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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.


Online Doctor Visits

myVirtualHealthVisit allows patients to connect with doctors for video visits over mobile and web. myVirtualHealthVisit includes customized urgent care practices for 10 hospitals in addition to emerging virtual health services.

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 is an organization composed of twelve Indiana hospitals working together to promote quality, efficiency and patient access in the communities they serve. We support our hospitals, our physicians and the communities they serve through the development of strategic initiatives and shared services. From quality initiatives and provider recruitment, to managed care contracting, and a risk retention group, the strength and diversity of these services help make our hospitals and physicians one of the leading provider networks in Indiana.

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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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.

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

September 22, 2020

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…

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