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Community Health Workers in Vermilion County are meeting patients where they are – in their homes

New program in underserved communities provides connections and assistance for individuals making healthcare choices to better their lives.

Healthcare-related scams designed to steal personal data are on the rise

Carle Health urges patients to be alert for scammers sending unauthorized messages asking for personal information.

Endoscopy Center recognized as “best” from U.S. News & World Report

The center in Peoria is one of six in Illinois named "best" and the only downstate in the inaugural Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers ratings.

New AI tool for sepsis diagnosis gets its start thanks to research at Carle

An inquisitive engineer, Carle clinicians and the University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering partner to develop research and a tool for early detection of sepsis in hospital patients.

Thyroid cancer patients find added expertise from newly formed tumor board

Carle is one of the few healthcare systems in the state with a thyroid cancer tumor board. Clinicians who come to the table monthly to share their expertise affecting various aspects of each patient’s health will elevate the level of care.

Volunteers make all the difference at Carle Health

Volunteers throughout the region donate their time and talents to making lives better for others each day at locations throughout the Carle Health system.

Methodist College names Dr. Kayla Banks as Chancellor

Methodist College is pleased to announce Kayla Banks, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, as its Chancellor, effective April 15, 2024.

Midwives bring compassion, expertise to their profession of supporting patients holistically

As the largest group of midwives based in the city limits of Champaign and Urbana, Carle Foundation Hospital midwives are trained nurse practitioners who deliver on dedication to their patients.

Colon health routines may need to start sooner than expected

Patient finds support and receives individualized care, empowering her to make health choices for her own.

Future gift will transform interior spaces at Carle Foundation Hospital

Estate plan results in single largest gift made to Carle Health Center for Philanthropy in 2023 with a focus on nurturing mental health and emotional well-being.

Central Illinois mom shares impact of son's organ donation at Carle Health Donate Life events

Carle Health is committed to facilitating the gift of organ and tissue donation. During National Donate Life Month, flag-raising ceremonies will happen at three Carle Health hospitals. The keynote speaker will be the mother of a 17-year-old organ donor from Central Illinois.

World-class pediatric care recognized at Carle Foundation Hospital

Carle Foundation Hospital is one of three Pediatric Critical Care Centers in downstate Illinois and 11 statewide.

Athletic trainers work on and off the field of competition to ensure athletes stay healthy

A conduit between coaches, parents and physicians, athletic trainers work to keep young and old healthy from head to toe.

Bronchiolitis kits offer at-home peace of mind for parents after an Emergency Department visit

Carle Foundation Hospital offers take-home kits as an alternative for qualifying parents who bring a young child to the Emergency Department with respiratory illness.

Carle Health welcomes Leap Day babies, including twins who will have different birth dates

Babies born on Feb. 29 will have a special place on the calendar as parents look for ways to celebrate the birth date.

Just when everything was going wrong, everything went right: A survivor story

“Feeling the running screw conveyer beating at the bottom of my shoe, knowing it could grab me at any moment, was more terrifying than anything else.”

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