Lakeside Elementary School receives $30,000 and a school supply-filled backpack for every student from MDwise

2/19/2010
 

INDIANAPOLIS – February 19, 2010
Today, MDwise presented a backpack filled with much-needed school supplies to every student at Lakeside Elementary School, part of MSD of Warren Township in Indianapolis.

 

Lakeside Elementary Tools for Schools MDwise program.The Indianapolis-based statewide managed health care organization delivered more than 550 backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, erasers and crayons to the school, along with a $30,000 check.  
 
The donations are part of “Tools for Schools,” a new MDwise program providing funding and supplies to nine Indiana schools in need, including schools in Bloomington, Indianapolis, Gary and East Chicago. MDwise provided funds and backpacks to William A. Bell School, Indianapolis Public School (IPS) #60, and Charles W. Fairbanks School, IPS #105, earlier this year.

“We are very thankful for this generous donation. 
“MDwise couldn’t think of a better time to give some of our students in great need a fresh batch of school supplies and some additional funds to improve their educational experience,” 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.”

Lakeside Elementary intends to use the $30,000 donation to enhance student education.

MDwise worked with Indiana State Senator Patricia Miller (district 32) to identify an area school in great need of assistance. 
 
“It’s essential to support education in our community,” Sen. Miller said. “MDwise’s generous donation of school supplies will help students, teachers and parents as budgets tighten during these difficult economic times.”
 

MDwise is Indiana’s largest not-for-profit managed health care company exclusively serving many of the state’s most underserved citizens.

Lakeside Elementary Tools for Schools MDwise program.Hoosier children and adults who are uninsured or underinsured. MDwise’s services are currently provided to more than 300,000 Hoosier Healthwise, Care Select and Healthy Indiana Plan members in partnership with more than 1,400 primary medical providers and a statewide array of specialists, hospitals and other providers. By providing a fully integrated network of hospitals, community health centers, physicians and ancillary providers, MDwise services offer a coordinated, comprehensive approach to managing the cost and utilization of Indiana’s health care services. For more information, visit MDwise.org.


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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 MDwise.org.


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