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
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...
William Monroe and new friend Sue Givins discuss their parenting, getting their first walkers and their experiences at Heritage House.
Cornelius Vink (86) and his wife Catharine Vink (86) talk about their childhoods, first meeting and raising a family together. They also discuss their separate experiences during World War II. Catharina shares memories of growing up during the Japanese occupation...
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...
Lisa shares her nursing journey story with Mark. They also discuss the work she has done during the Covid19 pandemic in the last year and a half.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Dianna and Edie talk about where they met and the evolution of their careers. They discuss the surprise direction both careers have taken and the joy they have found.
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.
Nadine and Victoria talk about Nadine's leadership style and approach with her team of caregivers.
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.
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...
Victoria Johnson (25) talks with co-worker and friend Jeremy Edmonds (57) about their life experiences, work, and overcoming challenges.
Samantha talks with Scott about her miscarriage and the emotional impact.
Amy talks with Valerie about her long career as a PA for cardiac surgery and TAVOR program at Overlake, and how rewarding this career path has been.
Pam talks with her mom, Joanne, about experience and hardships in the Japanese internment camps during WWII.
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.
Mitch and Debbie discuss their experiences volunteering together for several organizations, especially Prov Camp Erin.
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...
Siblings, Darby and Sterling talk about life during COVID.
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.