Rod Hochman, MD

Rod Hochman, M.D., is the president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit health system that combines Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. Both organizations have served the Western U.S. for more than a century and together include 106,000 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 Great Falls University 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, and outreach to the poor and vulnerable. In addition, mental health is a top for priority for Providence St. Joseph Health, which is bringing together leading experts and community partners to address the growing mental health crisis.

Rod was named the 2015 Innovator of the Year by Press Ganey. He has been selected multiple times as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and 50 Most Influential Physician Executives by Modern Healthcare. He is a board member for the American Hospital Association (AHA), chair of AHA’s Regional Policy Board 9 and 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. Rod and his wife, Nancy, have two adult daughters, Alyssa and Lindsey.