Shout out to September’s Clinician of the Month – Julie Block!

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Please join me in congratulating Julie Block as September’s clinician of the month! Julie had an amazing staff background before joining CMS as an agency nurse. She started at Union Memorial working on the Cardiovascular Step Down / Congestive Heart Failure unit caring for pre and post open heart patients. After a few years she moved into the Cardiovascular ICU where she recovered patients directly after open heart surgery. Since joining CMS she has worked several successful agency assignments at Sinai and Bayview. Our admin team, especially Julie’s recruiter, Kate, just love working with her and were so excited to honor Julie with this award. And the accolades don’t stop … Continued

Big Ups to Katie Smith – August’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please put your hands together right meow for kitty lover and August’s clinician of the month, Katie Smith! As a teenager Katie was inspired by her parents, and after trying her hand as junior fire-woman and taking an EMT course she was hooked on emergency medicine for life! After nursing school Katie worked for multiple years in the ER as staff at Cooper University and Memorial Hospital of Salem before trying her hand at agency nursing. She worked multiple assignments through Supplemental Health care before joining the CMS team. Since coming on board she has crushed it with assignments at University of MD Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. … Continued

Props to June’s Clinician of the Month – William Thatcher!

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Please join me in congratulating our June agency clinician of the month – William Thatcher! Bill got his start in healthcare as an army Medic / EMT and has held a wide variety of nursing positions before joining Chesapeake Medical Staffing. He has been with us for over a year and continues to extend on repeatedly at Lehigh Valley (the Poconos location). He floats to a number of units on his assignment and always receives fantastic feedback. Check out some of the great comments from his previous and current supervisors: He is extremely personable and easy to work with. Williams has great communication skills! – Charge RN Bill is an … Continued

A Big Woo Hoo for Coleen Vecellio – May’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please join me in giving a big woo hoo to Coleen Vecellio who is May’s agency clinician of the month! Coleen has over 15 years experience as an RN and more than 8 as a traveler. She has worked on and off with CMS since 2015 (completing assignments at University of MD St Joseph Medical Center and University of MD Baltimore Washington Medical Center). She was extended several times at both positions, and has worked in a number of other facilities both as a traveler and staff. She has worked in NY, TX, CA, MD, PA, AZ, and DE and has been very successful in all of her positions. The … Continued

Congrats to Cherise Brown – April’s Clinician of the Month!

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Lets make some noise and congratulate our April clinician of the month for CMS – Cherise Brown! Cherise made her way to CMS after staff stints in the IMC, Tele, and MS units at 3 local hospitals – GBMC (student RN), Sinai, and Uiversity of MD Midtown Campus. Born and raised in Baltimore, Cherise knew she wanted to be a nurse in from an early age when she completed an internship while at Western Tech HS – she stayed true to the city life and attended Copping on a full ride before embarking on her career. And we are so very thankful that her career journey has brought her to … Continued

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

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

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

Congrats to Kara Keene-Worobetz – October’s Clinician of the Month!

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Join me in congratulating Kara Keene-Worobetz as October’s clinician of the Month for CMS! Kara joined the team in March of 2016 and has been extended at BWMC for over a year and a half at this point in the ICU. They love her so much at BWMC that she is even going to be joining them as a full time staff member after her next contract – congrats, Kara! In August of this year, Kara was even recognized by the hospital as their Daisy Award winner. This is a nationwide honor for outstanding nurses, and while it may not be typical for an agency nurse to win this award, they … Continued

Shout out to Amanda Kelso – September’s Clinician of the Month!

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Please join me in congratulating Amanda Kelso for being named September’s clinician of the month! Amanda is a top-notch healthcare clinician and a favorite of the administrative team for her flexibility and hard work. She has completed several ICU contract assignments at both Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) and University of MD Harford Memorial Hospital. She has also helped out the PRN team by picking up time at the following locations: Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Greenspring Surgery Center, and Sports and Spine Pain Management. Amanda receives amazing feedback everywhere she goes – just check out some of this evaluations: Amanda is both compassionate and skilled as a critical care RN. … Continued