Thanks for taking a few moments to visit this website.
I’m hoping that by sharing some of my perspectives with you here, you’ll join us in the effort to raise awareness about health care’s challenges—and its possibilities.
Community-focused health is my passion. When individuals and families in our communities have access to high-quality, safe and compassionate care, their health and quality of life improves. That’s the kind of society I envision for every person we serve, whatever their socioeconomic background may be.
I enjoy coming to work every day and doing what I do because I know we’re improving the health of everyone in the communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. This has never been more important. The state of health care in our country has become increasingly uncertain as the political debate about its future rages on.
The organization I serve, Providence St. Joseph Health, is a leading parent organization in health and health care. We offer a comprehensive range of services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington through a diverse family of innovative health organizations. I encourage you to get to know us better by visiting our website.
I also invite you to explore further here, and to follow my updates as we work to ensure community health and high-quality, accessible health care for all.
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.
Under Rod’s leadership, Providence St. Joseph Health is transforming health care for the future through digital innovation, genomics and scientific wellness, population health, and outreach to the poor and vulnerable. In addition, mental health is a top for priority for Providence St. Joseph Health, which is contributing $100 million to establish an independent foundation focused on improving the mental health and wellness of communities.
Rod was named the 2015 Innovator of the Year by Press Ganey. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Partners in Care Foundation Vision and Excellence in Health Care Leadership Award. He has been selected multiple times as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and 50 Most Influential Physician Executives by Modern Healthcare. He is a board member for the American Hospital Association (AHA), chair of AHA's Regional Policy Board 9 and vice chair of the board of trustees for the Catholic Health Association. Rod is also actively involved in Providence Health International and has traveled to Guatemala to strengthen Providence St. Joseph Health’s local relationships to continue to improve the health of Guatemalan communities in a sustainable way. He is passionate about drawing on the diverse resources and talents of Providence St. Joseph Health’s seven-state health system to touch lives wherever relief, comfort and care are needed most.
Rod served as a clinical fellow in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He received his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from Boston University.