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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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Guatemala relief: Dollar-for-dollar matching donation

By Rod Hochman June 8, 2018

At Providence St. Joseph Health, the people of Guatemala have a very special place in our hearts. More than 1,000 of our caregivers have traveled to the country over the last five years to volunteer in clinics, villages and schools as part of our Global Partnerships Program.  The people we meet and...


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Addressing homelessness, mental health and more

By Rod Hochman June 1, 2018

Of everything we do across Providence St. Joseph Health, I am always inspired by the way our caregivers and community partners work together to meet local health needs. That’s why I’m excited to share our latest community benefit report, which is now available online.  I encourage you to take a...


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What my parents' deaths taught me about end-of-life care in America

By Rod Hochman May 21, 2018

Though we don’t talk about it much as a society, most Americans say that when the time comes, they want to die peacefully in their own homes. Unfortunately, many of us will not get that chance. Many deaths in this country continue to take place in hospitals or nursing homes, often due to...


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Heroes: 3 inspiring acts of bravery by PSJH nurses

By Rod Hochman May 13, 2018

These days, it seems mass violence and cataclysmic natural disaster have become far too common place. It’s unsettling. But what gives me hope are the inspiring accounts of heroism – strangers helping strangers – that have emerged amid the grief. I am very proud to share three such stories with you....


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Standing up for victims of sex trafficking

By Rod Hochman April 30, 2018

At a time when our nation’s two political parties don't often agree on much, they recently came together to agree on this: The Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress earlier this month and was quickly signed into law by President Trump.  At...


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Reducing our carbon footprint

By Rod Hochman April 22, 2018

As Pope Francis reminds us in his 2015 encyclical on climate change, "The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. At the global level, it is a complex system linked to many of the essential conditions for human life." In this interconnected world, we all need to do our part to...


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