Carle combines clinical care, health insurance, research and academics in a way that solves real-world problems today. Supported by a deep philanthropic spirit with an eye toward the future, we’re dedicated to doing what it takes to make life better for as many as possible.
Our mission is to serve people through high-quality care, medical research and education. Based in Urbana, IL, The Carle Foundation is a vertically integrated health system with more than 11,000 employees in its hospitals, multi-specialty physician group, health plans spanning six states and associated healthcare businesses including the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school.
Benefiting the community is central to everything we do at Carle, and our role within the community extends far beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics. Carle provides assistance, programs and resources when and where our communities need them.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
In light of recent events focused on the reality and impact of racism, many organizations across the country have made public statements about their commitment to end racism. We applaud this commitment, we stand united, and vow to create an environment of inclusion, free from racism in the care and service we deliver, and for our team members. At Carle and Health Alliance, we support and are actively engaging in key efforts focused on inclusion, equality and healing. We have defined the actionable steps we will take to assure we achieve our goals – and we will share our progress with our workforce and the communities we are honored to serve.
At Carle, doctors partner with scientists through the Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute to solve some of today’s most pressing health issues. And engineers and medical students explore possibilities at Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school. Carle is positioned to impact the future of healthcare. With tools like MyCarle, we leverage the need for fast, accurate access to medical information while safeguarding your health data. With expanded features, you have more access to information and tools to live healthier lives and act on treatment plans. Carle demonstrates excellence in IT implementation and innovation through applications like Carle map with turn-by-turn navigation to guide patients from the parking lot to their appointment.
Developed from a partnership between the Carle Health System and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Carle Illinois College of Medicine seeks to solve real-world health problems through the development of innovative tools and therapeutics that will enhance patient care.
The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is the first college of medicine in the world with a curriculum that fuses engineering and medicine – creating a truly innovative future.
Leadership and Board of Trustees
Carle is a physician-led, vertically integrated health system providing patient-focused, world-class care guided by leadership and governed by a Board of Trustees.
Awards and Accreditations
Recognized among the nation’s top hospitals, Carle provides excellent healthcare while continuously improving to meet the needs of our patients.