Construction has just begun on the new Carle Foundation Hospital / Carle at the Fields project in Champaign, Illinois. Carle at The Fields will be built at the northwest corner of the Interstate 57 and Curtis Road interchange. The new 281,000 Sq. Ft., three-story building will consolidate in one location with various Carle and Health Alliance administrative and support functions. Carle will be bringing 1,400 employees from 10 leased offices throughout Champaign-Urbana into one newly owned facility, Carle at the Fields. The new building will allow for improved efficiencies of operations, productivity of employees and better use of scarce healthcare dollars, while enhancing Carle's ability to expand healthcare access and services to existing clinical locations. “We’re excited about what we can accomplish when we bring our various teams together in one location,” said James C. Leonard, MD, president and chief executive officer, The Carle Foundation. “This is a move that will help preserve resources in the long run and allow us to continue improving for patients and members.” This project is expected to be completed by February of 2018.