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SHO Direct

SHO Direct is a new network design created for Indiana employers. It brings together 10 high-quality, low-cost community health systems that work together to expand  access to care and lower costs for employees and employers.

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Provider Recruitment

Suburban Health Organization (SHO) 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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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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Expense Reduction

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

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Clinical Integration

SHO 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.

Suburban Health Organization serves its owners 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 twelve community-based Indiana hospitals working together to improve access to the highest quality healthcare possible. Incorporated in 1994, SHO serves its owners 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 more than 25 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 owners include Goshen Health, Hancock Health, Hendricks Regional Health, Henry Community Health, Johnson Memorial Health, Logansport Memorial Hospital, Major Health Partners, Margaret Mary Health, Marion General Hospital, Riverview Health, Rush Memorial Hospital, and Witham Health Services. Our owners regularly collaborate with the following tertiary systems for patient care and community based health initiatives: Community Health Network, Franciscan Health, Indiana University Health, and Ascension St Vincent.

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SHO Hospitals Selected as Vaccination Distribution Sites

The long awaited COVID-19 vaccine has finally arrived in Indiana. As of April 28, more than 4,000,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly 2,000,000 of those individuals are fully vaccinated.

In December, the Indiana State Department of Health first opened eligibility to schedule a vaccination appointment to select licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders, as well as individuals who have exposure to COVID-19 infectious material, such as coroners and funeral directors. As of March 31, the vaccines have been made available to anyone age 16 and above.

All twelve of our SHO Hospitals are proud to be serving as vaccination sites to support the healthcare workers, first responders, and elderly in their communities. Some of the SHO Hospitals began administering vaccines as early as December 18. The response to open these COVID-19 vaccine clinics was rapid and could only be accomplished with dedicated teams at each of our hospitals. Due to the importance and high prioritization of the vaccine, many SHO Hospital employees have been pulled from their normal day-to-day operations to assist with the vaccine administration. SHO Hospitals have partnered with surrounding venues, such as fairgrounds, schools, and community centers, to provide greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Working with their local health departments to collaborate regionally has also allowed for the success of these vaccination clinics.

Throughout the pandemic the SHO Hospitals have worked in a coordinated fashion to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their associates, medical staff, patients, and community members. They have continued to unselfishly share supplies, equipment, PPE, and clinical best practices. We can now add pandemic vaccine distribution to the ever-growing list of ways that SHO Hospitals positively impact their communities every day across Indiana.

News and Updates

American Health Network and Suburban Health Organization partner to improve healthcare quality and reduce cost

March 10, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – Aug. 12, 2020 – American Health Network (AHN), part of Optum, and Suburban Health Organization (SHO) have entered into a partnership to improve healthcare quality and reducing cost of care for thousands of people insured by UnitedHealthcare’s AARP Medicare Advantage Plan beginning January 1, 2021. Teams of clinicians from AHN and SHO will…

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Tim Putnam Named to Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Taskforce

March 10, 2021

Tim Putnam, CEO and Presidents of Margaret Mary Health, was named to the twelve-person national COVID-19 Health Equity Taskforce by the Biden Administration. The Task Force will provide recommendations for addressing health inequities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and for preventing such inequities in the future.

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Welcome to the Newest Providers Placed through SHO’s Recruitment Program

February 17, 2021

Please join us in welcoming these new additions to the clinical teams at the SHO hospitals. Dr. Amandeep Aulakh joins the Internal Medicine team at Major Health Partners located in Shelbyville.  Dr. Nicole Clark joins the Family Medicine team at Witham Health Services located in Lebanon.  Dr. Nizar Olabi joins the Obstetrics and Gynecology team at Witham…

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Honors and Awards

February 17, 2021

2020 Indiana Hospital Awards John (Jack) Horner, President and CEO, Major Hospital in Shelbyville, IN was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA). The IHA Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding personal achievement in support of the humanitarian and management goals of Indiana healthcare institutions. Horner was recognized for his many…

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Behavioral Health Integration Program Launched

February 17, 2021

2020 marked the beginning of a new clinical offering across six of the Suburban Health Organization Partner Hospitals. Hancock Health, Johnson Memorial Health, Major Health Partners, Margaret Mary Health, Rush Memorial Hospital, and Witham Health Services began a new model of care called Behavioral Health Integration using the support of Dr. Caprice Gilpin, a Clinical…

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SHO Direct Partners with Vālenz Health

February 17, 2021

In the fall of 2020, SHO launched a collaboration with Vālenz™ Health to assist with the distribution and promotion of SHO Direct. SHO Direct launched in 2016 as a direct-to-employer health plan network with 10 community health systems, providing convenient access to more than 300 primary care providers and 1,000 medical specialists across Indiana. In…

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SHO Celebrates Physician Leadership Series 2019-2020 Graduates

January 11, 2021

Suburban Health Organization (SHO) celebrated the completion of its’ third Physician Leadership Series (PLS), held on August 11, 2020. Nineteen physicians from Goshen Health, Hancock Health, Hendricks Regional Health, Henry Community Health, Major Health Partners, and Witham Health Services successfully completed the series. The PLS introduces physicians and advanced practitioners to collaboration concepts in bringing…

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