Carle has had a comprehensive Community Benefit Plan since the late 1990s and provided community service and charity care for many years prior to that. As state and federal guidelines are updated outlining the levels of support hospitals must provide, Carle continues to exceed the requirements with one of the most generous charity care programs and many long-term community benefit programs.
We have regularly conducted community health needs assessments and worked to address those needs. Carle is now providing a tool that illustrates how Central Illinois ranks in meeting key health needs. The information is available to support community leaders in more easily identifying and addressing those most pressing needs.