Midwest Bioethics Center was a community-based ethics center, founded in 1984 by a physician, an attorney, and a philosopher. Dedicated to its mission to integrate ethical considerations into healthcare decision-making throughout communities, the Center offered workshops and educational programs for professionals and lay people alike, assisted healthcare providers throughout the country in grappling with ethical issues in clinical work, and assisted administrators in integrating ethics into the organizational structure. MBC was a membership organization for both consumers and professionals.

MBC facilitated four different ethics consortia which met to study ethical issues and prepare policy guidelines.

MBC collaborated with the wider community to address the ethical issues of life sciences research.

Since its founding in 1984, MBC has seen many accomplishments. MBC featured a staff of talented people representing multiple disciplines and a variety of expertise.