Meet Our Providers

With providers practicing in 50 specialties at 13 convenient locations, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle.

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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.

Cesarean Births

Sometimes a cesarean birth (c-section) is the safest way to deliver your baby. A cesarean birth is a procedure in which the doctor surgically delivers your baby. While a cesarean birth may be frightening at first, it can be just as joyous and rewarding for you and your birth partner as a vaginal birth.

A cesarean birth may be needed for a number of reasons – your baby is in distress or in the wrong position, your pelvis is too small, your baby is too large, your labor isn’t progressing, or you had a previous delivery by cesarean birth.

Cesarean births take place in the obstetrical operating room located on the tenth floor Labor and Delivery Unit where you will be attended by:

  • Obstetrician
  • Assistant (another obstetrician, physician assistant or certified nurse midwife), Your labor and delivery nurse
  • Operating room technician
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)and anesthesiologist – manage anesthesia throughout the procedure
  • NICU staff – may be present for any medical needs related to the care of the newborn
  • Baby advocate – registered nurse responsible specifically for the care of the newborn from birth through the first hour of life

To prepare you for a cesarean birth, your nurse will start an IV, clean and shave your abdomen and insert a catheter into your bladder. Usually, you will be given spinal or epidural anesthesia. This anesthesia allows the mother to be awake during the birth and to share the birth experience. In most cases, your partner will be allowed to be with you during the surgical procedure. There are some circumstances which medically require general anesthesia.

Following the cesarean birth, there will be a one- to two-hour recovery period in the recovery room (located across the hall from the obstetrical operating room). During that time, you will be watched closely and made as comfortable as possible. As often as possible, your baby will be with you during your recovery time to maximize bonding and initial breastfeeding. You will have a nurse with you throughout your recovery.

If you are having a scheduled cesarean birth, your care provider will share specific surgery instructions with you prior to your scheduled surgery date.