Rod Hochman, MD
Rod Hochman is president/CEO of Providence, a national, not-for-profit Catholic health system comprising a diverse family of organizations. With 52 hospitals, nearly 1,000 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ nearly 120,000 caregivers serving communities across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington.
One of the largest health systems in the U.S., Providence has annual revenues of $25 billion and invests $1.7 billion each year in uncompensated care and other services for the community, especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. Under Dr. Hochman’s leadership, Providence is transforming healthcare 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 priority for Providence, which contributed $100 million to establish the Well Being Trust, an independent foundation focused on improving the mental health and wellness of communities. Providence also pledged $50 million over five years to address racial disparities in healthcare.
Dr. Hochman has been named among the most influential people in healthcare by Modern Healthcare several years in a row. He was awarded the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Puget Sound Business Journal. In 2019, the National Center for Healthcare Leadership honored him as the recipient of the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award. He was named the 2015 Innovator of the Year by Press Ganey and received the 2017 Partners in Care Foundation Vision and Excellence in Health Care Leadership Award. Dr. Hochman is chair of the American Hospital Association and past chair of the board of trustees of the Catholic Health Association. He served as a clinical fellow in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Hochman received his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from Boston University.