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.
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.
Suburban Health Organization is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education to physicians. Additional programs available for nurses.
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.
SHO hospitals work together to reduce operating expenses by leveraging economies of scale through shared service and group purchasing arrangements.
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.
Celebrating Strength Through Partnership
Supporting Our Hospitals, Providers, and Communities
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, SHO has been privileged to support the Hospitals’ response to COVID-19 and serve alongside them in a variety of ways. It’s been inspiring to see SHO’s “Strength Through Partnership” truly come to life. “We watched our hospitals go from contacting patients to come in for an annual wellness visit to setting up command centers, redeploying staff, and seeing patients through virtual visits. The hospitals’ response has been rapid, innovative and hugely impressive,” commented Dave Lippincott, SHO President. SHO Hospitals along with SHO itself, have supported one another with supplies, equipment, and best practice sharing throughout this unprecedented time.
News and Updates
American Health Network and Suburban Health Organization partner to improve healthcare quality and reduce cost
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…Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Please join us in welcoming these new additions to the clinical teams at the SHO hospitals. Dr. Maria Balboa Alvarez joins the Family Medicine Team at Witham Health Services located in Zionsville. Dr. John Neukam joins the CRNA team at Johnson Memorial Health located in Franklin. Dr. John Van Woert joins the Obstetrics and Gynecology…Read More