Utah StoryCorps - Hope and Healing

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StoryCorps founder David Isay traveled to Utah where he met with healthcare providers, clinicians and caretakers to explain why storytelling can be a source of hope and healing.  In partnership with Intermountain Healthcare, Utah Public Radio is bringing these storytelling conversations to you, centered around the healthcare industry. The conversations in these segments are unique to Utah. 

Support for programming on Utah Public Radio comes from Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 160 clinics, 2,400 employed doctors and advanced practice providers, a health plans group under the name SelectHealth, and other medical services.

Hope And Healing: The Hopeful Future Of Cancer Prevention

Jul 9, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare

Oncologist Lincoln Nadauld, MD, has a passion for Precision Genomics. He and colleague Tazia Taylor work in a Utah cancer center. Dr. Nadauld's vision: "In 10 years, I see us preventing cancers and identifying them much earlier. So instead of waiting until someone has a cancer, and then finding it on a CT scan, I could see us drawing blood on patients when they're in their 20s and 30s and 40s and detecting cancer before it's a problem."

Hope And Healing: Nursing - It's In The Family

Jul 3, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare

Michelle Evans and Shannon Tripp, mother and daughter, found very different paths to the nursing careers they love. "Through everything, through the very rock bottom, you can still find gratitude and hope."

Hope And Healing: Successful Liver Transplant With An Infected Organ

Jun 27, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare

When Peter Hammond was in end-stage liver failure and in dire need of a transplant, he was among the first patients in the nation to accept a healthy liver infected with hepatitis C and undergo a high-risk liver transplant. He was later cured of the disease.

Hope And Healing: 'Hurrah For The Pediatrician'

Jun 19, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare

The original songs of Marty Nygaard, MD, a Utah pediatrician, have been making patients, doctors, and caregivers smile for more than two decades. Here, he and his wife, Louise, share memories and laughter.

Hope And Healing: Helping Your Aging Parent With Alzheimer's Disease

Jun 12, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare

Caring for aging parents with Alzheimer's was both tender and trying for LuAnn Lundquist and Jenny Jones. LuAnn remembers her father-in-law saying, "My grandkids are out here in the forest, and it's snowing..." LuAnn replied, "I'll make campout beds, and I'll go find the kids." Her father-in-law was asleep in 30 seconds.

Hope And Healing: Using Strength When It's The Only Thing Left

Jun 5, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare

Four years and seven brain surgeries after a traumatic ATV accident, Britton Shipp is walking, driving, working and inspiring others. Sommer remembers the key milestone for her, “I just couldn't wait to hear the words, ‘I love you mom,’ again.”

Hope And Healing: Singing To Calm Fear

May 29, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare

Cindy Henry reminisces with her 91-year-old father, Jim Greer, about how his singing to her as a child added joy and peace to her life. As an imaging tech at a Utah hospital, Cindy now sings to young patients to help calm their fears.

Hope And Healing: Search And Rescue Volunteers Saving Lives

May 22, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare

Darrin Hawes and Keith Hambly are best friends and search and rescue volunteers in northern Utah. One Memorial Day, during a search and rescue mission, Darrin also helped save Keith’s life using CPR. When Keith’s heart started beating again, he underwent heart surgery and the placement of two stents that same day.

Hope And Healing: Why Healthcare?

May 16, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare

Dominic Moore, MD, is a pediatrician and the medical director of palliative care at a children’s hospital. Seeing his mother, Brenda Moore, juggle six kids while caring for her parents—both with cancer—motivated Dr. Moore to choose a career helping people with serious illness. 

Hope And Healing: A Busy Day In Shock-Trauma

May 8, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare

Sean Talley’s role as a Shock-Trauma ICU nurse manager at a Utah hospital is both intense and rewarding. Sean says because he grew up in a rough part of Las Vegas, he can spot dangerous situations, and he finds joy in helping others.

Hope And Healing: A Life-Altering Night

May 1, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare

Stein Rosqvist and his wife Michele Rosqvist talk about the life-altering night Stein was the sole survivor of a Life Flight helicopter crash. They discuss the events of that night, Stein’s recovery, and what their lives have been like since that night.

StoryCorps founder David Isay traveled to Utah where he met with healthcare providers, clinicians and caretakers to explain why storytelling can be a source of hope and healing. The conversations in these segments are unique to Utah.