Sufferers know her as Wesley Reed, a psychiatric tech at Atrium Well being Carolinas Medical Middle in Charlotte, N.C. However to her colleagues, Reed is a star, winner of the 2020 “Atrium Health Has Talent” competition.
Reed was one in all 12 finalists within the latest 71-minute virtual grand finale, the primary time the occasion wasn’t held in particular person.
In all, 86 Atrium staff auditioned for the competition. 5 native judges, together with an actress/singer and two skilled musicians, evaluated the finalists.
Different high contestants had been Tia Jackson, a affected person providers specialist on the Ladies’s Middle for Pelvic Well being, second place; Chara Reese, group chief for affected person entry at Navicent Well being, third place and the Folks’s Selection Award; and Andrea Nielsen, a medical nurse I at Atrium Well being Carolinas Medical Middle, the Govt Council Award.
Reed, 24, who says she was “making music earlier than I might discuss,” gave a soulful rendering of her composition “Over It.”
The grand finale program additionally included a 6-minute video produced by Atrium CEO Gene Woods of him singing and taking part in guitar on his personal bluesy tune “Not Enuff Pleasure,” accompanied by skilled musicians. He mentioned it’s one of many first songs he ever wrote, and launched it by urging his colleagues “to do the whole lot in our collective energy to deliver extra pleasure, extra well being, extra hope and extra therapeutic into this world.”