Below you’ll find Memorial Hermann’s official statement regarding a national shortage of IV fluid bags that is impacting hospitals across the United States. Thank you for your inquiries.
Memorial Hermann has been actively monitoring the national shortage of IV fluid bags that is impacting hospitals across the U.S. While Memorial Hermann does not purchase its IV fluid bags from manufacturers that sustained damage following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the loss of production from that company has created a nationwide shortage of small IV bags used to administer some medications that is affecting all hospitals. Memorial Hermann is proactively addressing this issue by temporarily changing medication administration practices for certain medications. This alternate delivery method allows Memorial Hermann to continue providing the same safe, high-quality care that patients have come to expect from our facilities. Care of our patients has not been impacted and we will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.