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Carle Foundation Hospital &
Carle Clinic Association

Website:  http://www.carle.org/

611 W. Park
Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: 217-383-4550

Site Coordinator: Jen Wagner, MS, RD, LDN

Carle Foundation Hospital & Carle Clinic Association

Carle Foundation Hospital is a 300-bed facility, located in Urbana, Illinois, with more than 25 departments including surgical, cardiac and neurological intensive care units, a Level III Prenatal Center and the region’s Level 1 Trauma Center. Carle also serves as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Carle Foundation Hospital is owned and operated by The Carle Foundation, a not-for profit organization which operates a variety of health-related services. Being the only locally owned and operated hospital in the Champaign-Urbana area, Carle focuses on improving the health of the community through its comprehensive efforts in community initiatives.

The Carle Foundation works in collaboration with Carle Clinic Association, one of the largest private physician groups in the United States. Carle Clinic is comprised of more than 300 physicians practicing in more than 50 specialties and sub-specialties. Through a network of 12 branch clinics, a variety of outpatient services, and residency programs, Carle Clinic physicians can meet health care needs wherever they exist throughout east central Illinois.


Carle is dedicated to improving the health of its community through a comprehensive regional network."

Whether it's through our branch clinics, Level 1 Trauma Center, Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety, Arrow Ambulance, or Health Systems Research Center, Carle is working every day to meet and exceed our mission. The people who work at Carle dedicate themselves to the highest level of patient care and commit themselves to serving the needs of our community.

A Brief History

In 1918, Margaret B. Carle Morris left $40,000 to the city of Urbana to help establish a hospital. Others donated the land, time and energy to make her dream a reality. From that original gift of $40,000 almost eighty years ago, Carle Clinic Association and The Carle Foundation have grown to become one of the largest healthcare providers in Illinois. Carle continues to grow and serve the health care needs of communities throughout central Illinois and beyond.


Food Service Management

The mission of the Food Service Department at Carle Foundation Hospital is to satisfy the nutritional needs of their customers with a commitment to quality and service.Although the primary focus is on the patient food service, the department also provides food for a large number of special functions, for the hospital cafeteria, for the Carle day care center, and for 3 area Head Start programs. The department employs 65 people and serves 12,000 meals per week.

Clinical Rotations

The Dietetic Internship offers experience in all area of the department including food service management, clinical nutrition care, and community nutrition. With Carle Clinic Association's specialty areas the clinical rotation includes a broad base of patient care experiences with a multidisciplinary approach.