Dr. Rod Hochman, CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, will serve as the chair of the American Hospital Association in 2021.
Hochman, whose selection by the AHA board of trustees was announced Thursday, will succeed current chair Brian Gragnolati, CEO of Atlantic Health System, and chair-elect Dr. Melinda Estes, CEO of St. Luke's Health System.
Since 2012, Hochman has led Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph, a system with 51 hospitals, 119,000 employees and 829 clinics.
Prior to that, he headed Swedish Health Services in Seattle. He also held several leadership roles at Sentara Healthcare in Virginia and the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.
"The AHA plays a critical role in the health of the nation," he said in a statement. "I am honored to serve in this role and look forward to continuing to advance our vision of giving all individuals the chance to live to their healthiest potential."
A member of the AHA Board of Trustee Executive Committee, Hochman also served as chair of the board of trustees for the Catholic Health Association of the United States.
Hochman, a rheumatologist, has been selected multiple times as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and 50 Most Influential Physician Executives by Modern Healthcare.