Rod Hochman

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

By Rod Hochman January 16, 2018

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 prostitution and domestic servitude. Some are child soldiers or child brides. Others are coerced into...

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Our top health care predictions for 2018

By Rod Hochman January 3, 2018

As we start 2018, Providence St. Joseph Health is preparing for another big year for health care. Today, we shared our predictions for what to expect from the industry this year. See our announcement below. Providence St. Joseph Health's Top Predictions for 2018 Mental Health, Personalized Medicine...

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Mental health and addiction: A conversation with Maureen Bisognano

By Rod Hochman January 2, 2018

I always enjoy the opportunity to speak with Maureen Bisognano, president emerita of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Throughout her distinguished career, she has helped improve the quality and safety of health care all over the world. Today, she is directing much of her energy and passion...

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Thank you for a year of compassion and generosity

By Rod Hochman December 19, 2017

It is such a blessing to work for an organization where you don’t have to look far for inspiration. I find it every day in the 111,000 caregivers of Providence St. Joseph Health  To everyone who is part of our diverse family of organizations, thank you for all you do to make your corner of the...

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Serving rural communities through technology

By Rod Hochman December 12, 2017

Besides higher education, health care is one of the last bastions to fully enter the digital age. There are so many ways we can use technology to improve the quality of care and the health of our communities while also making services more convenient, affordable and accessible for everyone. Digital...

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Together, we raised over $1 million for disaster relief

By Rod Hochman December 5, 2017

Note this post was updated Dec. 14, 2017 to include a thank you letter from the Red Cross. See below. From the wildfires that scorched the Western U.S. to the hurricanes that battered the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, this has been a year of one cataclysmic natural disaster after another. We saw...

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Talking health care with Chris Little of KFI AM Radio in Los Angeles

By Rod Hochman November 27, 2017

Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Chris Little, news director for KFI AM Radio in Los Angeles, about the future of health care. We spoke in-depth about who Providence St. Joseph Health is and how we’re working with our diverse family of partners to be a strong voice for the poor and...

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Gratitude for our caregivers for making the world a better place

By Rod Hochman November 14, 2017

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I want to take a moment to wish you all a warm and happy holiday. I personally have many blessings to count in my life, and I am especially grateful for the 111,000 caregivers who are part of the Providence St. Joseph Health family. Every morning, I reflect...

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Introducing the many faces of Medicaid; Share your story

By Rod Hochman October 24, 2017

Medicaid has been a lifeline for millions of Americans since it began in 1965. Yet, the program is not widely understood. There are many stereotypes and myths about who benefits from it. And to further confuse matters, it sometimes goes by different names in different states. Though we may not...

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California wildfires: Our caregivers need your help

By Rod Hochman October 12, 2017

The wildfire situation in California, especially Northern California, remains perilous. We have confirmed that 39 of our caregivers in Napa and Sonoma counties have lost their homes.  Many more have been evacuated, and it’s possible that total home loss for our caregivers could swell to 200. ...

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Rod Hochman
Rod Hochman, M.D.