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Burgin family glad for local swing bed care offerings

Swing bed patients have access to nursing care, therapies, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, as well as regular doctor visits.

Preparing for school takes on new meaning amid COVID-19

Follow basic hand hygiene to help keep children healthy. Parents tackle back-to-school plans. Pediatricians can help you prepare your child.

Safely visiting friends and family

The more people you see and for longer periods pose the most risk for the spread of germs this summer.

Employee gift provides comfort in a pinch

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital (CRMH), hospital employees are making the life-saving breast screening a little better for patients, improving their comfort and care.

The same great care from the comfort and convenience of home

Telehealth and virtual visits surge amidst COVID-19 concerns but likely here to stay, patients and providers say.

Carle expanding in-person appointment availability

Carle reaching out to patients to reschedule postponed Primary Care appointments to meet patient needs.

Coming to Carle – in person or online

Next week, Carle will begin treating patients whose surgeries and procedures were delayed because of COVID-19. At Carle, your health and safety are our top priorities and we want to be sure you’re being cared for in the safest environment possible. In this email we’re providing guidance for everyone who needs care.

Giving from a grateful heart makes a big difference in a lot of little ways

Grateful patient motivated to gift more than 20 years ago still shows his appreciation today by meeting needs at Carle.

Central location and expedited care top list of CARC service enhancements

Carle Addiction Recovery Center operates at the forefront of addiction services, incorporating motivational interviewing for important mindset change.

University of Illinois, Carle Health partner with state of Illinois to increase COVID-19 testing

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is partnering with Carle Health and state agencies to enable thousands of additional COVID-19 tests to be performed locally and throughout Illinois.

Keeping your family healthy during COVID-19

With the current stay at home order in place, keeping your family healthy can be a bit more challenging. Hear are a few suggestions.

Take time now to plan for tomorrow’s healthcare needs

Use National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16) to start talking about or complete your advance directive care planning.

UofI and Carle Health team up to produce face shield for health care workers

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health team up to design and produce face shield for health care workers

United Together - How community can support Carle staff

While you’re staying safe at home, if you would like to show your support of all of our brave essential team members, we have some ideas.

Cardiac rehab in Mattoon turns a fortune and builds a friendship

Vickie Gilbert thought the worst after a heart diagnosis in May. Less than six months later, she turned her health around completely.

Support group links patients after an isolating diagnosis

Stephanie O’Neal was blindsided upon learning she had Crohn’s disease, but Carle’s IBD Support Group helps her feel connected and educated.

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