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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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The most important Doctor’s Day ever

By Rod Hochman March 30, 2020

Today is Doctor’s Day — and arguably it’s the most important Doctor’s Day we’ve ever celebrated. I personally want to thank every doctor and every caregiver on the front lines of this global pandemic.  All your years of training and practicing medicine have prepared you for this moment. And...


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To the health professionals at U.S. ground zero, thank you

By Rod Hochman March 12, 2020

Time and time again, the caregivers of Providence St. Joseph Health have risen to the occasion when our patients and communities have needed us most. And our response to COVID-19 is no exception. I am incredibly grateful for the compassion and excellence that our caregivers have demonstrated over...


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10 health care trends to watch in 2020

By Rod Hochman December 17, 2019

As has become a tradition here at Providence, we're kicking off the New Year by sharing our annual list of predictions for the health care sector. What can you expect in 2020? The presidential elections, the race to create the care experience of the future, the social issues that affect health, and...


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