Atrium Health employees seek to showcase their talents in the workplace and on stage.
Each year, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based nonprofit health system invites its 70,000 staff members to participate in a talent show, “Atrium Health Has Talent.” Clinicians, administrative staff, leaders and other team members come together across the 40-hospital system to showcase their skills.
“It’s an event that allows [staff] to get fully in and show another part of who they are,” said Fernando Little, director of corporate diversity at Atrium Health. Little, an avid pianist, was the show’s first winner when it debuted in 2004.
More than 100 healthcare workers audition in the region each year and about a dozen qualify for the final, where the system uses a professional recording studio and collaborates with producers and makeup artists.
Since the pandemic, the event has pivoted to a virtual production. Little said the show is gaining more attention in communities served by the health system and beyond, as it is available to anyone to watch online. This year’s two-hour grand finale, held this summer, garnered over 5,000 views in three months on YouTube. The talent included singers, guitarists, dancers and even an acrobat.
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