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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.
Providence St. Joseph Health
Rod Hochman, M.D., is the president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, a Catholic not-for-profit health system. PSJH has served the Western U.S. for more than 165 years and together include 119,000 caregivers who serve in 51 hospitals, nearly 1,000 clinics and hundreds of programs and services in Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Under Rod’s leadership, Providence St. Joseph Health is transforming health care for the future through digital innovation, population health, mental health, genomics, whole person care and outreach to the poor and vulnerable.
He is the chair elect designate for for the American Hospital Association (AHA), chair of AHA's Regional Policy Board 9 and past chair of the board of trustees for the Catholic Health Association. He is the 2019 recipient of the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award by the National Center on Healthcare Leadership. He tied for second place in Modern Healthcare's most influential person's in health care ranking in 2018 and was named one of Modern Healthcare's 12 disruptors. He was also named the 2015 Innovator of the Year by Press Ganey and the 2017 Partners in Care Foundation Vision and Excellence in Health Care Leadership Award. Rod is 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.