Location Profile

Urbana, Illinois

Facility Type
Facility Location
Urbana, Illinois
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Urbana, Illinois. Dedicated and compassionate for over 40 years, the facility has achieved some of the highest recognitions possible in the medical community. Over 50 specialties are offered at the facility as well as a full range of services including allergy, diabetic care, and surgery.

Community Overview

Urbana, Illinois is often grouped with the nearby city of Champaign, Illinois, as they’re just 9 minutes apart from each other. The two are affectionally known as “Chabana” and are treated as one metropolitan area. With several universities, the area is known for its student life but has cultivated an amazing food scene, thrilling arts opportunities, and a family-friendly atmosphere that had it rated one of the Best Places to Live in Illinois by Niche.com. It’s truly a gem of the Midwest. Living and visiting Urbana-Champaign is beyond comparison. Often rated one of the best areas of Illinois, it’s a perfect mix of a college town meeting a small-town feel with ample amenities. Whether it’s the gorgeous settings, the kind people, the growing food-scene, or the family-friendly attractions, it has something for all. One way to explore Urbana-Champaign is to participate in the county-wide Restaurant Week which happens every January-February --- you’ll be able to taste a special menu at each of the participating restaurants.

Learn more about the city at the official website and explore the area at the county website.

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Urbana School District #116 is the public school district and consists of 1 early childhood school, 6 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, and 1 adult education center. The district is rated “above average” and has a very low student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Admins work hard to engage and educate students through innovative methods, solid curriculums, and in a style that works for the learner. Urbana High School has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report’s Best U.S. High Schools and is ranked among the top 8,000 schools in the country. The district has two dual-language programs in Spanish and French, as well as award-winning before and after school programs. All students in the district receive breakfast and lunch free of charge. Breakfast is served in the classroom Monday through Friday. There are also 26 private schools in the area.

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Getting around the area is easy with the award-winning MTD transit system. For just $1 one-way, it’s easy to get around all of the major stops in Urbana-Champaign. Uber, Lyft, and Zipcar are also available. Urbana also features an Amtrak station with daily routes to Chicago, Illinois in case you want to visit the big city for even more fun.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

Shopping options in Urbana-Champaign includes bustling shopping centers, small niche boutiques, used bookstores, and malls. There are great stores located throughout the area for various merchandise like clothing, shoes, gifts, unique foods, craft supplies, and other needs. Market Place Shopping Center has familiar stores like Sephora, Carter’s Babies & Kids, Express, and JC Penney. Nearby stores include Target, Walmart, Macy’s, and other department store chains are all within easy access.

Art is a staple of the area. The lively art scene includes public art installations, museums, and special events. The Cinema Gallery is a great place to start and features the work of over 70 professional artists inside a restored 1870 opera house. Giertz Gallery at Parkland College is another art fan destination, and if you want to make art, participate in a workshop at 40 Point One. Containing over 10,000 works of art, The Krannert Art Museum is free and always open to the public. Exhibits include temporary displays and permanent collections. Not from the museum is the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, a venue with events in dance, puppetry, theatre, and music. The Parkland Theatre at Parkland College features community and student productions in a variety of genres each year. Foellinger Auditorium is located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign quad and also offers a varied mix of events. Last but not least, the Springer Cultural Center and Station Theatre are also great venues for cultural events.

Urbana-Champaign has fun yet educational options for any age. Children can learn while playing with interactive exhibits at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum. Exhibit topics include Astronomy, Biology, Geology, and Art, with each subject offering a fun kid-friendly activity or learning space. Visitors can explore the local history at the Champaign County History Museum, which features over 20,000 artifacts. The Staerkel Planetarium won’t fail to put a look of wonder on anyone’s face as it takes you on a trip through the skies. No matter what music you love, you’ll be left in awe by the Sousa Archives and Center for American Museum. Its thousands of pieces of sheet music, recordings, and other musical artifacts help document American music. If you’re interested in learning about diverse cultures, stop by the Japan House at the University of Illinois. This cultural center is open to the community and features Japanese gardens to stroll. You may even want to participate in a tea ceremony and learn about the sacred customs of the Japanese community.

As this section of Illinois features rich fertile soil, there is an abundance of agricultural businesses and destinations in the area. You may want to visit a farmer’s market or stop by a local farm to pick your own fruits and vegetables. There are pumpkin patches, goat farms, and even a reindeer farm to enjoy. Continue enjoying the great outdoors by visiting the Arboretum at the University of Illinois or play at the Friendship Grove Nature Playscape at the Anita Purves Nature Center. Busey Woods is a lovely 59-acre woodland property with a raised boardwalk. Take a walk through the forest and view birds and flowers on your stroll.

The Kickapoo Rail Trail is a multi-purpose recreational trail that features 6.7 miles for hiking, biking, and non-motorized vehicles. It’s the first part of a planned 24.5-mile trail and will take you through diverse ecosystems in this lush part of the state. Crystal Lake Park is a waterside park that’s perfect for a family picnic, fishing, and a game of ball. The park features a playground, seasonal boat rentals, and an aquatic center. Meadowbrook Park spans 28 acres and offers an herb garden, a farmstead, ornamental tree grove, and a play structure, as well as 3 miles of paved trails. Allerton Park & Retreat Center located around 30 minutes away in Monticello, Illinois is a 1,517-acre park with woodland and prairie areas, a reflecting pond, and other amenities. Wander through 14 miles of hiking trails or explore the gardens to see over 100 ornaments. The park often hosts summer camps, live music, dinners, educational programs, and tours.

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Crime Rate

You’ll be safe in Urbana as the city has a well-staffed and diligent police department. There are over 50 sworn officers in the department and they work hard to protect all citizens. Initiatives include community policing, a crime tip line, Crimestoppers, Neighborhood Watch, and Vacation Watch program.

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