Before joining Swedish, Dr. Hochman had been executive vice president of Sentara Healthcare since 2004. In that role, he was responsible for the operation of five hospitals, as well as the organization’s medical group, legal and corporate compliance divisions. Prior to that position, he had served as Sentara’s chief medical officer and senior vice president since 1998. Before joining Sentara, Dr. Hochman held numerous executive-level positions during five years with Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and nearly 10 years with Guthrie Healthcare System in Sayre, Pa.
His medical background is in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, and he has served as a Clinical Fellow in Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and his bachelor’s from Boston University. In addition, Dr. Hochman is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is the recipient of the 2001 Physician Executive Award of Excellence, sponsored by Modern Physician magazine, and under his leadership, 569-bed Sentara Norfolk General Hospital won the American Hospital Association’s prestigious Quest for Quality national award in 2002. In May 2009, Dr. Hochman was honored for the second time by Modern Physician magazine as one of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare as No. 11.