Rod Hochman, M.D., is the president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, a Catholic not-for-profit health system that has served the Western U.S. for 160 years and includes 118,000 caregivers who serve in 51 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.
In 2017, Modern Healthcare named him the second most influential person in health care and one of 12 disruptors. He is chair elect of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and immediate past chair of the board of trustees for the Catholic Health Association. Rod served as a clinical fellow in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. He received his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from Boston University.