Charlotte MacBeth steps down as MDwise president and CEO, Katherine Wentworth assumes the role of Interim CEO

1/23/2015
 
INDIANAPOLIS–Charlotte MacBeth, president and CEO of MDwise, announced she will step down today to relocate to Illinois. Current Chief Operations Officer Katherine Wentworth has been appointed Interim CEO by the Board of Directors.

MDwise works with the State of Indiana and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan, Indiana Care Select and MDwise Marketplace health insurance programs to more than 320,000 members.

MacBeth, who has served as president since 1999, has achieved numerous accomplishments during her tenure. Under her leadership, MDwise grew from a small central Indiana network to offering health plan services statewide, expanding into four lines of business and receiving NCQA accreditation, a highly regarded accolade in the health care industry. In addition, MacBeth forged relationships with hospitals and providers across Indiana and led MDwise to be the only health care plan in Indiana with the distinction of being a founding Medicaid Coverage Expansion partner with every State health coverage program in Indiana.

Wentworth, also with MDwise since 1999, is currently responsible for monitoring the company’s daily operations and leading the management team in the creation of operational plans and programs to support the company’s strategic objectives and long-term growth. Her knowledge and experience put her in a unique position to lead MDwise.

“I am honored to be appointed Interim CEO,” said Wentworth. “This is an exciting time for MDwise as we have a number of new programs on the horizon for 2015, which will allow us to continue to provide high quality care to those who need it most.”

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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.