Introducing the new Mission statement for Providence St. Joseph Health

By Rod Hochman March 20, 2018

The Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange had a clear sense of purpose when they traveled West 160 years ago. They came to serve those in need and to be a source of healing and love in the world.  Though we have used different words to express it over the years, the Mission...

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Cuts to discounted drug program will hurt vulnerable populations

By Rod Hochman March 2, 2018

If you want to stay abreast of issues related to health care for low-income populations, one to watch is the 340B Drug Discount program. Recent cuts to this program will undoubtedly devastate some vital programs and services for those who are poor and vulnerable. I recently spoke to Morning Consult...

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Parkland: Enough is enough

By Rod Hochman February 21, 2018

When news broke about last week’s shooting in Parkland, Fla., it was unbearable to see the faces and learn the stories of the 17 innocent students and teachers who were murdered in the middle of a school day. Once again, our nation’s children were the targets of a brutal massacre. I can’t begin to...

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DACA: Our letter to Congress

By Rod Hochman February 19, 2018

At Providence St. Joseph Health, we are proud that 147 of our caregivers are “Dreamers," or individuals covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program. DACA gives these young immigrants the opportunity to temporarily live, study and work legally in the U.S. without risk of...

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Health care needs leaders, not managers

By Rod Hochman February 15, 2018

At Providence St. Joseph Health, we aren’t looking to cultivate and hire managers. We're interested in people who have the courage to be leaders. That’s why we’ve tried to expunge the word “manager” from our lexicon. Instead, we refer to the more than 7,200 individuals who lead teams across our...

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Let's put health care over politics

By Rod Hochman February 8, 2018

It's time for a bipartisan approach to health care. That's why Providence St. Joseph Health is proud to join the United States of Care, a group of diverse organizations that have come together to make the American health care system better for everyone. Together, we're taking a stand on three basic...

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Amazon-JP Morgan-Berkshire deal: A sign of the times

By Rod Hochman January 30, 2018

Providence St. Joseph Health has been preparing for disruption in health care by new entrants for some time. In fact, we recently included it on our list of top predictions for 2018. And earlier this month at the JP Morgan Healthcare Investors Conference, Dan Diamond of POLITICO asked me this...

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Talking with POLITICO about the future of health in America

By Rod Hochman January 29, 2018

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Dan Diamond of POLITICO Pulse, a daily briefing on health care politics and policy. We discussed the current state of traditional hospital systems and why they need to pivot to become more agile, efficient and digitally savvy. We also talked about...

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Human trafficking is a crime against humanity; health professionals are a critical lifeline

By Rod Hochman January 16, 2018

We may think slavery is a thing of the past. But today and every day, an estimated 30 million women, children and men are the victims of human trafficking all over the world. Many are forced into prostitution and domestic servitude. Some are child soldiers or child brides. Others are coerced into...

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Our top health care predictions for 2018

By Rod Hochman January 3, 2018

As we start 2018, Providence St. Joseph Health is preparing for another big year for health care. Today, we shared our predictions for what to expect from the industry this year. See our announcement below. Providence St. Joseph Health's Top Predictions for 2018 Mental Health, Personalized Medicine...

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Rod Hochman
Rod Hochman, M.D.