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

Suburban Health Organization is comprised of thirteen 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 nearly 30 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 Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Goshen Health, Hancock Health, Hendricks Regional Health, Henry Community Health, Johnson Memorial Health, Logansport Memorial Hospital, Major Health Partners, Margaret Mary Health, Marion 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, Franciscan Health, and Indiana University Health.


The common goal of remaining independent and moving healthcare forward in our communities is at the heart of everything 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

The following are a few ways Riverview Health is leveraging our partnership with SHO:

  • Accountable Care Organization
  • Advocacy
  • Affinity Group Collaboration
  • Clinical Integration
  • Continuing Education
  • Group Contracting
  • Health and Welfare Group Purchase
  • Payer Contracting
  • Physician Leadership Series
  • Provider Recruitment
  • SHO Direct
  • Value-Based Contracting

Learn more about how we are building Strength Through Partnership at www.suburbanhealth.com and/or click here to watch a brief video about SHO.