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

Dr. Glen Komatsu & Rayna Oliver

Dr. Komatsu talks about the importance of listening in healthcare. The first step to providing good healthcare is listening to the patient before deciding on a treatment plan. Another step to providing good healthcare is to involve the patient in...

Robert Surface, Marcella Kubalsky, & Briana Chestnut

Robert is on hospice with the Providence Hospice LA County program for the unhoused. Robert spent most of his life living on the streets of the South Bay area of Southern California. He spoke with his intake nurse, Briana and...

Nanci Friedmann & Scott Acord

Nanci speaks about her experience working at a retirement home for priests during COVID. She highlights the importance of building trusting relationships. the reciprocal nature of love, and importance of self-care.

Dr. Roland Summit & Dr. Glen Komatsu

Dr. Summit talks with his friend, Dr. Komatsu about his work as a psychiatrist and his late wife Jo and their shared love of repairing carousel horses. They also discuss how they met when Jo was on hospice with TrinityCare...

Dr. Roland Summit & Chaplain Kevin Deegan

Chaplain Kevin Deegan was on service when Dr. Summits wife Jo was on hospice. He shares with Dr. Summit a private conversation he had with Jo. She was an artist and described her pain in colors and how most of...