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Shootings: We can't be complacent

By Rod Hochman August 6, 2019

Once again, our nation mourns innocent lives lost to senseless mass shootings. We hold the people of Dayton, Ohio, El Paso, Texas and Gilroy, Calif. close in our hearts. And we refuse to fall into the trap of complacency. May we never become numb to violent acts of fear and hate that desecrate the...


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Responding to the call at U.S. Southern border

By Rod Hochman July 23, 2019

When the Catholic Health Association issued an urgent call for help at the U.S. Southern border in May, caregivers from Providence St. Joseph Health stepped up to answer the call. Our first team of volunteers deployed to McAllen, Texas, in June, and a second team is on the ground as we speak....


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Microsoft and Providence St. Joseph Health forge strategic alliance

By Rod Hochman July 8, 2019

At Providence St. Joseph Health, we’ve been on a journey to transform health care and advance our vision of health for a better world. Today, I’m incredibly excited to announce a strategic alliance with Microsoft that will accelerate our path forward. Together, we’ll support doctors, nurses and all...


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The power of love in action: Our latest community benefit report

By Rod Hochman June 7, 2019

St. Vincent de Paul said zeal is love on fire. “If love is fire,” he wrote, “zeal is its flame. If love is the sun, then zeal is its ray. … Charity, when it dwells in a soul, never rests. It is a fire that acts ceaselessly." I can’t think of a better way than “love on fire” to describe the fuel...


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Grateful for our nurses

By Rod Hochman May 10, 2019

When I reflect on my own life, times when I or my family have dealt with serious health issues, I am humbled and inspired by the nurses who were there for us in our moments of need. They were fully present with us, watchful, alert, comforting, compassionate, knowledgeable and skilled.They brought a...


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Celebrating our founders on International Women's Day

By Rod Hochman March 8, 2019

I love to ask people this question. Can you name another $24 billion organization founded by women 160 years ago that has grown to serve millions of people in need every year? Our founding sisters – the Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange – were courageous, pioneering...


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Supporting federal workers

By Rod Hochman January 24, 2019

If the longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, an estimated 800,000 Americans will miss their second paycheck this Friday. The hardship this creates on people is tremendous.  We’re hearing story after story of federal workers struggling to put food on the table, pay rent and meet...


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Predictions: 2019 will be "the year of coalitions in health care"

By Rod Hochman January 2, 2019

As we start 2019, Providence St. Joseph Health is gearing up for another big year in health care. What are the key industry trends we’ll be tracking closely? We’ve outlined them in our second annual list of New Year’s predictions. We’re calling this “the year of coalitions in health care” because...


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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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