George Floyd: At Providence, our values call us to stand in solidarity with the vulnerable

By Rod Hochman June 1, 2020

Like many of you, the video of George Floyd, killed in broad daylight, is seared in my mind. It’s impossible to witness the brutal murder of a defenseless man and remain silent. In fact, at Providence, our values explicitly call us to “speak the truth with courage” and “stand in solidarity with the...

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Signs of Progress and Hope

By Rod Hochman April 15, 2020

Spring is a sacred time of rebirth and renewal. Easter and Passover, and soon Ramadan, bring messages of hope that are especially meaningful this year. At Providence, we have many reasons to be hopeful thanks to the dedication of our caregivers and thanks to support from our communities. To share...

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How we’re supporting our 120,000 caregivers

By Rod Hochman April 3, 2020

Thank you to the caregivers of Providence St. Joseph Health for answering the call to serve our patients in this time of need. You are on the front lines of a pandemic that has brought the world to a standstill, and I want you to know your health and safety — and those of our patients — are our top...

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The most important Doctor’s Day ever

By Rod Hochman March 30, 2020

Today is Doctor’s Day — and arguably it’s the most important Doctor’s Day we’ve ever celebrated. I personally want to thank every doctor and every caregiver on the front lines of this global pandemic. All your years of training and practicing medicine have prepared you for this moment. And it’s...

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To the health professionals at U.S. ground zero, thank you

By Rod Hochman March 12, 2020

Time and time again, the caregivers of Providence St. Joseph Health have risen to the occasion when our patients and communities have needed us most. And our response to COVID-19 is no exception. I am incredibly grateful for the compassion and excellence that our caregivers have demonstrated over...

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10 health care trends to watch in 2020

By Rod Hochman December 17, 2019

As has become a tradition here at Providence, we're kicking off the New Year by sharing our annual list of predictions for the health care sector. What can you expect in 2020? The presidential elections, the race to create the care experience of the future, the social issues that affect health, and...

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A note of gratitude

By Rod Hochman November 27, 2019

Every morning, I reflect on the care and healing that will unfold across our ministries through the course of the day. I think about the patients who count on us and how, for many of them, this will be one of the most important days of their life. And I say a silent prayer of gratitude for each of...

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Hurricane Dorian

By Rod Hochman September 12, 2019

It is deeply saddening to watch the news and see the human suffering and devastation in the Bahamas and the Carolinas. In the blink of an eye, Hurricane Dorian rendered thousands of individuals vulnerable and homeless. We hold everyone affected by this storm close in our hearts. We also offer our...

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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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Rod Hochman, M.D.


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