Kudos to Shernel Barrett!

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Kudos to our wonderful CNA-Shernel Barrett, who did an awesome job while working at Seasons Hospice (Northwest location). She was complimented on being amazing at caring for patients. It takes someone special to work with hospice patients and Shernel showed the best care possible. Great job,Shernel – we are honored to have you on our team and thanks again for all your hard work!

March Clinician of the Month – Susan Holian!

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Please join me in giving a big WOOP WOOP to Susan Holian – we are so excited to honor her with the award for CMS’s March clinician of the month! Sue has been in the healthcare field since 1993 when she started as an ER tech. She has held down a variety of staff positions in various ERs, as a SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) RN, and as adjunct faculty sharing her wealth of knowledge. She joined CMS back in 2012 working PRN at various ERs and has worked a number of assignments through CMS. Check out the list of different places Susan has worked through CMS – I am … Continued

Morgan Reeves Live on RVN TV

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Check out the video below of Morgan Reeves live on RVN TV talking about her journey with CMS. Morgan joined the CMS team back in 2012 and has been a favorite around the office and in the various hospital assignments where she has been placed. She is a previous winner of the ‘Can We Clone You?” Chessie award, and our very first every employee of the month. Check out the video below and share with anyone who is looking for the right agency! Morgan Reeves on Mid Day with Dana Carney  

Shout out to Christine Matthews – February’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please join me in congratulating Christine Matthews, CMS’ February clinician of the month! After more than 8 years of holding down two staff positions (a float pool gig at Beebe and a pediatric ER position at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children) Christine ventured into the agency world. She joined the CMS team in 2016 and after a few Peds-ER assignments at Upper Chesapeake she started blazing the travel path when she accepted the firt CMS assignment in New Jersey. Since then she has completed multiple assignments at Virtua and Jefferson Health. Christine constantly receives rave reviews from clinical supervisor and the administrative team alike – see below for some … Continued

CMS Merges with American Surgical Professionals

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Evergreen Advisors Capital, a middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Chesapeake Medical Staffing, LLC has been acquired by American Surgical Professionals.  Evergreen Advisors Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Chesapeake. Chesapeake Medical Staffing is one of the largest and most respected health care staffing agencies in the mid-Atlantic region. CMS has focused on sourcing the highest quality health care professionals from nurses to administrative personnel to physicians to complete management of the agency process.  The Company is Joint Commission certified and their client list includes hospitals, institutional care providers, management services organizations (MSO), home care and individual patients “CMS explored numerous options to enhance our future,” said Jeff McClure … Continued

Props to Parker Barrett – January’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please join me in giving some props and celebrating January’s clinician of the month – Parker Barrett! After extensive schooling, clinical rotations, and a stint with University of MD, Parker joined the CMS team back in June of 2017 and has been on assignment (multiple very successful assignments I might add) with Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The office team enjoys working with Parker and was excited to nominate him for this award. And check out some of the feedback from his current and recent supervisors: *Parker is very well-rounded surgically. He goes into any case with a positive attitude and the ability to assist the surgeon. He is truly a great … Continued

Nice Save Angela!

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Awesome work by Angela Land, who was commended recently about her attention to detail during a surgical procedure.  Angela noticed that a retractor listed as having 4 screws actually had 6.  At the end of the procedure one of the screws was not accounted for, and Angela’s earlier correction of how many screws there should have been helped make sure the team knew a screw had to be found.  The team followed standard work for incorrect counts and the missing screw was located. The case concluded with a proper final count of supplies/equipment.  Great work Angela, who was an example of several safe behaviors: paying attention to detail, having a … Continued

Kudos to Bethany DeMarco – December’s Agency Clinician of the Month

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Put your hands together and make some noise for December’s agency clinician of the month – Bethany DeMarco! After time spent in research and trauma in Denver, CO, Bethany began traveling the west coast (Oakland and Seattle to specific) with some of the nation’s largest travel companies. When she was relocating to MD to continue her education, she wanted to continue the travel lifestyle but opted for a local company – and boy are we at CMS and GBMC (where she has worked 8 consecutive contracts for almost 2 years) lucky! She has worked in the PACU, Endoscopy, and IR, and she receives rave review from the administrative and clinical … Continued

Travel vs. Staff – The Hospital Dilemma

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A recent study from KPMG determined that using Travel Nurses can be a cost-effective strategy for hospitals nationwide. According to the KPMG’s 2017 U.S. Hospital Nursing Labor Costs Study, “when all costs are considered, traveling nurses appear to cost less than permanent nurses.” The survey found that the cost for a permanent nurse is roughly $10/hour more expensive when compared to the cost for a Travel Nurse. KPMG’s findings took into account the hidden costs associated with hiring full-time, perm nurses, such as overtime pay, paid time off, insurance, retirement, and recruiting costs. Additional costs included in the study were non-productive labor hours, orientation hours, as well as attrition and … Continued