50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
Dr. Rod Hochman
President and CEO,
Providence St. Joseph Health
Providence St. Joseph Health has, under Hochman’s leadership, been at the forefront of addressing key social issues impacting the industry, including protection for protection of people under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; the health system has 147 so-called Dreamers on staff. Following Hochman’s lead, the health system created a grassroots effort to quickly engage staff on a host of policy issues, ranging from preserving Medicaid coverage to gun control. Hochman has also been a leader in promoting gender diversity in the C-suite. Five out of eight executives who report directly to Hochman are female. And he’s made strategic hires from such tech giants as Microsoft and Amazon to push a digital agenda.