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Population Health

Suburban Health Organization works to position its hospital members and the patients they serve for success under risk-based reimbursement models while improving the health of our communities.

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Clinical Integration

Suburban Health Organization hospitals work together to achieve shared clinical goals through provider education, shared provider opportunities, and accountable care arrangements aimed toward increased quality outcomes and decreasing cost of care.

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Provider Recruitment

Suburban Health Organization is a leader in Indiana and Indianapolis area provider recruitment and offers physician practice opportunities in systems in suburban and rural locations.

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Continuing Education

Suburban Health Organization is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education to physicians. Additional programs available for nurses.

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Expense Reduction

Suburban Health Organization hospitals work together to reduce operating expenses by leveraging economies of scale through shared service and group purchasing arrangements.

Suburban Health Organization serves its members by providing a collaborative forum to facilitate desired integrations and outcomes, while allowing care to remain local and preserving deep-rooted ties to hospital communities.

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Suburban Health Organization (SHO) is comprised of thirteen community-based Indiana hospitals working together to improve access to the highest quality healthcare possible. Incorporated in 1994, SHO serves its members by providing a collaborative forum to facilitate desired integrations and outcomes, while allowing care to remain local and preserving deep-rooted ties to hospital communities. For nearly 30 years, this synergetic group has created value by forming shared services, leveraging their combined purchasing power, sharing best practices, and finding innovative solutions to some of healthcare’s biggest challenges. Through partnership, we are ensuring that vital, independent community health systems continue to thrive. Together, we are creating healthier communities.

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Our Community

Suburban Health Organization Launches Clinically Integrated Network

provider-meetingSix Suburban Health Organization Member Hospitals have aligned to form ‘Suburban Care Collaborative’, a Clinically Integrated Network. This formal physician-led legal structure is designed to facilitate a heightened degree of collaboration and interdependence among participating Hospitals and Clinicians to enhance the quality of care, lower healthcare expenditure, optimize the efficiency of healthcare services and provide an optimized experience for patients and providers. In addition to enhancing health care outcomes, we anticipate that the CIN will ultimately mitigate Captive risk exposure, facilitate shared services development between Hospitals, and promote further success of direct-to-employer relationships.

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News and Updates

Jack Horner Receives the Sagamore of the Wabash Award

June 14, 2024

Jack Horner, CEO of Major Health Partners (MHP), has received the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash Award. The Sagamore of the Wabash Award is presented to those who are “distinguished by their humanity and living, their loyalty and friendship, wisdom and counsel and their inspiration and leadership.” “Sagamore” was a term used by native American…

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Spotlight on Success: Forming Safer Workplaces, Strengthening Loss Performance, and Reducing Workers’ Compensation Insurance Costs

June 26, 2024

A group of passionate, engaged, and caring Indiana based independent hospitals banded together to provide high-value healthcare services in their communities by forming Suburban Health Organization (SHO). This group offers its members many shared services, and has a captive for their risk management needs, including workers’ compensation. SHO, their broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.…

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Value-Based Care Success for Major Health Partners

March 19, 2024

Suburban Health Organization has sharpened its focus on value-based care through its population health initiatives in recent years.  SHO participates in performance based “ACO” contracts with multiple payers, earning over $40 million in shared savings, quality incentives , and care coordination payments since 2015.  Additionally, SHO serves as a ‘Learning Lab’ for identification and dissemination…

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Suburban Health Organization Board of Directors names Dr. Craig Wilson, MD, MHSc, FACP, as President and CEO

February 15, 2024

The Suburban Health Organization Board of Directors has named Dr. Craig Wilson, MD, MHSc, FACP, as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 2, 2024. “We are incredibly proud to announce Dr. Wilson as our next President,” said Board Chairman, Steve Long, MHA, MBA, FACHE. “With SHO’s commitment to deliver the highest quality care…

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Witham CEO Honored by Alma Mater

January 30, 2024

Nearly ten years ago, the Fairbanks School of Public Health introduced the Distinguished Alumni Award. This honor is given to an alumnus who has made a substantial impact throughout their career and is chosen by the Public Health Alumni Board. This year’s recipient of the 2023-24 Distinguished Alumni Award is Kelly Braverman, president and CEO…

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Recognition for SHO Members

October 10, 2023

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have some form of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke or heart failure. High cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and uncontrolled high blood pressure are leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease, but with timely diagnosis, research-based treatment and education, these conditions can be managed. The American Heart Association…

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