Rod Hochman

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Thank you Providence caregivers

By Rod Hochman November 22, 2023

A message of gratitude for the caregivers of Providence In this time of gratitude, I have been reflecting on the thousands of patients we’ve had the privilege to serve over the past year and the difference we’ve made in their lives. This would not be possible without each and every one of you....

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Making strides in challenging times

By Rod Hochman October 5, 2023

These are incredibly challenging times for health care, and caregivers across the Providence family of organizations feel it every day on the front lines. The national labor shortage has led to staffing pressures, access issues and longer lengths of stay. We continue to be affected by insurers...

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Providence partners participate in national Welcoming Week

By Rod Hochman September 14, 2023

Across communities in the U.S., many of our community partners have been participating in Welcoming Week, which runs through Sept. 17. It’s a concerted way to celebrate human connection by getting to know our neighbors of all backgrounds. One such organization is Catholic Social Services in Alaska....

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Supporting caregivers in Eastern Washington affected by wildfires

By Rod Hochman August 22, 2023

The past few days have been devastating for communities in Eastern Washington, where two massive wildfires erupted over the weekend. Some Providence caregivers have lost their homes while several others have been evacuated or displaced. Thank you to our teams on the ground for working tirelessly to...

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Taking action to support Maui

By Rod Hochman August 15, 2023

It has been absolutely gut-wrenching to watch the destruction and growing death toll in Maui in recent days. Our hearts go out to all who are affected, including our many caregivers who have family and personal connections to the island. To support victims in this time of need, Providence and the...

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Embracing sustainability in health care is the right thing to do

By Rod Hochman July 17, 2023

As health systems create healing environments, it’s imperative that we realize the health sector produces almost 10% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States — and the consequences are most disproportionately felt by marginalized populations. The emissions come from a number of sources,...

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Providence contributes nearly $2.1 billion in community benefit in 2022

By Rod Hochman June 20, 2023

I’m honored to share our 2022 annual report. As you read these stories, you’ll meet some of the inspiring individuals we had the privilege to serve last year, as well as some of the caregivers and community partners who helped us bring our Mission to more people in need. Even in these challenging...

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Supporting Turkey and Syria

By Rod Hochman February 9, 2023

Earlier this week, powerful earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks hit southern Turkey, killing and injuring thousands and causing unthinkable devastation there and throughout neighboring northern Syria — a part of the world already vulnerable from years of war. The scenes of destruction,...

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Mourning a devastating loss in Spokane, Wash.

By Rod Hochman December 6, 2022

Last week, the Providence family of organizations experienced a truly tragic and devasting loss. Doug Brant, a nurse with Providence Home and Community Care, was senselessly shot and killed while delivering care in a patient’s home in Spokane, Wash. As you’ll read in this beautiful tribute by the...

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Providence House – A place of healing and hope

By Rod Hochman December 1, 2022

“There weren’t many organizations rushing to care for people with HIV and AIDS in Oakland in the 1980s. But then again, there hadn’t been many organizations ministering to poor immigrants with cholera in mid-nineteenth century Montreal. But Mother Emilie Gamelin did. And a century and a half later,...

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