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It's time to redouble efforts to prevent suicide and addiction-related deaths

By Rod Hochman December 17, 2018

This post is co-authored by Tyler Norris, MDiv, chief executive, Well Being Trust It’s an impossible concept to fathom. Life expectancy in the United States has declined for the third year in a row, due largely to the alarming rise in suicide and opioid misuse. When we formed Providence St. Joseph...


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Living our values in times of change

By Rod Hochman November 13, 2018

We live in unprecedented times. Technology has changed nearly every aspect of our lives – from the way we shop, bank and travel to the way we communicate with one another and consume news and information. The pace of change can be overwhelming.  Here at Providence St. Joseph Health, we are not just...


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Chicago shooting reminds us we can't be complacent about hospital violence

By Rod Hochman November 12, 2018

The safety of our caregivers is always top of mind for us. That’s why it struck a nerve when we heard about the shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, which killed a doctor, a pharmacist and a police officer. Our hearts go out to our colleagues at Mercy, and we send our sincerest condolences to the...


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The tragedy in Pittsburgh

By Rod Hochman October 30, 2018

I am profoundly saddened by the senseless act of mass violence at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh over the weekend. My heart is heavy for the victims, their families, the congregation and the city. On behalf of Providence St. Joseph Health, I extend our deepest condolences to everyone...


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Protecting the health of legal immigrants

By Rod Hochman October 28, 2018

This post is co-authored by Ali Santore, group vice president of Government Affairs for Providence St. Joseph Health.  With one breaking news story after another cluttering the airwaves, it’s hard to keep track of current events and all the issues facing our nation. That’s why we urgently want to...


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PSJH offers matching contributions for hurricane relief

By Rod Hochman September 18, 2018

In times of crisis, the caregivers of Providence St. Joseph Health never fail to ask, “What can we do to help?” We’ve received numerous emails from people across our organization over the last few days, asking this very question about the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas....


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6 ways PSJH is organizing for the future

By Rod Hochman September 10, 2018

At Providence St. Joseph Health, we are making a significant pivot, shifting from health care to health.  It’s a journey we call Health 2.0. We’ll continue to be here in times of sickness. But we are also committed to being a partner in health.  Our vision – health for a better world – is driven by...


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Celebrating two years as PSJH

By Rod Hochman July 10, 2018

This month marks our second anniversary as Providence St. Joseph Health, and I couldn’t be prouder of how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. As we celebrate the two-year mark, I want to take a moment to thank the 118,000 caregivers who work across our family of organizations and make...


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Our statement on recent immigration issues

By Rod Hochman June 26, 2018

At Providence St. Joseph Health, our values include compassion, dignity and justice. To put a finer point on it, our statement of values – written with input from many of our 119,000 caregivers – includes these specific words:   "Through our healing presence, we accompany those who suffer."  "We...


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Study shows support for Medicaid

By Rod Hochman June 11, 2018

According to several recent surveys, health care is a priority issue for Americans, right up there with jobs and the economy. Now, a national survey, conducted by Providence St. Joseph Health, drills down even further to find out what the public thinks about one health care topic in...


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