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

Kaylea Watkins and Mary Mitchell

Description: Kaylea talks about being the Infection Preventionist in a Long-term Care Community at the Mount and what that has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic. She shares her perspective of the best and worst parts of pandemic life working...

Bhargav Montukuri & Sr. Lorraine Delaney

Bhargav shares with the story of his Hindu faith with Sr. Lorraine. Bhargav, talks about, Mandala, the 41-day period of fasting and prayer to transform human to god, to show love to the Lord Ayyappa. During this time the devotees...

Rajasri Raghunathan & Sr. Lorraine Delaney

Rajasri shares important tenants of her Tamil culture and Hindu faith. She also goes in to great detail of one of her favorite ritual of the female goddess Lakshmi and its meaning to her and her family. Lakshmi is one...

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Gaile Edrozo and Victoria Johnson

Gaile Edrozo (36) and her colleague Victoria Johnson (26) talk about mental health, working in healthcare, and GE's experience with depression. GE shares her mental health journey—from a conservative upbringing to seeking therapy—and shares advice on taking care of oneself.

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Sean Collins and Jennifer Traeger

Sean Collins (59) talks to his friend Jennifer Traeger (52) about his mother and her memory. He discusses his mother's unexpected diagnosis with pancreatic cancer, her decision to stop treatment and her death several weeks later.

Carrissa Hsieh and Olivia Ramos

Olivia Ramos, Providence employee and veteran Camp Erin volunteer shares with Carrissa a fellow Camp Erin volunteer about her relationship with Erin Metcalf before she died of cancer at age 17 and how that relationship with Erin and her family...

Dr. James Beckerman & Sharon Allen

Dr. James Beckerman is a physician who volunteers for the World Telehealth Initiative run by Sharon Allen. Through this program they are able to bring healthcare to remote villages all over the globe. Dr. Beckerman currently works with a clinic...

Betty Hockett and Steve Hockett

Steve Hockett and his mother Betty, age 90 who is on Providence hospice share family recollections of Betty's many missionary trips overseas to developing countries and the influence in her early life of reading and how being a prolific writer...

Heather Watkins and Roxann Nammour

Heather, Clinical Nutrition Manager with Providence Infusion and Pharmacy in Eastern WA and Oregon Talks about her not straight path into the role she has at present moment. Alternative nutrition support and how important it is for those who cannot...

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Therese Reynolds and Mike Drummond

Mike Drummond (55) talked to Therese Reynolds (35) about what drew her to the field of nursing and first starting her career at Providence at 15 years old working in food services. Therese also discusses some of her most challenging...

Penny Lyons and Jon Prichard

Penny shares with her friend Jon, the story of discovering she had a hole in her heart and how lucky she was to find out before she had a stroke or something worse.

Beth Peterson & Will Rogers

Beth, a nurse working in information services, recently won a nurse of the year award at Providence. She talks about the joy and rewards of her job, how things have changed because of the pandemic and what she has learned...

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Craig Brown and Mara Brown

Mara Brown (58) and Craig Brown (69) share family stories, the role of God in their lives and legacies for their children and grandchildren