City of East Chicago school’s receives $30,000 donation from MDwise


EAST CHICAGO, Ind. – April 16, 2010
MDwise, an Indianapolis-based statewide managed health care organization, presented a $30,000 donation to School City of East Chicago Friday, April 16. MDwise provided the donation to the school district to help enhance student education and well-being.
The donation is part of “Tools for Schools,” a new MDwise program providing funding to nine Indiana schools in need, including schools in Gary, Indianapolis and Bloomington.
“MDwise is thrilled to give this very deserving school system some additional funds to help improve the educational experience of its students,” said Charlotte MacBeth, chief executive officer of MDwise. “We are a health-care focused company, and we know that getting a good education is a significant part of every child’s overall health and well-being.”
The school corporation will use the funding to strengthen the educational environment and make the classroom experience in its schools as successful as possible for students. MDwise worked with Indiana State Representative Earl Harris (district 2) to identify a school district in great need of assistance. 
 “MDwise has been a tremendous community partner for the City of East Chicago for a very long time, and this contribution to our school corporation is a testament to their commitment to helping our children be active, healthy and, most of all, focused on education. This is a great opportunity for our schools.”

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About MDwise

MDwise is an Indiana-licensed nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to 300,000 Medicaid members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana.
MDwise is a provider-owned health plan with a large network of doctors, specialists and hospitals located throughout the state. By meeting the basic requirements of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement, MDwise was awarded NCQA’s accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to their family and friends. For more information, visit

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