Rod Hochman, M.D., is the president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, a faith-based not-for-profit health and social services system comprised of over 111,000 caregivers serving patients and communities in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of programs and services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Rod 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 vice 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. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.
- Health ecosystem leaders are working with partners and recruiting talent from new places, all contributing to where healthcare is going. Engaging with the ecosystem involves continued learning, comfort with change, and thinking about what’s possible.
- Collaboration is indispensable as a technique to solving the tough problems facing population health today such as the mental health national crisis, affordability, and availability of pharmacy and specialty drugs.
- Embodying mission, vision, and values based on a global concept of health and a better world is about actively living those values when approaching daily work.
- Health ecosystem leadership must reflect the communities we serve and be centered around the individual with a focus on team-based, whole-person centered care.