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Serving rural communities through technology

By Rod Hochman December 12, 2017

Besides higher education, health care is one of the last bastions to fully enter the digital age. There are so many ways we can use technology to improve the quality of care and the health of our communities while also making services more convenient, affordable and accessible for everyone. Digital...


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Together, we raised over $1 million for disaster relief

By Rod Hochman December 5, 2017

Note this post was updated Dec. 14, 2017 to include a thank you letter from the Red Cross. See below. From the wildfires that scorched the Western U.S. to the hurricanes that battered the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, this has been a year of one cataclysmic natural disaster after another. We saw...


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Talking health care with Chris Little of KFI AM Radio in Los Angeles

By Rod Hochman November 27, 2017

Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Chris Little, news director for KFI AM Radio in Los Angeles, about the future of health care. We spoke in-depth about who Providence St. Joseph Health is and how we’re working with our diverse family of partners to be a strong voice for the poor and...


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Gratitude for our caregivers for making the world a better place

By Rod Hochman November 14, 2017

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I want to take a moment to wish you all a warm and happy holiday. I personally have many blessings to count in my life, and I am especially grateful for the 111,000 caregivers who are part of the Providence St. Joseph Health family. Every morning, I reflect...


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Introducing the many faces of Medicaid; Share your story

By Rod Hochman October 24, 2017

Medicaid has been a lifeline for millions of Americans since it began in 1965. Yet, the program is not widely understood. There are many stereotypes and myths about who benefits from it. And to further confuse matters, it sometimes goes by different names in different states. Though we may not...


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California wildfires: Our caregivers need your help

By Rod Hochman October 12, 2017

The wildfire situation in California, especially Northern California, remains perilous. We have confirmed that 39 of our caregivers in Napa and Sonoma counties have lost their homes.  Many more have been evacuated, and it’s possible that total home loss for our caregivers could swell to 200. ...


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California wildfires hit close to home; our caregivers respond

By Rod Hochman October 10, 2017

The wildfires in Sonoma, Napa and Orange Counties have been devastating and utterly heartbreaking for our communities in California. On behalf of the entire Providence St. Joseph Health family, I want to express my deepest gratitude to the caregivers who serve in our impacted ministries and who...


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Las Vegas: Our hearts are with victims, families and first responders

By Rod Hochman October 3, 2017

On behalf of the Providence St. Joseph Health family, I want to take a moment to express our deepest condolences to everyone affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas. As health care professionals, we have seen our share of trauma on many occasions. Yet we cannot begin to fathom what it must be like to...


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Pope Francis calls us to “share the journey” of migrants, refugees

By Rod Hochman October 2, 2017

At Providence St. Joseph Health, we are rooted in a tradition that calls us to show love and compassion for each person we encounter, especially the poor and vulnerable. This includes migrants and refugees who have fled their homes to escape war, persecution and grinding poverty. With more than 65...


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Graham-Cassidy: Our voice made a difference

By Rod Hochman September 26, 2017

We spoke up for the poor and vulnerable. To caregivers and board members across Providence St. Joseph Health, thank you for standing up for those we serve. Our collective voice made a difference. Today, the U.S. Senate decided not to vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest version of a proposal...


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