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Medical Services

Carle Foundation Hospital

Based in Urbana, Ill., the Carle Foundation Hospital is a 413-bed regional care hospital that has achieved Magnet® designation. It is the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center.

611 W. Park Street, Urbana, IL 61802   |   (217) 383-3311

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center is comprised of a 24-bed critical access hospital and medical clinic based in Hoopeston, Illinois.

701 E. Orange Street, Hoopeston, IL 60942   |   (217) 283-5531

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

Located in Olney, Ill., Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is a 134-bed hospital with nearly 600 employees serving portions of eight counties in southeastern Illinois.

800 East Locust St, Olney, IL 62459   |   (618) 395-2131

Convenient Care vs. ED

Carle Convenient Care offers same-day treatment for minor illnesses and injuries through walk-in appointments.

Not sure where to go? Click here for a list of conditions appropriate for the emergency department

Philanthropy

Philanthropy gives hope to patients and helps take health care in our community to a whole new level.

Classes & Events

Carle offers free community events open to members of the public. Select a category to view the calendar of upcoming events.

Patients deserve the best possible healthcare, regardless of their ability to pay.

The Facts About Property Taxes

For 85 years, Carle has stayed true to its core purpose to provide care to all who need it. But for more than a decade, this purpose has been called into question.

Because Carle stands by its lawful property tax exemptions, some say we're not doing our fair share for the community. The fact is that patients depend on Carle to bring high quality, high value medical care and lifesaving treatments to the region. While the U.S. health system undergoes sweeping changes, and state and federal reimbursement rates decline, patients continue to benefit from a leader in quality and one of the top 10 hospitals in Illinois providing charity care to those in need.

Is one of the most charitable organizations in the community, the second largest employer in the county, and one of the highest quality hospitals in the nation actually a burden? The ultimate answer is important not only for the people in this community, but for everyone, because if charitable hospitals are relied upon to provide free care to ease the burden on government and also mandated to pay taxes, it becomes very difficult for hospitals to sustain.

It wasn't that we always paid property taxes and now we don't. The local taxing bodies in 2002 denied the property tax exemptions which up to that point had always been granted.

as reported in The News-Gazette, April 2014

We are proud to serve the community and believe the people here deserve access to healthcare now and in the future.

What Residents and Businesses Should Know

History of the Property Tax Issue

1946-Present

Carle follows the law serving the community as tax-exempt organization

As a non-profit providing charitable healthcare to thousands, Carle is exempt from paying property taxes for 60 years.

Read the letter from the IRS declaring Carle tax-exempt »

Why tax-exempt?

For decades, this country has honored the significant role non-profits play in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable. Because they fill the gap between where business leaves off and what the government can provide, non-profits have been exempt from certain taxes, including property taxes. The Carle Foundation is among those charitable organizations and has stayed true to its core purpose of providing care to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay.

Other tax-exempt organizations include churches, schools and service agencies.

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2004-2017

Local officials ignore the law denying Carle's longstanding property tax exemptions

In 2004, without warning, local taxing body officials denied property tax exemptions on certain historically exempt Carle properties, despite the charity given to so many. Carle paid the property taxes under protest and filed a lawsuit to defend and preserve the healthcare resources for this community.

$20.8 million paid in protest, legally not to be spent by the taxing bodies

Paying under protest

When taxes are paid under protest, that money is legally to be held in escrow, and in this instance, it was not to be spent until the rules were clear or the litigation resolved.

Urbana School District and Urbana Park District held their share of Carle's tax payments in escrow, and did not use the funds for regular business. Carle and the Urbana School and Park Districts have since reached an agreement that allows these taxing bodies to retain a portion of the taxes paid.

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May 2012

State legislature clarifies the law defining criteria for hospitals to qualify for tax exemption

The Illinois General Assembly passed a law in 2012 establishing clear, objective criteria for tax exemption for all hospitals in Illinois: that a non-profit hospital must provide more charity care than it would pay in property taxes each year. Charity care is measured at cost - it cannot be reported differently or inflated. The law says any hospital easing that significant burden for the government doesn't also have to pay property taxes.

The 2012 law did not change Carle's non-profit status or the status of any other non-profit in Illinois. It did not grant new tax exempt status to Carle or any other hospital. It simply defined the criteria for continuing to earn property tax exemptions for all hospitals in Illinois.

Carle consistently exceeds state criteria to qualify

Carle provides tens of millions in free care to thousands of people every year because the need in this community is so great. In 2016, Carle provided $30.1 million in charity care - this is nearly five times greater than Carle would pay in property taxes, and the number of individuals receiving free or discounted care continues to grow.

Charity care is reported AT COST. This means it cannot be inflated. It does NOT include bad debt or unreimbursed costs of Medicare or Medicaid.

In Urbana Alone

more than 4,900 people, or nearly 12 percent of the population, couldn't afford the healthcare they needed and received more than $4.3 million in charity care at cost from Carle in 2016.

This benefit to Urbana residents is nearly the value of Carle’s property tax exemptions in all communities – so claiming that Urbana pays for charity care for people in the region doesn’t hold up. In fact, Urbana's economy benefits from Carle. »

Chart of charity care provided to Urbana residents

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2013 & Beyond

Carle stands by the law continuing to work for the wellbeing of people in the region

In March 2013, the Illinois Department of Revenue and the Champaign County Board of Review issued property tax exemptions to Carle for the year 2012 according to the new non-profit hospital property tax exemption law.

In October 2013, a Champaign County circuit judge ruled that this law applies to Carle's pending exemption claims for 2004-2011. On May 27, 2014, the judge granted Carle's motion for summary judgment on this ruling – a step toward preserving Carle's longstanding tax exemptions.

While this ruling would allow the property taxes paid in protest to be returned to Carle, we are working with taxing bodies because we believe in this community and understand that resources are needed.

In 2013, we reached a settlement with the Urbana School and Park Districts that allows the taxing bodies to retain a portion of the taxes paid under protest for tax years 2004-2011.

 
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Urbana School District share - $10,893,000
Amount to be returned to Carle - $5,737,500
Amount retained by School District - $5,155,500

 

Urbana Park District share - $1,946,000
Amount to be returned to Carle - $1,012,500
Amount retained by Park District - $933,500

 

Residents could avoid property tax increases due to Carle if the City of Urbana would agree to a similar settlement. Carle has offered a settlement to the city that would eliminate their $329,837 shortfall as a result of Carle receiving additional exemptions on a handful of properties in Urbana. If the mayor agrees to the settlement, residents in Urbana could be protected from property tax increases due to Carle's tax-exempt status for more than six years and let the city address it ongoing structural deficits caused by other spending and revenue challenges.

It is in the taxpayers' best interest for the City government to consider a settlement to add millions to its coffers, especially when the law clearly says the city isn't entitled to that money currently in escrow. Read the questions Urbana officials should answer »

It comes down to one thing: patients' access to healthcare resources.

In today's healthcare environment, many Illinois hospitals are facing closure. Carle is committed to making tough choices and planning for the future so patients can have access to the services they need.

If residents want lifesaving treatments available for themselves and their loved ones, they should advocate for the city to work with Carle on solving these challenges.

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