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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.

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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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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 Health, 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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Advocating For Our Hospitals

In 2018, the Suburban Health Organization (SHO) CEO Roundtable made the decision to bring on a governmental affairs team. It goes without saying that SHO has been the beneficiary of great representation from partners like the Indiana Hospital Association and other coalition groups. However, given the current healthcare climate within the statehouse, we felt it was best to give more of a voice to our independent community health systems. With that decision, SHO’s newest shared service, Advocacy, was launched as SHO engaged the long-standing health care governmental affairs firm of KWK Management Group, LLC.

During the early stages of SHO’s Advocacy partnership with KWK starting in 2019, the goal was simple – educate as many legislative members on the history, geographic footprint, and innovative services that exist within the independent community-owned health care systems. That meant contacting local legislators, inviting them to facilities, and beginning to foster meaningful relationships. To help with this effort, the SHO Board of Directors created the inaugural “SHO Legislative Day,” where representatives from each member hospital traveled to Indianapolis during the legislative session. Not only was it used as an opportunity to meet face-to-face with legislators, it also helped to show the true reach our health systems have within the state. We are fortunate that many of our hospitals are located in districts represented by a number of legislative leaders, including Speaker Todd Huston and President Pro Tem Rod Bray.

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News and Updates

Hospital Happenings – Hancock Health

October 7, 2021

Western Hancock County is among the fastest-growing areas in Indiana—and Hancock Health continues to grow to support the community they serve. In addition to Hancock Health Gateway, the immediate care and low-cost lab and imaging center opened in 2019 at I-70 and Mt. Comfort Road, Hancock Health recently opened Healthway Park in New Palestine at…

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Honors and Awards

October 7, 2021

2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals Henry Community Health, Logansport Memorial Hospital, and Major Health Partners were recognized as 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States. This annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural and community hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® which assesses performance in eight areas:…

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

October 7, 2021

Please join us in welcoming these new additions to the clinical teams at the SHO hospitals. Dr. Alyssa Zalenski joins the Obstetrics and Gynecology team at Hendricks Regional Health located in Danville. Kelly Peasley joins the team at Hancock Health located in Greenfield. Ms. Peasley is a Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Jennifer Harbaugh joins the Obstetrics…

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SHO’s Physician Leadership Series 2021-2022

October 7, 2021

Suburban Health Organization (SHO) kicked off the fourth Physician Leadership Series (PLS) on June 8, 2021.  With hospitals and physicians progressively more accountable for the quality and cost outcomes of the populations they serve, multidisciplinary collaboration is of growing importance. To this end, the Physician Leadership Series is designed to equip physician leaders with the knowledge and resources necessary to lead…

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Premier Operations Advisor Benchmarking Platform

October 7, 2021

Suburban Health Organization is proud to announce the purchase of the Premier Operations Benchmarking Platform. SHO’s Hospitals have been looking to implement a business intelligence platform collectively for a number of purposes: to provide peer-to-peer benchmarking nationally and within Indiana to improve efficiency and financial performance benchmarking to provide a unique support model for target setting and performance accountability…

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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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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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