Top executives from across the healthcare industry attended the Partners in Care Foundation 18th Annual Tribute Dinner which honored Rod Hochman, MD, President & CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health with the 2017 Award for Vision and Excellence in Healthcare Leadership.
Partners in Care Foundation was joined in presenting the award by Richard Pollack, president and Chief Executive Office of the American Hospital Association, Dr. Richard Afable, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Hoag Health and Sister Carol Keehan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Health Association. The event at the Beverly Hilton on May 15 honored Dr. Hochman for his high impact career as a healthcare leader and recognized the history and current status of Providence St. Joseph Health. View photos from the event here.
During our recent interview series with him, Rod addressed the critical role played by community-based social services in improving health outcomes saying, “We are passionate believers that we are going to solve healthcare issues, not through more doctors, but through a team-based approach, working with people like social workers and home health aides – community-based teams that can help extend the reach of what we do in healthcare.”
Echoing this sentiment, June Simmons, Partners President and CEO said, “Rod is a visionary thinker who challenges the assumptions of conventional healthcare wisdom, finding better ways to not just serve patients but Providence St. Joseph’s staff. He embodies the notion of team-based, person-centered care in its truest sense.”
Providence St. Joseph Health combines Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health, serving the communities of the Western U.S. for more than a century. Together they include 106,000 caregivers who serve in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of programs and services in seven western states. Under Rod’s leadership, Providence St. Joseph Health is transforming health care for communities through digital innovation, population health, mental health, specialty institutes, clinical quality and outreach to the poor and vulnerable.