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

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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.

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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Jeremy Edmonds and Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson (25) talks with co-worker and friend Jeremy Edmonds (57) about their life experiences, work, and overcoming challenges.

Terra Morgan and Julia Baker

Terra shares with colleague, Julia, how a series of doors kept opening and drawing her that led her to chaplaincy and hospice work. How she has found hospice work to be incredibly rewarding.

Kate De Sousa and Jamie Welch

Jamie and Kate talk about their experience working in a SNF during the COVID pandemic. Includes stories of vaccinated residents testing positive after exposure by unvaccinated healthcare workers, and a plea for vaccination.

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.

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...

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Ron McKnight and Cara Aguilera

Ron McKnight (78) talks to Providence staff person Cara Aguilera (61) about growing up post-WWII in Missouri and Chicago, difficult childhood memories and being informally adopted by another couple. Ron also talks about his love of reading and reuniting with...

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Linn Bartram and Dicki Franklin

Dicki Franklin (71) and her friend and former colleague Linn Bartram (65) discuss their many years of friendship, their careers in nursing and working together in Home Health Care.

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...

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.

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William Munroe and Aria Sequoia

Aria Sequoia (69) speaks with her friend at Heritage House, William Munroe (82), about their different upbringings and life experiences, from parenthood to love to spirituality.

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Lydia Mbiyu and Victoria Johnson

Lydia Mbiyu (34) shares with her sister and friend, Victoria Johnson (25), some of her childhood experiences and memories of cooking and food. Lydia also discusses how influential her mom and grandmother are to her.

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...

Lulu Verneuil and Nicole Sotkiewicz

Nicole and Lulu, coordinators of Camp Erin grief camp for children and teens, discuss how they combine kid-centered activities with grief education to promote sharing and safe spaces for grieving.They talk about the growth they see in kids who have...