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

Paula Newman Skomski & Terri Inglis

Paula founded the Peoria Home for women who have been abused and victims of sex trafficking. Terri, is Peoria Home Director. They talk about the necessary work they do to help women get clean, sober, and out of "the life."...

Maria Townsend & Kevin Clark

Maria Townsend, Business Development Manager for Holy Cross Medical Center, and Kevin Clark, 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...

Joe Neustadt & Annette Weinberg

Joe shares his story of surviving a Nazi concentration camp. Joe, his brother and father were put into the same camp where he and brother were separated from their father. Their father was immediately sent to the gas chamber. Joe...

Boyon Yun & Will Rogers

Boyon shares with Will what led her to a career as a nurse practitioner and now has her DNP, working during COVID and being overextended. Her work with the APC mentorship program at Providence.

Patrick Nickell & Scott Acord

Patrick opens up about being the child of parents suffering from addiction and alcoholism, and being raised in the foster care system from the age of 2. In the approximate 14 years he was in the foster care system, Patrick...

Laura Reyes & Scott Acord

A positive experience Laura had with a nurse when her father died on Christmas morning, has shaped her career in Patient Experience. Laura shares stories about her fathers influence in her life and her families Christmas Eve celebrations.

Gwendolyn Patefield and Ian Stanley Posada

Gwendolyn shares her coming out as transgender story with Ian and even though it has costs her jobs, relationships, her home and for a time caused her to live in crisis, but being correctly gendered makes it all worthwhile

David Milton & Lori Chapa

David shares his heart transplant story with the mother of his donor, Lorenzo. They talk about Lorenzo and how many of the things he loved David now has an affinity for too.

Carmen Marshall & Elbe

Carmen and Elbe met a few months prior at a support group Elbe started for parents of LGBTQ kids in their conservative town. They’re both parents of a transgendered child. Carmen talks about what she has learned and the support...

Gabriela Cruz & Lidia Roman

Gabriela y Lidia hablan sobre los servicios que se ofrecen en St Jude Neighborhood Health Center en la ciudad de Orange, CA. Los servicios están dirigidos a pacientes de bajos ingresos, sin seguro de salud e independientemente del estado de...

Greg Soumokil & Shane Bassett

Eight months ago Greg needed a heart transplant immediately or he was going to die. They didn't have one available for him and had to give him an artificial heart. One month ago, he got a permanent heart. His road...

Share Christie and Leah Phillips

Share Christie speaks with Leah Phillips, a nurse, who was with her mom in the ICU during her mothers last days during COVID

Rosalva "Rosie" Salazar & Scott Acord

Rosie talks about her work with Providence community outreach programs. How its the most rewarding work she's ever done. She has known since she was 13 and had to be a translator for her mother when she needed medical care.

Sam Pelger & Erin Pelger

Erin talks with her son Sam about his coming out as trans. The hard conversations, the obstacles, and his desire to live openly and honestly. Getting to start testosterone and living as the person he has always been. Sam knows...

Simona Trakiyska & Scott Acord

Simona has created a life for herself where she is able to travel for extended periods of time and work from wherever she happens to land. This semi-nomadic life allows her to get immersed in other cultures, meet locals and...

Mohammad Sheheed & Scott Acord

Mohammad (17) talks about working with teens with mental healthcare needs and what drew him to the work. He also shares how the work has shaped what he plans to study in college.

Rabbi Abby Cohen & Dalya Cohen

Rabbi Abby and her daughter, Dalya, talk about Judaism and the high Holy-days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and what these Holy-days mean to them.

Willie Hensley and Angela Marith

Willie, a native Alaskan Iñupiaq, speaks with Angela about how the influx of Russians, Europeans and Americans into Alaska has had on their culture, health and livelihood. Outsiders unintentionally brought diseases decimating much of the native Alaskan populations. Unable to...

Kimi Powers & Maneesha Ahluwalia, MD

Dr. Ahluwalia discusses with Kimi, one of her coaching clients about the work they did and how she is doing one year later. Kimi has faced some stressful issues but feels able to handle with the tools she now has...

Harold "Bear" Cubbedge & Andrey MacCracken

After years of struggling with drug, alcohol and criminal addictions, and numerus stints in prison, Bear was able to turn his life around. Understanding his criminal activities also gave him a high, he knew others must feel the same and...

Dipti Kale and Gauri Ram

Dipti and Kale reminisce about growing up next door to one another in Mumbai India. Now both are coincidently living in Portland, Oregon. Sharing the Hindu holidays together. They talk about the upcoming Diwali holiday, what it means to them,...