Nancy Hayes, an RN in the emergency center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus in Atlantic City, N.J., is the 2009 AtlantiCare Idol. Accompanied by the Nursettes, Hayes won the title with her rendition of Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “Midnight Train to Georgia” at the third annual talent contest Jan. 8. The event benefited the United Way of Atlantic County.La’Quinta Price (right), accompanied by her sister Diamond, performs Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Something.”
Hayes wowed the audience and judges Bill Horin, publisher and editor, Envision magazine; Jen A. Miller, author, The Jersey Shore: Atlantic City to Cape May; Felicia Lowenstein Niven, executive editor, New Jersey LifeStyle magazine; and Jeff Schwachter, editor, Atlantic City Weekly, at the Stockton Performing Arts Center, Pomona, N.J.
Hayes was one of 12 finalists selected from staff auditions AtlantiCare held in December. Her prize is a one-week paid vacation and a six-month membership to the AtlantiCare LifeCenter.Jacqueline Scaffidi performs “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
La’Quinta Price, an office assistant for ARMC Physician Billing, performed the Michael Jackson hit “Wanna Be Startin’ Something,” and tied for second place with Jacqueline Scaffidi, a patient care associate in the Nursing Resources Department at ARMC City Campus who sang the Wizard of Oz classic “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”