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Our annual predictions: How COVID-19 will reshape healthcare

By Rod Hochman January 12, 2021

Every New Year, my team and I pull together our list of "predictions" for health care for the year ahead. There has been a lot of uncertainty lately, but one thing we know for sure is that COVID-19 and the extraordinary events of last year will have a lasting effect on the health of the nation -...


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COVID-19 Vaccine: How we're mobilizing at Providence

By Rod Hochman December 14, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration's emergency use authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine is the some of the best news we've received all year. The decision was made after an FDA advisory committee reviewed and validated data showing the vaccine to be safe and highly effective. This is a major...


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A note of gratitude

By Rod Hochman November 25, 2020

As we head into Thanksgiving, I want to express my deepest gratitude to the caregivers of Providence. Thank you for your incredible dedication this year.  Many of us won’t be able to gather with loved ones the way we traditionally do. And some of us will have an empty seat at the table because of a...


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Two bright spots in an uncertain election

By Rod Hochman November 5, 2020

As we await the results of the presidential election, I want to call your attention to two bright spots for health care that are worth celebrating.   The first is a victory for rural health care. Last night, the people of Sonoma County, Calif., voted to give our affiliate, NorCal Health Connect,...


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Launching our new brand, starting in Southern California

By Rod Hochman October 28, 2020

A year ago, we unveiled a new brand to unify our diverse family of organizations. The St. Joseph Health cross and colors, combined with the word Providence, forge an elegant symbol of unity while celebrating our strong heritages.      Our ministries in Burbank and Torrance, Calif., began...


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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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