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 12
- Providence Hospice Portland 6
- Providence Mount St. Vincent 4
- Providence Home and Community Care 2
- Providence Home and Community Care Anaheim 2
Rabbi Janet Madden shares with Scott the significance of the high Holy-days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and what they mean to her. How an aptitude test at age 12 foretold of her becoming a Rabbi back when women...
Rose talks about her nursing career as a case manager and winning a nurse of the year award. She shares heartbreaking stories about working with COVID patients, losing her mother during the pandemic.
Markus (57) talks with his mother, Rosemary (91) about her life as a musician, teacher, performer, spiritual life connected to Bach, being adopted, WWII, on list to be deported from Germany
Nathan talks to his mom about her history growing up in Chicago in a Polish immigrant family and her relationship with her grandmother, being witness to her death and later in life her perception of being a single mother raising...
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.
When Jennifers brother died, she and her husband Mike took in his four kids who mother had died 6 yrs prior. This was a big adjustment for everyone, but 7 years in everyone seems to have adjusted. One of the...
Carolyn and Marie share with Mike about their career paths and current work
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...
Frank age 98 on Providence Hospice, of Dutch Indonesian heritage born in east Indies shares reflections with his son Frank who lives with his father about serving in the Dutch Indonesian army and being a prisoner of war for three...
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.
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...
A positive experience Laura had with a nurse when her father died on Christmas morning, has shaped her career in Patient Experience. Laura shares stories about her fathers influence in her life and her families Christmas Eve celebrations.
Thu shared her story and Journey from Vietnam to the united States with her village. Thu discussed how their strong faith and love of their family kept them strong.
Emily discusses growing up with a substance-abusing mother, and how this led to her won struggles with abandonment issues. She also talks about running away, dealing with depression and methamphetamine addiction as a teenager and ultimately her recovery from addiction.
Share Christie speaks with Leah Phillips, a nurse, who was with her mom in the ICU during her mothers last days during COVID
Martha and her mother managed to hide from the Nazis for a period of time in their home country of Hungry. Once they were discovered they were put in a concentration camp where they were treated like animals. They managed...
Ronald talked about his childhood and experiences with war throughout his life.
Boyon shares with Will what led her to a career as a nurse practitioner and now has her DNP, working during COVID and being overextended. Her work with the APC mentorship program at Providence.
David shares his heart transplant story with the mother of his donor, Lorenzo. They talk about Lorenzo and how many of the things he loved David now has an affinity for too.
Tatiana shares with Mike her story about becoming a nurse and how COVID-19 touched her family. Being an ICU nurse at St. Johns in Santa Monica where her mother was an ICU patient.
Shortly after Marti's daughter Julia was born she was diagnosed with incontinentia pigmenti. It was affecting her central nervous system and the doctors didn't expect her to live more than a few years. Marti learned everything she could about this...
Jami, is an only child for their adopted parents and has a complicated relationship with them mainly because of their gender identity of queer/nonbinary. Throughout their life they have struggled with depression and anxiety, but are working through it with...
Paul, a volunteer at Providence Mount St. Vincent (The Mount), reflects on his working in the giftshop, the close relationships he has with the residents, and his mothers transition into care at The Mount.