Carle Fact Sheet

Based in Urbana, Ill.,The Carle Foundation is the not-for-profit parent company of an integrated network of healthcare services. At its core are Carle Foundation Hospital, Carle Physician Group and Health Alliance Medical Plans. The 413-bed regional care hospital has achieved Magnet® designation, the nation's highest honor for nursing care. The Mills Breast Cancer Institute, Carle Cancer Center, Carle Spine Institute and Carle Heart and Vascular Institute bring additional advanced diagnostic and treatment options.

Carle Physician Group, the outpatient practice serving nearly 170,000 unique patients annually, is comprised of more than 400 physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality care in 80 specialties located in 14 communities across central Illinois. As an integrated system, Carle remains a committed partner in strengthening the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Carle offers:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Accreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers
  • Accreditation for AirLife by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
  • Certificate of Accreditation with commendations for the Carle Cancer Registry from the Commission on Cancer; Carle is a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program approved through 2014
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
  • Sponsoring institution for an ACGME Accredited General Surgery Residency Program

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Great Place to Work® in Healthcare for 2018
  • 2017 Notable Healthgrades awards:
    • America's 50 Best Hospital Award™ (2 years in a row)
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ (6 years in a row)
    • Top 1% in the nation for consistent clinic quality
    • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™
  • Most Wired Award by Hospitals & Health Networks (6 years for Carle; 5 years for Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center and the first year for Carle Richland Memorial Hospital)
  • Top 34 Hospitals for Hip Replacements by Consumer's Report (reported by Becker's Orthopedic Review)
  • 100 Great Healthcare Leaders to Know, CEO/President James C. Leonard by Becker's Hospital Review

Carle History

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, Ill. 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.

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Board of Trustees

Brenda Timmons

Karl Appelquist
Vice Chair

Kenneth Aronson, MD

Guy Hall
Immediate Past Chair

Chris Slater-Vohs

Rajagopal Echambadi, PhD

Marty Edwards

Donna Greene

Andy Arwari, MD

Jonathan Bailey, MD
ex officio trustee

Uretz Oliphant, MD

Meredith Mills

Jon Stewart

Paul Tucker, PhD

James Leonard, MD
ex officio non-voting

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Leadership Team

James C. Leonard, MD

President, Chief Executive Officer, The Carle Foundation

John M. Snyder

Executive Vice President and System Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie Beever

Executive Vice President, System Strategic Planning

Dennis P. Hesch

Executive Vice President and System Chief Financial Officer

Laurence J. Fallon

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Affairs and Human Resources Officer

Matthew Gibb, MD

Executive Vice President and System Chief Medical Officer

Lynne C. Barnes

Chief Operating Officer, Carle Foundation Hospital and Senior Vice President, Facilities

Pamela Bigler

Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

Beth Edrington

Senior Vice President, System Consulting

Matthew Kolb

Senior Vice President, Specialty Care and Regional Health Services

Caleb Miller

Senior Vice President, Surgical Services, Diagnostic Services, and Primary Care

Kayla Banks

Vice President, Women's Health Services and Pediatrics

Mike Billimack

Vice President, Marketing and Government/Community Relations

Harry Brockus

Vice President of Rural Health and CEO, Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center

Hope Brown

Vice President, Quality Services

Jennifer Eardley, PhD

Vice President, Research

Patty Holaday

Vice President, System Provider Recruitment

Scott Hendrie

Vice President, Finance and Treasury

Beth Katsinas

Vice President, Center for Philanthropy

Letha Kramer

Vice President, Chief Risk and Corporate Integrity Officer

Amy Lee

Vice President, Champaign-Urbana Primary Care and Medical and Pediatric Specialties

Kurt Leifheit

Vice President, Corporate Counsel

King Li, MD

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Dean and Carle Vice President and Chief Academic Officer

Chirag Patel

Vice President, Enterprise Strategy and Development

Rick Rinehart

Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Suzanne Sampson

System Vice President, Information Management and Analytics, Project Management

Lauren Schmid

Vice President, Human Resources

Julianna Sellett

Vice President, Community Health Initiatives

Luke Sullivan

Vice President, Carle Cancer Center and Carle Neuroscience Institute

Dawn B. Walden

Vice President, Revenue Cycle Operations, Pharmacy Services and Windsor of Savoy

Chuck Dennis, MD

Associate Chief Medical Officer, Specialty Care and Regional Health Services

Robert Good, DO

Chief Medical Officer, Health Alliance Medical Plans

Robert Healy, MD

Chief Medical Quality Officer, Medical Director of GME and DIO

Blair Rowitz, MD

Associate Chief Medical Officer and Carle Illinois College of Medicine Associate Dean

Sally Salmons, MD

Associate Chief Medical Officer, Medicine and Medical Subspecialties

William Schuh, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer, Medical Director of the Research Institute

Michael Sutter

Chief Innovation Officer