Based in Urbana, IL, The Carle Foundation is a vertically integrated health system with more than 7,000 employees in its hospitals, physician group, health plan and associated healthcare operations.
Serving a population of over 1.4 million people across 41 counties in Illinois and five in Indiana, Carle provides patient-focused, world-class care with a dedication to research and education.
The 413-bed Carle Foundation Hospital is the region’s only Level I Trauma Center and offers Level III perinatal services. Carle ranked in 2018 as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report and has achieved Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest honor for nursing care. In addition, Carle secured Great Place to Work in Healthcare® honors in 2018. The system also includes the 24-bed critical-access Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center, the 134-bed Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, and Carle Physician Group with more than 500 doctors.
Carle’s Centers for Excellence include Mills Breast Cancer Institute, Carle Cancer Center, Carle Spine Institute, Carle Neuroscience Institute, Carle Digestive Health Institute and Carle Heart and Vascular Institute. Carle Illinois College of Medicine is the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine. And the Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute enables clinicians and scientists to partner in solving some of today’s most pressing health issues.
Part of the Carle system, Health Alliance is a leading provider-driven health plan serving nearly a quarter-million members in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and Washington. In 2017 and 2018, Health Alliance was awarded by J.D. Power for highest member satisfaction among commercial health plans in the Illinois and Indiana Region.
- The area's only Level I Trauma Center
- The area's only independent Level III Perinatal Service
- Primary Stroke Center
- Clinic locations in 14 communities
- 25 departments including surgical, cardiovascular and neonatal ICUs
- The primary teaching hospital for the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign
- DNV GL Full Accreditation
- DNV GL Primary Stroke Center Certification
- Designation as a Level I Trauma Center and a Level III Center for Perinatal Care by the Illinois Department of Public Health
- Magnet Status for excellence in nursing care for Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group
- ISO 9001:2008 Certification
- Designation as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital by the Illinois Department of Public Health (Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center)
- Accreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
- Designation as a Lung Screening Center by the American College of Radiology
- Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
- Full accreditation for Inpatient Rehab, including Stroke Specialty, by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF); Brain Injury Specialty Certification
- Certificate of Accreditation with commendations for the Carle Cancer Registry from the Commission on Cancer; Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program through 2017
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
- Designation as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)
- Sponsoring institution for an ACGME Accredited General Surgery Residency Program
- ACE™ Accredited for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention
Awards & Accomplishments
- Great Place to Work® in Healthcare
- 2018 Notable Healthgrades awards:
- America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award (three years in a row)
- America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award (five years in a row)
- America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care (two years in a row)
- Top 1% in the nation for consistent clinical quality
- Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
- Most Wired Award by Hospitals & Health Networks (six years for Carle; five years for Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center and the first year for Carle Richland Memorial Hospital)
For nearly a century, Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group have shared a vision for providing high-quality health care.
The history of these entities began in 1918 when Margaret Burt Carle Morris left $40,000 to the City of Urbana, IL, for the purpose of starting a hospital. Her donation led to the creation of The Urbana Memorial Hospital Association. Her name – Carle – has been maintained, an enduring testimony to the roots of the organization.
In 1931, J.C. Thomas Rogers and Hugh L. Davison, two physicians from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, moved to Urbana and opened what was then called Carle Memorial Hospital and the Rogers-Davison Clinic. Housed in the abandoned Eastern Illinois Medical Sanitarium, the Clinic and 15-bed Hospital introduced the concept of multi-specialty group practice to the area.
Though the Clinic and Hospital were separated into two distinct organizations in 1946, they were reunited on April 1, 2010, and continue to provide high-quality health care and advancements in medical research.
Together known simply as Carle, Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group are proud of a long history bringing world-class health care to the residents of east central Illinois.
Board of Trustees
Kenneth Aronson, MD
Immediate Past Chair
Rajagopal Echambadi, PhD
Andy Arwari, MD
Jonathan Bailey, MD
ex officio trustee
Uretz Oliphant, MD
Paul Tucker, PhD
James Leonard, MD
ex officio non-voting
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