published Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Chattanooga: 10 facilities received suspect medications from New England pharmacy

NASHVILLE — Ten Chattanooga facilities, including Erlanger Health System, Memorial Mission Surgical Center, Parkridge East and Parkridge Medical Center, are among 74 identified by the Tennessee Department of Health as receiving suspect material from the New England Compounding Center after May 21, 2012.

The material includes injectable medications used in some eye and heart surgeries at the facilities, according to a news release from state officials.

While the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concerns that some of the NECC material used in eye and heart surgeries may have contributed to health problems in some patients, thus far no patients in Tennessee have been identified as having any issues caused by those products, the news release stated.

The facilities in Tennessee receiving the suspect material from the NECC are:

— Advanced Pain Care-TN, 1618 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 101, Chattanooga

— Chattanooga Surgery Center, 400 North Holtzclaw Ave., Chattanooga

— Erlanger Health System, 910 Blackford St., Chattanooga

— Euro Med Spa, 3888 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga

— Memorial Mission Surg. Ctr., 2515 De Sales Ave., Chattanooga

— Novamed Surgery Center of Chattanooga, 1949 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 200, Chattanooga

— Parkridge East Hospital, 941 Spring Creek Road, Chattanooga

— Parkridge Medical Center, 2333 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga

— Physicians Surgery Center of Chattanooga, 924 Spring Creek Road, Chattanooga

— Southeastern Retina Associates, 7268 Jarnigan Road, Suite 300, Chattanooga

Other facilities across the state:

— Athens Regional Medical Center, 1114 West Madison Ave., Athens

— Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, 2986 Kate Bond Road, Bartlett

— Bristol Regional Medical Center, One Medical Park Blvd., Bristol

— In Shape Weight Loss, 1135 Volunteer Parkway, Suite 5, Bristol

—Gateway Medical Center, 651 Dunlap Lane, Clarksville

— Primary Care Specialists-South, 1385 South Highland Ave., Suite B-1, Jackson

— Skyridge Medical Center, 2305 Chambliss Ave., NW, Cleveland

— Maury Regional Hospital, 1224 Trotwood Ave., Columbia

— Cookeville Regional Medical, One Medical Center Blvd., Cookeville

— Perimeter Surgery Center, 1059 Neal St., Suite B, Cookeville

— Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton, 1995 Highway 51 South, Covington

— Cataract & Laser Center, LLC, 15 Iris Lane, Crossville

— Specialty Surgery Center, 116 Brown Ave., Crossville

— Horizon Medical Center, 111 Highway 70 East, Dickson

— Sycamore Shoals Hospital, 1501 West Elk Ave., Elizabethton

— Plateau Surgery Center, 79 Fairfield Blvd., Fairfield Glade

— Rolling Hills Hospital, 2014 Quail Hollow Circle, Franklin

— Loden Vision Centers, 907 Rivergate Parkway, Goodlettsville

— Laughlin Memorial Hospital, 1420 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville

— Takoma Regional Hospital, 401 Takoma Ave., Greeneville

— Premier Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, 5651 Frist Blvd., Suite 500, Hermitage

— Summit Surgery Center, 3901 Central Pike, Suite 152, Hermitage

— Plastic Surgery Clinic of Jackson, 10 Lynoak Cove, Jackson

— Franklin Woods Community Hospital, 300 Med Tech Parkway, Johnson City

— Johnson City Eye Surgery Center, 110 Med Tech Blvd., Suite 2, Johnson City

— Johnson City Medical Center, 400 North State of Franklin Road, Johnson City

— Indian Path Medical Center, 2000 Brookside Drive, Kingsport

— Center for Sight, 930 East Emerald, Suite 711, Knoxville

— East Tennessee Children's Hospital, 2018 Clinch Ave., Knoxville

— Family Orthopedic Clinic, 10810 Parkside Drive, Knoxville

— Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Pharm., 1901 Clinch Ave., Knoxville

— Gregory K. Hoover, MD, 220 Fort Sanders West Blvd. 2, Knoxville

— Knoxville Eye Surgery Center, 140 Capital Drive, Suite 2, Knoxville

— Ortho Tennessee/DBA Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic, 1422 Old Weisgarber Road, Knoxville

— Premier Vein Clinic, 4713 Papermill Drive, Suite 202 Knoxville

— David Reath, MD, 109 Northshore Drive, Knoxville

— Southeastern Retina Associates, 2020 Kay St., First Floor, Knoxville

— St. Mary's Ambulatory Surgery Center, 1515 St. Mary's St., Knoxville

— Tennessee Orthopedic Clinics, P.C., 308 North Peters Road, Suite 225, Knoxville

— University of Tennessee Med Center, 1924 Alcon Highway, Knoxville

— Volunteer Community Hospital, 161 Mt. Pelia Road, Martin

— McKenzie Medical Center, 205 Hospital Drive, McKenzie

— Center for Dermatology, 1215 Poplar Ave., Memphis

— Lakeway Regional Hospital, 726 McFarland St., Morristown

— TN Sports Medicine Surgery Center, LLC, 5002 Crossings Circle, Suite 110, Mt. Juliet

— McCabe Vision Center, 122 Heritage Park Drive, Murfreesboro

— Middle TN Ambulatory Surgery Center, 1800 Medical Center Parkway, Suite 120, Murfreesboro

— Surgicenter of Murfreesboro Med. Clinic, 1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro

— Baptist Ambulatory Surgery Center, 312 21st Ave. North, Nashville

— Centennial Medical Center, 2300 Patterson St., Nashville

— Premier Orthopedic Surgery Center, 394 Harding Place, Suite 100, Nashville

— Southern Hills Medical Center, 391 Wallace Road, Nashville

—St. Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgical, 4230 Harding Road, Suite 901, Nashville

— VMG Clinic Pharmacy, 1211 Medical Center Drive, Room 1815 TVC, Nashville

— Wellness Solutions, Inc., 2323 21st Ave. South #306, Nashville

— Wesley Ophthalmic Surgery Center, 1800 Church St., Nashville

— Dermatology Associates of Oak Ridge, 800 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge

— Methodist Medical Center, 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge

— PCA Pain Care Center, 102 Vermont Ave., Suite 200, Oak Ridge

— Center for Sight, 7800 Conner Road, Powell

— Premier Vein Clinic, 7557 Dannaher Way, Powell

— Heritage Medical Center, 2835 Highway 231 North, Shelbyville

— Stone Crest Medical Center, 200 Stone Crest Blvd., Smyrna

— Sweetwater Hospital Association, 304 Wright St., Sweetwater

The FDA does not urge patient follow-up at this time for use of NECC products of lower risk, such as lotions, creams and eye drops not used in conjunction with surgery as well as suppositories, according to the news release.

The signs and symptoms of meningitis include fever; headache; stiff neck; nausea and vomiting; sensitivity to light and altered mental status. Symptoms for other possible infections may include signs of sepsis and/or fever; swelling; increasing pain; redness; warmth at injection site; visual changes; pain, redness or discharge from the eye; chest pain or infection in the chest.

Tennesseans wanting to ask questions about the outbreak may contact the Tennessee Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

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