Carle will build $5 million building in Monticello

Carle will build $5 million building in Monticello

MONTICELLO – Carle will build a new $5 million medical office building on the campus of the new Kirby Medical Center under construction in Monticello.

Carle and Kirby executives made a joint announcement this morning, saying the building will house Carle primary care providers. Lab and radiology services will be provided by Kirby Medical Center in its own building, said Stephanie Beever, a Carle vice president.

Construction on the Carle building is set to start in March, weather cooperating, and Carle hopes to move into the new building in late 2011.

Officials from Carle and Kirby said having Carle physicians next to the hospital will be more convenient for patients and provide new opportunities for expanded health care services in Piatt County.

The new and larger Kirby Medical Center off Interstate 72 is being built to replace the current John & Mary E. Kirby Hospital.

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EMT wrote on January 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

A great partnership for local healthcare.

veryupset wrote on January 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Yes, this is a very good partnership. But someone PLEASE tell me: how can they keep putting all of this "extra" money in "Building Funds" but can't put any in "Payroll Funds?!" I haven't received a "cost of living raise" in over three years. Don't get me wrong, I have gotten raises, but only because I work hard for our patients and keep taking on more responsibilities to get "promoted" and get a $0.30/hour raise and still only make $10/hour. But, Carle can build a $5 million building in Monticello and how much on the new construction on main campus?? I love our patients, that's why I stay, but it seems Carle continues to say they "value their employees" but they aren't showing it. Yes, they do holiday meals for everyone and gives everyone a ham, turkey or fruit basket at the end of the year-which costs a lot of money and I do appreciate it- but it just feels like they say what the public wants to hear and they don't value their employees as much as they say they do. We do a lot for Carle to ensure our patients are treated properly and we do not get compensated for it the way we should.

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