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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Volunteering is one way to "do all the good you can"

By Rod Hochman April 10, 2018

When I think about the amazing work our caregivers do, I am often reminded of the wonderful quote by John Wesley: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people you can, as long as you ever can.”  Across Providence St. Joseph Health, I meet many...

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Empowering our patients via Apple’s new health records feature

By Rod Hochman April 2, 2018

If you’re an iPhone user, you may be familiar with Apple’s Health app. It helps you keep track of how many steps you take, how much sleep you’re getting, what you’re eating and how often you stop to quiet your mind and relax.   Now, the app features a new health records section that can help you...

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Rod Hochman
Rod Hochman, M.D.