Hear Me Now is a storytelling program at Providence, created in partnership with StoryCorps. Hear Me Now’s mission is to give patients, loved ones, and caregivers a sacred space to share their stories and make healthcare more humane.
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All Providence Interviews
- Providence Institute for Human Caring 167
- Providence Mount St. Vincent 91
- Providence Home and Community Care 76
- Providence Hospice Portland 32
- Providence Home and Community Care Anaheim 23
- Providence Alaska 11
- Providence Home and Community Care Northern California 11
- Providence TrinityCare Hospice 9
- Providence Montana 3
- Providence Texas 2
Mary Sloper (78) talks to Shawn Sorbom (28) about going to boarding school at age 5 in Imperial Valley, Californiia, her Croatian mother, and her career as a nurse.
Bryce Fisher (30) discusses his experiences with vascular cancer and finding out his diagnosis on his mother's birthday.
Vinny knew from an early age they were non-binary. They didn't have the language, but knew that in their conservative city in Georgia, being non-binary meant being ostracized and punished. It wasn't until college that they had any positive gender...
Julie shares with Storey about her introduction to The Mount, her volunteer experience and the resident experiences that touched her.
Ahmed & Sham, share stories about Ramadan, the month of fasting and Eid al-Fitr, the breaking of the fast, and the role these holidays play in their Muslim faith and lives.
Rita Schneider (93) was interviewed by Jane Ashe(72) about her life as a nurse and mother
Joseph shares his story as a troubled youth leading to being incarcerated 5 times before handing his life over to Jesus, and turning his life around. He now has a thriving closet business in Southern California and in his spare...
Therese and Kurt tell how they met 34 years ago and how they both became math teachers and the importance of the Christian faith and family.
Pou talks about her work as a nurse for Providence Mount St. Vincent, and the health disparities within the Samoan community.
Emily shares her experience of being the eldest of 4 children whose father died when she was 12, just 6 yrs after her mother died. Emily, had been the only mother her siblings knew and when they moved their aunt...
Carl and Debbie share some stories of Carl's early years, then their life together, married for 50 years. Debbie skillfully redirects Carl's answers when his memory is challenging him to recall details.
Sauleiha manages the Just Birth program for Swedish in Tacoma. She spoke with her sister, Safia about the importance for this work and how it benefits the Black, Indigenous and Asian Pacific populations of her community. She also talked about...
Fred Voorhees (98) speaks with Providence chaplain Michael Barton about the life lessons he's learned through his work and family.
John-Paul and Montserrat about growing up in the U.S as members of the Latin-A, (LatinX, Hispanic, Latino) community, not fitting into a box and sometimes feeling ostracized by the Latin-A communities as well as they communities where they lived, worked...
Bob, a charge nurse for long term care at Providence Mount St. Vincent (The Mount), share some of his memories from his 30+ years at The Mount. He says The Mount is about family and community. His wife is a...
Armand shares with hospice chaplain Mary the meaning of Ramadan and the challenges of coming together as a community in person during COVID and shares his sorrow at the death of his mother and how he bakes to remember her.
Ann Balthazor (36) and Stacy Younglove (42) interview their patient Lamar Price (21) about his experience with Providence Infusion Pharmacy.
Holly talks about being an advocate for her trans son and how that led her to bedoming a member of several PFAC (Patient Family Advisory Council) groups before she found one at the Institute for Human Caring that was advocating...
Liz and Clarence discuss Clarence's career, faith and family. Through various challenges, including racism, Clarence shares how his faith has brought him through.
Harriet Thompson (96) speaks with her friend and chaplain, Mollie Mana'o (44) about how they first met when Harriet had come into hospice, her recovery from cancer and their ongoing friendship.
Liz, long time Providence caregiver reflects on her journey to become a social worker and how her spirituality has helped her serve hospice patients
When the war broke out, Merry's father and brother were sent to concentrations camps where they were killed. She was sent to a separate camp from her mother, but managed to find one another later in Zakopane, Poland after the...
Angela, a Doula, and her husband Eric, share the story of their first pregnancy which ended in a miscarriage and the effects it has had on them.
Ligia and Kira, RN's with Providence Elderplace, share why they chose nursing, what keeps them loving the profession and working at Providence. They talk about how they coped with the challenges and anguish of Covid19 as well as supporting staff...