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Research and patient education meld with plenty of heart

Screenings featured hand-held devices that pair with smartphones and tablets to measure and report a person’s heart rhythm.

Stroke-prevention procedure serves as option for high-risk patients

Carle is the only Illinois hospital outside the Chicago and St. Louis areas to offer TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR).

For third year in a row, Health Alliance earns J.D. Power member-satisfaction honors in region

Quality keeps State of Illinois employees coming back. ... Many appreciate the connection between Health Alliance and the Carle health system.

Carle positions itself for success in research, and it's paying off

Carle Heart and Vascular Institute's Benjamin Rhee, MD: "Now is not the time to hold back. Now is the time to jump in.”

High-quality nursing care earns decade of Magnet recognition

Carle’s third national Magnet designation serves as proof of the focus on continual improvement to benefit patients.

Cornbelt Fire, Carle Arrow Ambulance strengthen life-saving partnership

“Since 1996, we’ve seen the population we serve grow by 70 percent while medical calls increased by 300 percent,” said John Koller, Cornbelt FPD chief. 

Physician innovators thrive on collaboration to meet patient needs

With more than 2,300 applications for its second class, Carle Illinois College of Medicine builds legacy of physician-innovators.

Carle, Health Alliance earn Great Place to Work second year in a row

"We use employees' feedback to continue to make positive changes to our communications, benefits and programs."

New ED nurse thrives on adrenaline, top-notch teamwork

The Illinois State Police recently presented Courtney Bukantis with its Director’s Award of Distinction. 

Iroquois Memorial Hospital transplant gets in gear in Hoopeston

Nurse's perspective: I’m generally calm, and I treat patients how I would want my family members treated.

Future physician-engineer puts her heart and soul into research

Heart and stroke prevention benefit from Carle staff and Carle Illinois College of Medicine students partnering on research.

Nurse residency program receives national stamp of success

Top honors for Carle's Nurse Residency Program show commitment to the learning and orientation needs of new nurses.

Hunter, farmer finds renewal with hearing aids that really work

Carle Audiology and its patients say hearing aids today are tiny and unobtrusive, plus many link to the wearer’s smartphone.

Local team gives new life to restless legs syndrome treatment

Daniel Picchietti, MD, develops guidelines to support patients who cope with frustrating condition that inhibits quality sleep.

Chemical engineer melds his experience, passion for medicine

Medical school search yields big next step for Olney-area resident – the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine at his alma mater. 

STEP students support realities of high-quality patient care

“Kathleen is a liaison for the patient. This helps us significantly in making sure we are consistent in our customer service.”

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