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.

Epilepsy Center

Carle Neuroscience Institute's Epilepsy Center is a comprehensive program providing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services provided by fellowship trained epileptologists.

Services Included

  • Diagnostic monitoring to determine the cause of seizures inpatient and outpatient
  • Determination of whether a patient has epilepsy or not
  • Evaluation of treatment effectiveness and optimization of medications
  • Evaluation for epilepsy surgery
  • Specialized neurosurgical epilepsy surgical service
  • Specialized neuroradiological services including epilepsy protocol 3T MRI, fMRI and WADA
  • Neuropsychological services
  • Acute continuous bedside EEG monitoring for patients often in the ICU where seizure is an aspect of their reason for hospital admission to guide treatment

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) is a dedicated unit consisting of:

  • Private rooms that are hard wired for recording data and designed with patient safety in mind.
  • Nearby monitoring room with real time monitors and review stations for continuous monitoring and headed by experienced staff.
  • Specially trained nursing and technical staff to respond to seizures, issues and events 24/7
  • EMU admissions typically fall into one of three categories:
    1. Diagnostic admissions to assess if patients have seizures (typically a 24 to 48-hour admission).
    2. Evaluation of treatment effectiveness (typically a 24-hour admission).
    3. Evaluation for surgery in patients whose seizures do not respond to medication (typically a 3-7 day admission).

Once enough data has been collected to make an assessment, our epileptologists will create a care plan to control the seizures and will follow the patient's progress as an outpatient until they are stable. Patients with seizures that can be controlled with medication will work with their primary care physicians for ongoing monitoring of their conditions. If the condition changes, the patient will return to the epilepsy clinic for further evaluation.

Patients with seizures that do not respond to medication will be evaluated for their potential for epilepsy surgery or device implantiation and will continue with our Epilepsy Center team through surgery and confirmation that the seizures have ceased.

Surgical Treatments for Epilepsy

Surgical options fall into two categories:

Resection
  • Lesionectomy – The removal of abnormal lesions on the brain.
  • Lobectomy – The removal of a portion of the temporal lobe or another part of the brain.
Device implantation
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulators – An implantable pulse generator is placed under the skin with a lead wire running to the vagus nerve in the neck. The device is programmed by the neurologist during subsequent visits to deliver mild pulses of electrical energy to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Responsive Neuro Stimulation (RNS) – A new implanted brain electrode, management, programing and implantation that will be offered in the future.

Meet our team

Epilepsy Center Location

Carle Foundation Hospital
611 W. Park Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3440