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
Sean Collins (59) talks to his friend Jennifer Traeger (52) about his mother and her memory. He discusses his mother's unexpected diagnosis with pancreatic cancer, her decision to stop treatment and her death several weeks later.
Olivia Ramos, Providence employee and veteran Camp Erin volunteer shares with Carrissa a fellow Camp Erin volunteer about her relationship with Erin Metcalf before she died of cancer at age 17 and how that relationship with Erin and her family...
A history of how Hospice of the Gorge started as told by Dr and Jackie Wade.
Steve Hockett and his mother Betty, age 90 who is on Providence hospice share family recollections of Betty's many missionary trips overseas to developing countries and the influence in her early life of reading and how being a prolific writer...
Mike Drummond (55) talked to Therese Reynolds (35) about what drew her to the field of nursing and first starting her career at Providence at 15 years old working in food services. Therese also discusses some of her most challenging...
Mara Brown (58) and Craig Brown (69) share family stories, the role of God in their lives and legacies for their children and grandchildren
Libby Harrington (44) interviewed Josephine Potter (38) about the impact her former husband's incarceration had on her young family.
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...
conversation between long term friends who met in college. One has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer for 6 years and how it has changed her life.
Mary Fox (64) speaks with her mom, Bonnie Joyce Ross (91) about her memories of growing up in Portland during WWII, her experiences in foster care and raising a family of her own.
Karen and Rick sit to discuss the early days of hospice care and how far it has come in the last 40 years.
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...
Jen Little-Reece (50) shares stories with her partner Terran Williams (36) about her work as an oncology nurse and her experiences with patients and death and dying.
Stephanie Williams (59) interviews her colleague and friend Sherry Hayes (61) about her long career as a nurse, hers many years working at Providence and how she takes care of herself and others.
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.
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...
Nathan Buck (43) interviews his colleague James McAvoy (57) about his journey to becoming an RN and his experience being attacked for being gay.
Fred shared life stories and adventures growing up and working on a farm. Interviewed by his daughter Sarah.
Lorriane Marais (69) speaks with her son Jake Marais (41) about her experiences as an activist under apartheid in South Africa and her hopes for healing and and end to racial injustice in America.
Susan Miller-Josselyn (46) talks with her husband Keith Josselyn (51) about his upbringing and his relationship with his grandmother, Carol.
Nathan Buck, Providence Volunteer Program Supervisor, has an in-depth conversation with Therese Lewandowski, about his spiritual journey from being a midwest, gay alter boy in a Catholic school to an openly gay, happily married manager for a Catholic organization. Nathan...
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.
Therese and Kurt tell how they met 34 years ago and how they both became math teachers and the importance of the Christian faith and family.
Susan K Brandenburg Giboney (58) and Megan Managhan (24) talked about Susan's mission trip to McAllen, Texas.