Rod Hochman, MD

President and CEO, Providence St. Joseph Health

Rod Hochman, MD's Bio

Rod Hochman, M.D., is the president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit health system that has served the Western U.S. for 160 years and includes 111,000 caregivers who serve in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of programs and services in Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington.  The health system also includes an education ministry –  Providence High School in Burbank, Calif., and the University of Providence in Montana – and a supportive housing ministry.

Under Rod’s leadership, Providence St. Joseph Health is transforming health care for the future through digital innovation, genomics and scientific wellness, population health, whole person care, and outreach to the poor and vulnerable. In addition, mental health is a top for priority for Providence St. Joseph Health, which contributed $100 million to establish an independent foundation focused on improving the mental health and wellness of communities.

Rod was named the 2015 Innovator of the Year by Press Ganey. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Partners in Care Foundation Vision and Excellence in Health Care Leadership Award. In 2017, he was named the fourth most influential physician executive and the 25th most influential person in health care by Modern Healthcare. He is a board member for the American Hospital Association (AHA),  chair of AHA's Regional Policy Board 9 and immediate past chair of the board of trustees for the Catholic Health Association. Rod is also actively involved in Providence Health International and has traveled to Guatemala to strengthen Providence St. Joseph Health’s local relationships to continue to improve the health of Guatemalan communities in a sustainable way. He is passionate about drawing on the diverse resources and talents of Providence St. Joseph Health’s seven-state health system to touch lives wherever relief, comfort and care are needed most.

Rod served as a clinical fellow in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.  He received his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from Boston University.

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