Wilkes Medical Center Nurse Practitioner and Chaplain Receive Award

April 20, 2023

Wilkes Medical Center Nurse Practitioner and Chaplain Receive Award

Kimber Potts, a nurse practitioner at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center, was recently recognized for her work developing the cardiology service line at the hospital.

Dr. Julie Freischlag, chief academic officer and executive vice president of Advocate Health, CEO of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and executive vice president for health affairs at Wake Forest University, presented Potts with the Hero Award for Trust at a ceremony honoring Wake Forest Baptist employees for their dedication over the past year.

Potts was nominated by her peers for setting a superior example in being trustworthy and consistently earning trust from her teammates and patients.

“Kimber always works diligently to ensure exceptional care, build trusting relationships and answer any questions that arise,” Freischlag said. “The cardiology clinic at Wilkes Medical Center has allowed more patients to be cared for close to home. Kimber balances a fast-paced work load while still being available to those around her and is trusted by people throughout our community.”

Rev. Graylin Carlton, the chaplain manager at Wilkes Medical Center, received a team Hero Award for Belonging for his work promoting a culture of inclusion and diversity together with Wake Forest Baptist’s FaithHealth Chaplaincy and Education team. 

The Faith Health Chaplaincy and Education team is often described as a constant beacon of light for patients and teammates and create a culture where all beliefs are embraced. The team includes many members, including Carlton. 

“Congratulations to Kimber and Graylin, and all of our Hero Award winners throughout the Wake Forest Baptist system, for the tremendous impact they make on our patients, our communities and each other,” Freischlag said.

Media contacts: 

Jenna Kurzyna, jkurzyna@wakehealth.edu
Joe McCloskey, jmcclosk@wakehealth.edu