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5 Forces Driving Health Care Transformation in the Age of COVID

By Rod Hochman October 14, 2020

Lately, I’ve been categorizing the world into three eras: BC, DC and AC. Before COVID, During Covid and After Covid. It was challenging enough before the pandemic to operate health care and ensure affordable access for everyone. Now, we’re experiencing more pressure on multiple fronts. I believe...


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Introducing Tegria, our new services and solutions company

By Rod Hochman October 13, 2020

In recent years, Providence has developed or acquired technology platforms, processes, best practices and expertise that have improved the way we deliver patient care and run our administrative services. This week, we're excited to announce that we're formally making these services and solutions...


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In turbulent 2020, our caregivers rose to the occasion

By Rod Hochman October 9, 2020

Organizations reveal what they’re really made of in times of crisis. That’s why I’m deeply grateful for all the caregivers of Providence. Throughout the turbulence of 2020, you’ve reminded our communities that they can count on us when it matters most and that love, hope and healing still burn...


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Providence Invests $50 Million to Address Racial Disparities in Health Care

By Rod Hochman September 1, 2020

At Providence, our vision – health for a better world – is driven by a belief that health is a human right. Every person deserves the chance to live the healthiest life possible. But many people in our communities don’t get that opportunity simply because of the color of their skin. Systemic racism...


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The Three Rs of the COVID-19 Marathon

By Rod Hochman July 22, 2020

We knew we were in for a marathon, not a sprint, the moment our team in Everett, Wash., admitted the first known U.S. patient with COVID-19 in January. That first case was soon followed by six more when our hospitals in Northern California and Eastern Washington answered the call to care for...


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Supreme Court Decisions and Juneteenth

By Rod Hochman June 19, 2020

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two landmark decisions that resonate powerfully with our values at Providence. The first is that every American, including those who are gay or transgender, is entitled to equal protection under the law and should not fear losing a job because of sexual...


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Ending Racial Disparities in Healthcare

By Rod Hochman June 5, 2020

“The time is always right to do what is right.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. I was 13 when Dr. King was assassinated. I remember watching the news like it was yesterday — the grief and outrage that erupted, the peaceful protests, as well as riots and looting. There was also the Vietnam War. We were a...


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George Floyd: At Providence, our values call us to stand in solidarity with the vulnerable

By Rod Hochman June 1, 2020

Like many of you, the video of George Floyd, killed in broad daylight, is seared in my mind. It’s impossible to witness the brutal murder of a defenseless man and remain silent. In fact, at Providence, our values explicitly call us to “speak the truth with courage” and “stand in solidarity with the...


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Signs of Progress and Hope

By Rod Hochman April 15, 2020

Spring is a sacred time of rebirth and renewal. Easter and Passover, and soon Ramadan, bring messages of hope that are especially meaningful this year. At Providence, we have many reasons to be hopeful thanks to the dedication of our caregivers and thanks to support from our communities. To share...


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How we’re supporting our 120,000 caregivers

By Rod Hochman April 3, 2020

Thank you to the caregivers of Providence St. Joseph Health for answering the call to serve our patients in this time of need. You are on the front lines of a pandemic that has brought the world to a standstill, and I want you to know your health and safety — and those of our patients — are our top...


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