Suburban Health Organization

Goshen Health is proud to be a partner of Suburban Health Organization (SHO)

Suburban Health Organization 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 members 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 combined purchasing power, sharing best practices, and founding 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.

Additional partners 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. These hospitals regularly collaborate with the following tertiary systems for patient care and community-based health initiatives: Ascension St. Vincent, Community Health Network, Franciscan Health, and Indiana University Health

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The common goal of remaining independent and moving healthcare forward in our communities is at the heart of etherything SHO does.

Why Does Hospital Independence Matter?

An independent hospital is a vital part of a community. When decisions are made within the walls of an organization, employees and patients benefit. Independence also fosters more personal relationships with patients and their families, along with a better understanding of community needs.

SHO recognizes the importance of hospital independence and provides:

  • Economies of scale without mandates of a large system
  • Benefits of collective stability while allowing care to remain local and preserving deep-rooted ties to hospital communities

Goshen Health's President & Chief Executive Officer, Randy Christophel said, "Goshen Health is proud to be an independent community-owned health system, governed by a local Board of Directors who rely on us for exceptional care. Being independent allows us to make strategic decisions focused on our community health needs, we are able to serve in a personal and intentional way. However, it does not give us the same leverage that large-scale health systems enjoy. This is why we partner with Suburban Health Organization (SHO).
SHO gives us the economy of scale to negotiate better contract rates and increase our buying power, thereby helping to reduce health care costs not only for us, but for our patients. SHO also serves as an opportunity to share and learn from other peers in our industry. Our provider recruiting, human resources, credentialing services and marketing have all benefited from involvement with SHO members. It’s a strong partnership that allows us to focus on what we do best – provide exceptional care to our community."