Debra Pressey

Debra Pressey

Champaign County Nursing Home, 2 others in area fined for 4th-quarter violations

SPRINGFIELD — The Champaign County Nursing Home and two other nursing homes in the area have been fined for violations occurring in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The county nursing home in Urbana, along with Champaign Urbana Nursing and Rehab in Savoy and Danville Care Center, were all fined for type "B" violations.

Champaign Surgery Center at the Fields set to debut Feb. 4

CHAMPAIGN — A brand new outpatient surgery center is set to open Feb. 4 at Carle at the Fields in southwest Champaign.

Owned by both Carle and Christie Clinic, the Champaign Surgery Center at the Fields is replacing the older Champaign SurgiCenter at 1702 S. Mattis Ave., C.

Carle tax trial, Day 15: Motion to dismiss part of suit rejected

URBANA — The city of Urbana and Cunningham Township will continue to face a breach-of-contract claim included in a more-than-decade-old lawsuit the Carle Foundation filed over the denial of its property-tax exemptions.

Carle tax trial, Day 14: Charity-care specifics under microscope

URBANA — "Applied to Carle for charity care in 1952; charity care approved in 2011."

That was one example pulled out of a spreadsheet Tuesday by Champaign County Assistant State's Attorney Joel Fletcher and shown to an expert witness for the Carle Foundation, Indianapolis-based health care consultant Kevin Cornish.

Eighth annual event's sights set well beyond One Winter Night

CHAMPAIGN — C-U at Home's eighth annual One Winter Night event will help raise money for the organization to take over the operation of the men's winter emergency shelter later this year.

A nonprofit agency that helps the homeless of Champaign-Urbana, C-U at Home is hoping this year's One Winter Night will raise $250,000, according to Executive Director Rob Dalhaus.

Wondering why you got an unexpected out-of-network medical bill?

URBANA — You did your homework and chose an in-network doctor.

You went to an in-network hospital and an in-network clinic for your medical care.

So how did you end up with a surprise, out-of-network bill?

Carle tax trial, Day 13: Expert testifying for Carle calls 100% discounts unique

URBANA — An Indianapolis-based health care consultant testifying as an expert witness for the Carle Foundation said Friday he found several unique features in Carle's charity-care policies and practices.

Carle tax trial, Day 12: Exemption applications focus of day's testimony

URBANA — Lawyers for the Carle Foundation are nearly ready to wrap up their side in the trial of an 11-year-old lawsuit Carle filed over the denial of its tax exemptions for its main hospital and three other properties in Urbana.

The Health Reporter Is In, Jan. 17, 2019

Q: Is the Watchman heart procedure going to be available in this area, and is it for anyone with atrial fibrillation?

Carle tax trial, Day 10: Ex-CFO says merger as for-profit was considered

URBANA — Before the former for-profit Carle Clinic was acquired by the Carle Foundation and began operating under the foundation's nonprofit umbrella, other options were considered, a Carle executive testified Tuesday.