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

Thu Pham and Liz Wessel

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.

Rabbi Abby Cohen & Dalya Cohen

Rabbi Abby and her daughter, Dalya, talk about Judaism and the high Holy-days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and what these Holy-days mean to them.

Rori Harris-Killough & Scott Acord

Rori's business trip started by going off the rails a bit when she knew she was going to miss a connecting flight into the town of Hobbs, New Mexico forcing her to take a two-hour Uber ride to make her...

Boyon Yun & Will Rogers

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.

Mohammad Sheheed & Scott Acord

Mohammad (17) talks about working with teens with mental healthcare needs and what drew him to the work. He also shares how the work has shaped what he plans to study in college.

Phyllis Smith & Laura Smith

Phyllis and her daughter Laura discussed the birth of Berkeley, Phyllis' son born in the late 70s, and how they were informed about his diagnosis of Down syndrome. In their conversation, they mentioned that one doctor advised against pursuing surgery...

Gabriela Cruz & Lidia Roman

Gabriela y Lidia hablan sobre los servicios que se ofrecen en St Jude Neighborhood Health Center en la ciudad de Orange, CA. Los servicios están dirigidos a pacientes de bajos ingresos, sin seguro de salud e independientemente del estado de...

Sam Pelger & Erin Pelger

Erin talks with her son Sam about his coming out as trans. The hard conversations, the obstacles, and his desire to live openly and honestly. Getting to start testosterone and living as the person he has always been. Sam knows...

Kimi Powers & Maneesha Ahluwalia, MD

Dr. Ahluwalia discusses with Kimi, one of her coaching clients about the work they did and how she is doing one year later. Kimi has faced some stressful issues but feels able to handle with the tools she now has...

David Milton & Lori Chapa

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.

Andre Marcel Harris & Alexis Harris

Andre shares with his sister Alexis about his journey with sickle cell disease. He was originally diagnosed while he was still in his mothers womb and had a stroke at 2 years-old. On numerous occasions he has had to go...

Jitka Prokesova & Rori Harris-Killough

Jitka shares her story of getting her nursing degree in communist ruled Czechoslovakia in 1985 and defecting to the U.S. two years later. In the U.S. she couldn't work as a nurse but it was all she ever wanted to...

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...

Rosalva "Rosie" Salazar & Scott Acord

Rosie talks about her work with Providence community outreach programs. How its the most rewarding work she's ever done. She has known since she was 13 and had to be a translator for her mother when she needed medical care.

Miriam De Santiago and Ryan Berger

Ryan has a conversation with Miriam who is the recipient of the PHC 2021 VIA award, how she approaches her work and engages with clients to assist them in improving their health with an enhanced quality of life.

"I see you. I hear you. And I ache for you."

In May 2020, communities across the United States were emerging from shelter-at-home measures put in place to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. In Minneapolis, George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was killed when a white police officer kneeled on his neck...

Valerie Cordes & Michele Manning-Herman

Valerie and Michele have developed a profound bond through their involvement with Providence's Women's Caregiver Resource Group (WCRG), and they want to emphasize the significance of this work and the impact it has had on them. They cannot stress enough...

Dipti Kale and Gauri Ram

Dipti and Kale reminisce about growing up next door to one another in Mumbai India. Now both are coincidently living in Portland, Oregon. Sharing the Hindu holidays together. They talk about the upcoming Diwali holiday, what it means to them,...

Patrick Nickell & Scott Acord

Patrick opens up about being the child of parents suffering from addiction and alcoholism, and being raised in the foster care system from the age of 2. In the approximate 14 years he was in the foster care system, Patrick...

Sabrina Carver and Rachel Erickson

Sabrina (44) and Rachel (36) talk about what brought them to Providence as young CNAs and the Mission that has kept them here as they have developed their nursing careers. Includes stories of loss, grief, and the support they received...

Laura Reyes & Scott Acord

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.