Your health is our life.

Hancock Health is an Indiana-based, full-service healthcare network serving Hancock County and the surrounding areas. Our health system includes Hancock Regional Hospital, Hancock Physician Network and more than 20 other healthcare facilities, such as wellness centers, women’s clinics, family practices, and the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center

A Caring Community Partner

Our goal at Hancock Health is simple: To give every person the personalized attention necessary for a happy, healthy life. Our mission, vision, and values embody this goal.

Our Mission

To be a Caring Community Partner by healing, improving health and well-being, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness one person at a time.

Our Vision

To be nationally recognized for kindness in the delivery of excellent quality patient care, efficient and effective operations, the adoption of proven technologies, the creation of a positive workplace environment, and excellence in community service.

Our Values

Exceptional | Honorable | Devoted | Reliable | Kind

Hancock 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 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. 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, 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. 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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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

“At Hancock Health we believe a locally owned and operated health system provides the best health care service to the people living in the region.  A tight connection to the local economy means services can be tailored to local needs and desires and health care revenue generated locally stays there in the form of pay and benefits, purchased services, and direct investments into the local economy.  That said, it is difficult for smaller health care organizations to achieve needed cost reductions (which result in lower health care prices) as they lack the size needed to generate economies of scale and to negotiate better contract rates.  This is where Suburban Health Organization (SHO) comes in.  SHO allows Hancock Health to remain an independent, ‘locally owned and operated’ entity, while at the same time providing the scale and negotiating power usually associated with larger organizations.  It truly is the best of both worlds!” – Steve Long, CEO, Hancock Health

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

  • Affinity Group Collaboration
  • Accountable Care Organization
  • Clinical Integration
  • Provider Recruitment
  • Continuing Education
  • SHO Direct
  • Long Term Care Collaborations
  • Physician Leadership Series
  • Group Contracting
  • Value-Based Contracting
  • Anthem Contracting
  • Payer Contracting
  • Payer Credentialing
  • Risk Retention Group/Captive
  • Health and Welfare Group