Carle Foundation

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


  • ​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