Rod Hochman

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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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California wildfires hit close to home; our caregivers respond

By Rod Hochman October 10, 2017

The wildfires in Sonoma, Napa and Orange Counties have been devastating and utterly heartbreaking for our communities in California. On behalf of the entire Providence St. Joseph Health family, I want to express my deepest gratitude to the caregivers who serve in our impacted ministries and who...

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Las Vegas: Our hearts are with victims, families and first responders

By Rod Hochman October 3, 2017

On behalf of the Providence St. Joseph Health family, I want to take a moment to express our deepest condolences to everyone affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas. As health care professionals, we have seen our share of trauma on many occasions. Yet we cannot begin to fathom what it must be like to...

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Pope Francis calls us to “share the journey” of migrants, refugees

By Rod Hochman October 2, 2017

At Providence St. Joseph Health, we are rooted in a tradition that calls us to show love and compassion for each person we encounter, especially the poor and vulnerable. This includes migrants and refugees who have fled their homes to escape war, persecution and grinding poverty. With more than 65...

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Graham-Cassidy: Our voice made a difference

By Rod Hochman September 26, 2017

We spoke up for the poor and vulnerable. To caregivers and board members across Providence St. Joseph Health, thank you for standing up for those we serve. Our collective voice made a difference. Today, the U.S. Senate decided not to vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest version of a proposal...

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Advocacy alert: Take action for the poor and vulnerable

By Rod Hochman September 22, 2017

We've made it easy for any of our caregivers who feel called to contact Congress. If you are a member of the public, we have also provided resources below for you.  At Providence St. Joseph Health, we are called to serve the poor and vulnerable. This includes speaking up when necessary to ensure...

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Our caregivers raise $446,000 for hurricane, wildfire relief to date

By Rod Hochman September 19, 2017

Update: Due to the dire situation in Puerto Rico and other islands affected by Hurricane Maria, we have extended the deadline for our matching donations to Thursday, Oct. 12.  When you work in health care and see entire communities in a state of emergency, your first instinct is to want to help in...

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After school shooting, our caregivers help community heal

By Rod Hochman September 15, 2017

This week, one of the communities we serve experienced the type of tragedy you hope never happens in your hometown or to your kids.  The community of Freeman High School, just south of Spokane, Wash., was the site of a harrowing school shooting on Wednesday, leaving one student dead and three...

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Responding to a season of cataclysmic natural disasters

By Rod Hochman September 8, 2017

It’s astonishing how many cataclysmic events are converging at once. We’re seeing devastating hurricanes in the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, a once in a century earthquake in Mexico City. And here in the Western U.S., wildfires have been raging for weeks, impacting many of the communities served by...

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Rod Hochman
Rod Hochman, M.D.