Amy McGinnis, DAISY Award Winner, is a TELE Rockstar!

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Being a nurse is hard work. Working day in and day out as you help save lives is an amazing feat. That is why when one of our nurses receives a national recognition award in clinical excellence, we get pretty excited! We want to extend a big congratulations to our clinician, Amy McGinnis, on her DAISY Award. This award encompasses all the best qualities of the nursing profession, and the compassion they have for their patients, and family members. We are proud to have such an outstanding individual on our team!    “Amy is an amazing care giver. She is very competent and knowledgeable. She has an outgoing personality that … Continued

Joint Commission Re-certified – 100%!

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We are very pleased to announce that we have been re-certified with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Health Care Staffing Services Certification. The certification demonstrates our commitment to providing qualified and competent health care professionals. What did we score – 100%!!! CMS was visited by The Joint Commission on 3/21/2019 and passed our audit with flying colors! A very special thanks to the clients and clinicians that had the chance to speak with our JC auditors. We also thank the entire CMS administrative team who exceed the Quality Assurance Standards set by the Joint Commission in their daily work. Way to go Team!

CMS is Gypsy RN Approved!

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Chesapeake has been officially Gypsy Nurse verified and approved! There are a number of best practices that travelers can look for in their agency of choice, and CMS hit on 100% of those when asked by Gypsy Nurses. The Gypsy Nurse is the largest and most active online community for travel nurses. Check out that list of best practices below to make sure you make the right agency choice for employment! 1. Agency must be in business for at least one (1) year. CHECK – 17+ years strong! 2. Must be Joint Commission Certified (or will be Joint Commission Certified within the next 6 months). CHECK – JCAHO certified since 20016! … Continued

Shout out to Lakea and our Home Care Team!

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We got some great feedback from one of our clients in the Baltimore City Senior Care Program! Check out the details below: Jeannette called us called on New Year’s Day to say that we have been a lifesaver for her and her mom. With our help caring for her mom, Jeannette had been able to work without worries and hasn’t had to cancel any days since we started. They love all of our girls but especially Lakea Burke! Jeannete has peace of mind when she is at work and her mom is doing much better. Thank you, Lakea for all your hard work! 🙌👏

Happy ER Nurses Week!

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Happy ER Nurses Week to all of our ER RNs! Check out some information on common challenges in ER nursing the AMN NurseZone post! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 million emergency room visits occur annually in the United States. Every emergent health issue, from advanced pneumonia to potentially fatal injuries following an accident, makes its way through the open doors of the ER to be treated. Most nurses are called to ER nursing for the fast paced, unique experiences and demanding nature of the job. But what about those times when emergency environments are blurred and ethical dilemmas arise? SEARCH ER NURSING JOBS … Continued

Top 5 Podcasts for Travel Nurses

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Check out some info below from a seasoned travel RN over at Gypsy Nurses on her top 5 Podcasts to listen to: I don’t know if you’ve hopped on the podcast bandwagon yet, but I am definitely a fan. For me, my favorite time to listen to a podcast is when I am in the car for an extended amount of time, and as a travel nurse there may be a few times you find yourself in that situation. Whether you need a quick laugh from someone who understand the in’s and out’s of your profession, or you’re wanting to keep in the know with current technology and advancements in medicine, … Continued

CMS Ranked Best Agency in 2018!

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BluePipes, a leader in professional networking for travel nurses and healthcare professionals, just published their annual study on the top travel agencies of 2018. And guess what – CMS made the cut! The best travel nursing agencies are highly sought after. That’s no surprise given that travel nursing companies provide services that can make or break a travel nurse’s experience. However, a litany of unique circumstances make it really difficult to determine the best travel nursing companies. So, we researched travel nursing company ratings and reviews from across the web. Then, we compiled all the data to bring you this list of the best travel nursing companies of 2018. With … Continued

Tax Reform Updates for Travel Nurses

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Curious how the new tax reforms affect you as a travel RN? Check out some more information below. No need to fear. For most travelers, the news is OK. It doesn’t impact a decision to be a traveler versus staff. Current compensation schemes by CMS (and most likely other agencies) have not changed. So no one’s take-home pay will drop. Single travelers who don’t itemize will see a net gain of $1,650 not subject to federal income tax because of the net changes to the standard deduction and personal exemption total. That is around a $400 annual increase in take-home pay. That might be a bit of shrug for most … 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  

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