CEO insights

Insights and perspectives from Rod Hochman, president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health

  • Celebrating two years as PSJH

    Celebrating two years as PSJH

    This month marks our second anniversary as Providence St. Joseph Health, and we have much to celebrate. We'll also continue to evolve with the times and lead with our values in these six ways.

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  • Our statement on recent immigration issues

    Our statement on recent immigration issues

    Compelled by our values of compassion, dignity and justice, PSJH is a voice for children separated from their families at the border, as well as our caregivers affected by the federal travel ban.

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  • Guatemala relief: Dollar-for-dollar matching donation

    Guatemala relief: Dollar-for-dollar matching donation

    Our partners and colleagues in Guatemala are safe. But the devastation from the recent volcanic eruption is tremendous. Donate to relief efforts and receive a dollar for dollar match.

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  • New study shows strong public support for Medicaid

    New study shows strong public support for Medicaid

    Americans overwhelmingly support Medicaid, according to a national study by Providence St. Joseph Health. The new study provides valuable insights as lawmakers consider the future of Medicaid.

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  • Our community programs address key issues, from homelessness to mental health

    Our community programs address key issues, from homelessness to mental health

    Our caregivers and community partners work together to meet vital local needs. Read our 2017 community benefit report.

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  • What my parents' deaths taught me about end-of-life care in America

    What my parents' deaths taught me about end-of-life care in America

    If we can improve the patient experience in the last two years of life, we will go a long way toward improving health care for people at every stage of life.

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  • Heroes: 3 inspiring acts of bravery by PSJH nurses

    Heroes: 3 inspiring acts of bravery by PSJH nurses

    Meet the PSJH nurses who responded to the Las Vegas mass shooting, a deadly train crash in Washington state and destructive wildfires in Northern California.

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  • Standing up for victims of sex trafficking

    Standing up for victims of sex trafficking

    Our values call us to stand up for victims of human trafficking. We were proud to support recent bipartisan anti-sex trafficking legislation.

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  • Reducing our carbon footprint

    Reducing our carbon footprint

    Providence St. Joseph Health is committed to operating more sustainably by consuming 30 percent less energy by 2025 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

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  • Volunteering is one way to "do all the good you can"

    Volunteering is one way to "do all the good you can"

    When I think about the amazing work our caregivers do, I am often reminded of the wonderful quote by John Wesley: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, for all..

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  • Empowering our patients via Apple’s new health records feature

    Empowering our patients via Apple’s new health records feature

    If you’re an iPhone user, you may be familiar with Apple’s Health app. It helps you keep track of how many steps you take, how much sleep you’re getting, what you’re eating and how often you stop...

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  • Introducing the new Mission statement for Providence St. Joseph Health

    Introducing the new Mission statement for Providence St. Joseph Health

    The Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange had a clear sense of purpose when they traveled West 160 years ago. They came to serve those in need and to be a source...

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  • Cuts to discounted drug program will hurt vulnerable populations

    If you want to stay abreast of issues related to health care for low-income populations, one to watch is the 340B Drug Discount program. Recent cuts to this program will undoubtedly devastate some...

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  • Parkland: Enough is enough

    When news broke about last week’s shooting in Parkland, Fla., it was unbearable to see the faces and learn the stories of the 17 innocent students and teachers who were murdered in the...

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  • DACA: Our letter to Congress

    At Providence St. Joseph Health, we are proud that 147 of our caregivers are “Dreamers," or individuals covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program. DACA gives these young...

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  • Health care needs leaders, not managers

    Managers micromanage, leaders inspire. Leaders have the courage to face what others fear. Leaders give their power away.

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  • Let's put health care over politics

    It's time for a bipartisan approach to health care. That's why Providence St. Joseph Health is proud to join the United States of Care, a group of diverse organizations that have come...

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  • Amazon-JP Morgan-Berkshire deal: A sign of the times

    Providence St. Joseph Health has been preparing for disruption in health care by new entrants for some time. In fact, we recently included it on our list of top predictions for 2018.

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  • Talking with POLITICO about the future of health in America

    Talking with POLITICO about the future of health in America

    Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Dan Diamond of POLITICO Pulse, a daily briefing on health care politics and policy. We discussed the current state of traditional hospital systems and...

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  • Human trafficking is a crime against humanity; health professionals are a critical lifeline for victims

    We may think slavery is a thing of the past. But today and every day, an estimated 30 million women, children and men are the victims of human trafficking all over the world. Many are forced into...

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