The following is a statement from the office of the Urbana Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin:
"The City of Urbana is disappointed in the ruling. We have long contended that Carle Foundation Hospital should support the health of the community in which it is located by paying its fair share of costs for public safety, infrastructure, schools, parks, and other core services. We believe that the cost of medical charity care for a service region of 1.4 million people should not be borne by taxpayers in one small city of 42,500 people.
We also recognize the critical role that Carle plays as the second largest employer in our region as well as the value of its services and programs throughout the community. We appreciate the many Carle employees who have chosen to live in Urbana and celebrate their contributions to our vibrant character and quality of life.