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

Allan Komarek & Melody Fawcett

Allan is the recipient of the 2021 nursing Leadership Award and a conversation ensues that provides Allan an opportunity to share his story and view on leadership, philosophy, nursing career, and discrimination towards being gay.

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Harriet Thompson, Mollie Mana'o, and Nora Nielsen

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.

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Diana Martinez-Bleth and Valerie Bleth

Valerie Bleth-Sharp (51) interviews her mother Diana Martinez-Bleth (79) about her life's work as a nurse, her accomplishments, passions and loves.

Jeffery Ward, MD and Cheryl Cline

Dr. Jeffery Ward reflects on his career as an oncologist and Hospice Medical Director with his colleague and friend, Chery Cline. Jeff then shares his journey after receiving a diagnosis of mucosal melanoma and now receiving hospice care as a...

Liz Farber and Justyna Raszewska

Liz, long time Providence caregiver reflects on her journey to become a social worker and how her spirituality has helped her serve hospice patients

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Sherry Hayes and Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams (59) interviews her colleague and friend Sherry Hayes (61) about her long career as a nurse, hers many years working at Providence and how she takes care of herself and others.

Peter Lucero & Dr. Doug Wilson

Peter shared with his doctor, Doug Wilson, a little bit about his life and childhood and a recent experience he had involving Dr. Wilson. Peter recently died and came back with CPR and it has had profound affect on his...

Karen Bell and Rick Warren

Karen and Rick sit to discuss the early days of hospice care and how far it has come in the last 40 years.

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Anna Seaver and Beth Gafur

RN Beth Gafur (56) interviews her fellow hospice nurse Anna Seaver (67) about how personal bereavement with loss of young son, Randy, led to her nursing career. They discuss learning from their experiences of end of life care.

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Mark Rozanski and Mary Beth Weaver

Mary Beth Weaver (56) speaks to her friend Mark Rozanski (52) about her youth as an Army brat, love of travel, her relationship with people, challenges of dementia and Alzheimer's and her personal spiritual journey

Claire and Peter Warton

A Bridge of Hope; Peter and Claire look back on their life together that began when Claire met Peter when she he was 6 and she 16 and how they reconnected 20 years later when Claire was a violist in...

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Scott Acord and Lynn Taylor

Lynn (68) shares her story from college professor to hospice volunteer to board member and board chair at TrinityCare.

Carlos Alaniz & Gregg Vandekieft

Carlos' journey from working as an occupational therapist in a hospital to hospice care was an easy transition. As he began to look for work in hospice, Providence had decided to incorporate occupational therapy into hospice. Carlos shares some stories...

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Kirsten McClure and Claudia Augustine

Claudia Augustine (44) and Kirsten McClure (46) recall personal experiences volunteering with hospice and what drew them to the work.

Carrie Kilpatrick-White, Christi Crowley and Therese Lewandowski

Christi and Carrie share about some of the tender, joyful, healing moments of Camp Erin to provide a safe and loving place for children who have lost a loved one to be with other children and teens who are also...