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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.


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.

Our members include Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Goshen Health, Hancock Health, Hendricks Regional Health, Henry Community Health, Johnson Memorial Health, Logansport Memorial Hospital, Major Health Partners, Margaret Mary Health, Marion Health, Riverview Health, Rush Memorial Hospital, and Witham Health Services. Our members regularly collaborate with the following tertiary systems for patient care and community based health initiatives: Ascension St. VincentFranciscan Health, and Indiana University Health.

Our Community

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

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. and PMA Companies Specialty Insurance Division partnered together to lower their workers' compensation costs, protect employees and prevent injuries.

Combining the efforts of eight hospitals involved in a workers’ compensation program
can seem daunting, however for the SHO team, they had the right formula. SHO’s dynamic
Workers’ Compensation Committee, with one or two representatives per hospital, worked
closely with PMA Companies and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. to identify improvement
opportunities and develop solutions. Leveraging PMA Risk Control’s expertise in healthcare,
SHO created a revitalized culture of safety that has resulted in significantly improved
workers’ compensation outcomes.

Partnership Results

  • 75% better, on average*, lost-time frequency rate than their industry peers (2019-2013)*
  • Workers' compensation insurance costs reduced 20% (2019-2023)
  • Launched enhanced, location-specific safety programs, including needlestick injuries, slips, trips and falls, and safe patient handling, among others
  • Implemented a best-practices return-to-work program

*Based upon PMA's insured book of business, SIC Code 8062

"PMA provided a creative financial solution for the Suburban Health Organization hospitals, which has the added benefit of exceptional loss control services further reducing the hospitals' overall total cost of risk." - Mary Pulley, CPCU, Area Executive Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

"Suburban Health Organization greatly appreciates PMA's partnership, which provides guidance on loss control for our hospitals and our program. Additionally, the on-site assessments have been extremely valuable in identifying best-practice opportunities for our hospitals." - Barbara Moser, Senior Vice President of Operations, Suburban Health Organization

News and Updates

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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Welcome to Tara McVay, President and CEO of Logansport Memorial Hospital

September 25, 2023

President of Suburban Health Organization, Dave Lippincott commented, “We are thrilled to see Tara McVay assume the President/CEO role at Logansport Memorial. With Tara’s experience and time spent there over the last 25 years, I am eager to see all the ways her addition will contribute to the SHO collective, and to the community around her.”…

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Welcome to Dr. Michelle Fenoughty, President and CEO of Hendricks Regional Health

August 23, 2023

Please join us in welcoming the new President and CEO of Hendricks Regional Health, Dr. Michelle Fenoughty. With nearly 30 years of experience extending across multiple areas within healthcare, Dr. Fenoughty stands out in more ways than one. This includes the decades she spent as a practicing women’s health physician, as well as her roles…

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