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...

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...

Mafe Chase & Melissa Tiberio

Mafe & Melissa talk about the work the volunteer work they do to make and distribute hygiene kits to the local homeless population. This seemingly small act of kindness goes a long way to give some dignity and basic healthcare...

Regina Fernandez & Scott Acord

Regina talks about her work on the Work2BeWell community outreach program designed to help teens and young adult maintain mental wellness. How this program was created in partnership with teens and how they benefit from it.

Bruce Moos and Kerri Westcott

Bruce Moos always says pigs put him through college and set him on the path of making a positive impact on the lives of may others. Being a beloved teacher of animal husbandry he influenced for good, children, and youth...

James Manning and Michele Manning Herman

Michele talks with her dad Col. James Manning about how his Army career led him to Washington State. James explains the importance of a living will and advance directive.

Elizabeth Garman and Rachel Manchester

Elizabeth shared her amazing life journey, teen pregnancy, loss of baby, humanitarian work with hemophilia education in impoverished countries, COVID journey and loss of family members, strength in adversity, a life of meaning and purpose, Providence mission. faith, leading with...

Karen & Daniel Bogard

Rabbi's, Karen and Daniel, discuss what it's like to raise a transgendered child in this politically charged atmosphere where the trans community is demonized. They recognize their circumstance is different than most because their child is growing up in a...

Mike and Jennifer Hayes

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...

Laura Ramirez and Aimee Khuu

Laura shares with Aimee stories of her mother’s caring, compassion, and love for others and how witnessing this has inspired Laura to continue to serve others in need. Laura and Aimee talk about serving and reaching out to communities whose...

Abebech Mergia and Charlie Shin

Abebeck, a caregiver with PACE, talks with coworker Charlie about Fasika (Ethiopian Easter) and explains this special time in her culture. Also talks about the importance of neighbors, coworkers and participants.

Sabrina Carver and David Horn

As her time at Providence nears its close, Sabrina reviewed her 21 year career with Providence, as a student in the CNA program, CNA, nursing student, nurse, and the Director of Nursing almost entirely at the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center...

Tran Pham and Melody Fawcett

Tran shares her experience of the loss of her premature girl, Bao An Pham Huynh shortly after birth. On the anniversary of her daughter's birth, she is taking the day off to honor her memory. She shares her gratitude for...

Tim Serban and Melody Fawcett

Tim shares his story of providing spiritual care in the context of disaster relief efforts. Providing support to those grieving, going through transitions, searching for ways to honor their loved ones. Carrying on the mission of the Providence Sisters in...

Fred Kacprzynski and Miriam Newcomb

Miriam talks with her grandfather about his life growing up in a Polish-American family in upstate New York, then going to college, serving in the Peace Corps in Chile, and working for the US forest Service.

Natalia Calonzo and Liz Wessel

Natalia shares with Liz the life changing impact that the care and nurturing of one St. Joseph nurse had on her when she was alone at age 17 giving birth. This experience changed her life trajectory and set her on...

Carl Lunn and Deborah Lunn

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.

Sham Najjir & Ahmed Pierstorff

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.

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...