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

Kate McGraw & Scott Acord

Kate, shares stories about Sr Emilie Gamelin and her impact on her community and those around her. Sr. Emilie began the celebration of Table of the King to honor those who were most vulnerable.

Aidan Key & Bentley Fox

Aidan shared stories with Bentley about his 25+ years of work in gender advocacy and gender diversity, who works with him on the Providence PFAC (Patient Family Advisory Council) board. Aidan wants people to know why this work is so...

Markus Hofmann and Rosemary Hofmann

Markus (57) talks with his mother, Rosemary (91) about her life as a musician, teacher, performer, spiritual life connected to Bach, being adopted, WWII, on list to be deported from Germany

Bianca Sepulveda & Dr. Bernie Klein

Dr. Bernie Klein, Chief Executive, for Holy Cross Medical Center, and Bianca Sepulveda, a patient services specialist, sat to talk about their shared experience about their participation in the Walk-A-Mile program. The program is designed to give executives a hands...

Shari Jackson Small & Scott Acord

Shari recalls her early years with "The Big Guy" John Smalls. Ever the gentleman, he wanted to make their relationship legal, but she didn't want to disturb what felt like a perfect union by getting married. But, one day after...

Rabbi Janet Madden & Scott Acord

Rabbi Janet Madden shares with Scott the significance of the high Holy-days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and what they mean to her. How an aptitude test at age 12 foretold of her becoming a Rabbi back when women...

Peter Lucero & Dr. Doug Wilson

Peter shared with his doctor, Doug Wilson, a little bit about his life and childhood and a recent experience he had involving Dr. Wilson. Peter recently died and came back with CPR and it has had profound affect on his...

Heather Avant & Bria Davis

Heather shares with her cousin Bria her healthcare journey with sickle cell. This disease does not define her but it has impacted every aspect of her life. With all of the obstacles people with sickle face she says we are...

Christian Diance & Scott Acord

Christian wanted to be a nurse from an early age after watching his immigrant mother get her nursing degree and help lift the family out of poverty. He also talks about his work with Stop the Bleed.

David Levi Wilson & Will Rogers

David speaks to Will from his hospital bed about some of the injuries he has suffered over the years that has put him in the hospital. Shares stories about his life, loves, family and all of the jobs he's had...

Paulina Castiel & Annette Weinberg

Paulina, during the war the Nazis would make their lives miserable. When she was four they were taken from their home in Romania and forced them into a ghetto where they waited to be taken to Auschwitz. Her father was...

Tue Nguyen & Joseph Dao

Tue and Joseph, both Vietnamese and raised Catholic in the U.S. talk about the role of Catholicism in their life. Buddhism is very prevalent in the Vietnamese culture also plays a role in their spiritual lives.

Tiffanie Walker & Montserrat Archila

Tiffanie shares with her friend and co-worker, Montserrat, the significance of Juneteenth in her life and historically. How she strives everyday to make sure everyone feels included so future generations will celebrate diversity.

Joe Houston & Scott Acord

Joe shares the story his rise from humble beginnings in DC. He was primarily raised by his sister before getting lured into a lifestyle that led to him being incarcerated at 16 to turning his life around and is now...

Sarim Marith & Angela Marith

Sarim and her family are Cambodia refugees who came to the US in 1975. She talks with her daughter-in-law, Angela about the barriers she faces with her doctors because her English is not great. How not fully understanding the language...

Rose Austria & Will Rogers

Rose talks about her nursing career as a case manager and winning a nurse of the year award. She shares heartbreaking stories about working with COVID patients, losing her mother during the pandemic.

Karen Ashley & Mike Drummond

As a Black woman, Karen has faced racism in the workplace and has been the only person of color in a meeting many times throughout her career. She shares with Mike what drew her to the DEI work she does...

Karen & Daniel Bogard

Rabbi's, Karen and Daniel, discuss what it's like to raise a transgendered child in this politically charged atmosphere where the trans community is demonized. They recognize their circumstance is different than most because their child is growing up in a...

Amber Myles & Will Rogers

Amber, who recently won a nurse of the year award at Providence Health, shares her nursing journey from working as a parole officer to psych nurse. How working with psych patents is both rewarding and challenging, staying safe, and what...

Carmen Marshall & Bentley Fox

Carmen opened up with Bentley about a negative experience she had when she took her trans son to seek healthcare. Wanting to ensure that never happened again, Carmen became an advocate for her son's healthcare along with others who needed...

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...

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...