When Jeffrey “JB” Brown became a patient of Atrium Health Perspective Health and Wellness, he found himself on a meaningful and personal journey to achieve better health and wellbeing. “I wasn’t prioritizing my health. I needed someone who could help me in a deeper health care journey,” JB shared. Like so many adults, health was one of many competing priorities in JB’s life. The family man and president of Hendrick Automotive Group also volunteers in his community, including his role as a cabinet member for Giving Hope, the campaign for Atrium Health. 

With the help of Atrium Health Perspective Health and Wellness, JB brought his health back into focus. “What has impressed me most about the care I received at Perspective Health and Wellness is that [the team] is really focused on your health journey…the doctors and nurses care about you as a person, respect where you are in your journey, and help form a plan to prioritize health in your life.”  

Recently, JB contributed to the Atrium Health Nursing Fund and recognized his nurses — Lanita Hairston and Crystal O’Neall — through the Nursing Stars program. Made from tremendous gratitude for the care he received at Perspective Health and Wellness, JB’s generous gift will help to ensure other patients across Atrium Health, including those at Perspective Health and Wellness, continue to receive the same patient-centered nursing care he experienced firsthand. 

“The description of a Nursing Star to me is going beyond just doing your job…it is finding a connection with the patients you serve. I feel honored and blessed for the care I’ve received,” shared JB about his nurses.

The Atrium Health Nursing Stars program provides former patients and generous donors the opportunity to recognize outstanding nurses and advance the nursing profession through philanthropy. Since 2019, over $340,000 has been donated to support continuing education, research, and professional development opportunities for Atrium Health nurses in the Greater Charlotte area.

To learn more or to honor an Atrium Health Nursing Star, visit: AtriumHealthFoundation.org/Nurses.