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.
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.
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
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
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…Read More
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…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
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…Read More