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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Rajasri Raghunathan & Sr. Lorraine Delaney

Rajasri shares important tenants of her Tamil culture and Hindu faith. She also goes in to great detail of one of her favorite ritual of the female goddess Lakshmi and its meaning to her and her family. Lakshmi is one...

Beth Peterson & Will Rogers

Beth, a nurse working in information services, recently won a nurse of the year award at Providence. She talks about the joy and rewards of her job, how things have changed because of the pandemic and what she has learned...

Beth Hegde & Allie Hyams

Beth & Allie both work on the communications team at Providence Sacred Heart in Spokane. They talk about the time when in a meeting they got word of a school shooting at Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane where...

Caroline Weingarten & Annette Weinberg

Caroline, 98, sat down with Annette to share her story about surviving the Holocaust. She was 13 when Hitler came into power. Looking for a way out, she was one of 300 who were allowed to go to Palestine, because...

Jennifer Kucera & Sarah Quinto

Jennifer shared her story about the barriers to healthcare she and others living with a disability face every day when they seek to get the healthcare they need. This has led her to becoming an advocate for health equity for...

Alexander Isaac Luna & Chabree Rogers

Friends and former Providence colleagues, Alex and Bree, have different views of the first time they met. They do both agree on the positive influence they have had on each other over the last 10 years.

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.

Eva Perlman & Annette Weinberg

Eva was eight months old when Hitler come to power. Her father was part of the resistance and fled with her and her brothers to Marseille, France then on to Lyon where he continued to fight for the resistance. Her...

Suzy Banuelos & Rebecca Webster

Suzy & Rebecca both work for Providence Health in Napa California, but met because of their love of volunteer work they love to do in their community. One of those community outreach programs Providence works with is the Napa Resource...

Jane Hopke & Scott Acord

Jane, a self-described pansexual with ADHD, grew up in an ultra conservative family with a professor for a father. An awkward child, unable to achieve perfection in school or meet her parents’ other unobtainable standards, Jane turned to food and...

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.

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...

Mireille Lister & Annette Weinberg

Mireille's family was living a very nice life in Brussels, Belgium when the Nazis swept through Europe. Her father had a successful business making outerwear and when the Nazis got to Brussels, they commandeered the factory, keeping him on to...

Bhargav Montukuri & Sr. Lorraine Delaney

Bhargav shares with the story of his Hindu faith with Sr. Lorraine. Bhargav, talks about, Mandala, the 41-day period of fasting and prayer to transform human to god, to show love to the Lord Ayyappa. During this time the devotees...

Jennifer Justice & Kirsten Lavery

Jennifer shares her story with Kirsten of how through a series of unfortunate events she went from "supermom" to dealing with an opiate addiction and living on the streets. While on the streets she got pregnant with her third child....

TJ & Scott Acord

TJ has always led an active life full of running, biking, working out and travel. All of that has come to an abrupt halt now that she is battling long covid. She is unable to do most of the things...

Shari Small & Scott Acord

Shari recalls the story of how she met the love of her life, the six foot-five, John Small. She was married at the time, but was instantly drawn to his charm and good looks. They quickly developed a deep friendship...