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.

Spine Fractures

Interventional radiology techniques are used to diagnose and treat conditions of the spine. Imaging technology precisely guides minimally-invasive procedures with needles, catheters and other devices. Services we perform include:

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are minimally-invasive procedures for treating painful vertebral compression fractures, which are fractures involving the spine. There are several causes of compression fractures in the spine, but the most common cause is osteoporosis which is a disease where the bone has lost its normal density and strength. Bones in patients with osteoporosis are weak and are prone to fractures, even with minimal trauma. Weakened bones can be seen in elderly or bedridden patients, patients with cancer involving the spine and those with metabolic disorders or chronic steroid use.

In vertebroplasty, x-rays are used to guide needles through the skin and into the spine to allow cement to be injected into the broken bones. In kyphoplasty, needles are also guided into the spine but small balloons are used to create a cavity before the cement is injected. Both procedures are outpatient procedures done with either moderate sedation with IV medications ("twilight sedation") or general anesthesia and take 1 to 2 hours to perform. The vast majority of patients are discharged the same day.

Your doctor will send you to an Intervention Radiologist for consultation where you will be evaluated to see if you would be a good candidate for this procedure. Additional tests such as nuclear medicine scans, CT Scans and/or MRIs may be necessary, along with some simple blood work.