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Rod hochman, m.d.

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Using our voice to advocate for the poor and the planet

This post originally appeared as a guest column in the July 1, 2017 issue of Catholic Health World.Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the largest homeless shelter in San Francisco.As I ate...Read more

Promoting the health of immigrants and refugees

This post originally appeared as an article in the July-August 2017 issue of Health Progress. As Catholic health care providers, we have a special responsibility to serve the least among us and be a...Read more

Senate ACA replacement bill would be a dangerous regression

This post originally appeared as a guest commentary in Modern Healthcare.I always considered the Affordable Care Act more about health insurance reform than healthcare delivery reform. While far from...Read more

Reflecting on one year as Providence St. Joseph Health

This week marks our one-year anniversary as Providence St. Joseph Health. Time has flown by, which is why I want to pause, and reflect on how much we’ve accomplished over the past year. The...Read more

Talking with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about the Senate health bill

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with Steve Inskeep of NPR's Morning Edition about the health care bill currently in the Senate. If passed, this bill would be devastating to the health of...Read more

Rod Hochman, M.D.

Rod Hochman, M.D., is the president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, a faith-based not-for-profit health and social services system through which 111,000 compassionate caregivers serve patients and communities in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of programs and services offered outside hospital walls.  A leading parent organization in health care, Providence St. Joseph Health offers a comprehensive range of services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington through a diverse family of Catholic, other faith-based and secular organizations. Providence St. Joseph Health provides accessible, high-quality, compassionate health care to all in an increasingly uncertain world—regardless of coverage or ability to pay.

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