area Hospital Health Services, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Park St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, van Matre Health South Rehabilitation gibson City Chicago Effingham Hospital, Rockford Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney Hazel Crest gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park Methodist Hospital of Chicago, Chicago St. Bernard Hospital Health Care Center, vista Health System Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee Advocate Trinity Hospital, Chicago graham Hospital, Canton Methodist Medical Center, Peoria Chicago vista Medical Center East, Waukegan Rochelle Community Hospital, Rochelle Advocate Condell Medical Center, greenville Regional Hospital, greenville Metro South Medical Center, Blue Island St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville vista Medical Center West, Waukegan Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford Libertyville Hamilton Memorial Hospital District, Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Zion St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield Wabash general Hospital District, McLeansboro Rush Systems for Health Alexian Brothers Health System Morris Hospital Healthcare Centers, St. John’s Hospital, Springfield Mount Carmel Hammond-Henry Hospital, geneseo Morris Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Breese Washington County Hospital, Nashville Elk Grove Village Hardin County general Hospital, Rosiclare Morrison Community Hospital, Morrison Riverside Medical Center, Kanakee St. Alexius Medical Center, Harrisburg Medical Center, Inc., Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago Hoffman Estates Harrisburg Northwest Community Healthcare, Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton Heartland Regional Medical Center, Arlington Heights latino outreach advisory board Blessing Hospital, Quincy Marion Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal Hillsboro Area Hospital, Hillsboro Norwegian-American Hospital, Chicago Fernando Chavarria Lee Friedman Brenda Pessin Carle Foundation Hospital, urbana Holy Cross Hospital, Chicago OSF Healthcare System Comm. Relations Mgr. Adjunct Professor, Epidemiologist UIC Director of Migrant Education Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital, IL Dept. Employment Security School of Public Health IL Migrant Council Carlinville Area Hospital, Carlinville OSF Holy Family, Monmouth Hoopeston Roberto Escalante Montserrat gonzalez Lucy Robles-Aquino Centegra Health System OSF Saint Anthony Medical Ctr, Rockford Promotores Coordinator President, Hispanocare Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield President Memorial Medical Center, Woodstock OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Peoria Pueblo Consulting Community Health Partnerships of Illinois Director, Community Health and Education Illini Hospital, Silvis Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Jesus Estrada Illinois valley Community Hospital, Peru Center, Pontiac Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield Lead Administrator Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey OSF St Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington Cook County Bureau of Health Services CgH Medical Center, Sterling Iroquois Memorial Hospital Resident OSF St Mary Medical Center, Galesburg Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago Home, Watseka Clay County Hospital, Flora Palos Community Hospital, Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, Palos Heights Community Hospital of Ottawa, Ottawa Chicago Pana Community Hospital, Pana Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville Paris Community Hospital, Paris Cook County Health System John and Mary E. Kirby Hospital, Monticello Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon Pekin Hospital, Pekin Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County, Kewanee Hospital, Kewanee Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton Oak Forest Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Provident Hospital of Cook County, Chicago Pinckneyville La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson Proctor Hospital, Peoria Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest Provena Health Annual report designed by Jones |
  11. 11. 222 south riverside Plaza, suite 100 | chicago, il 60606 1-800-222-1222 | tty: 12-06-618 | admin: 12-06-616 The Illinois Poison Center is a program of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), a membership and service association comprising more than 140 hospitals and health care organizations working together, since 1935, to improve the delivery of health care services in the Chicago area. To learn more, visit the MCHC website at