Join me in congratulating Jeanne Wehage for being named Aprils’ clinician of the month – woo hoo! Jeanne has worked with CMS since 2014 in a variety of roles and locations. She started with CMS at St Joe on a pain management unit, and has since worked in the following settings:
Baltimore Washington Medical Center – outpatient infusion setting
Johns Hopkins Hospital – sickle cell infusion center
Greenspring Surgery Center – outpatient surgery setting
National Spine and Pain Center – pain management setting
St Joes – oncology unit
GBMC – emergency room
Jeanne has demonstrated some major flexibility and wide array or skills to be able to adapt to so many different settings so successfully. The feedback from our administrative team is always fantastic – they just love working with Jeanne. And check out some feedback from the clinical supervisors over the years:
Jeanne is AWESOME! We love working with her. – St Joe’s Manager
Jeanne is a very hard worker and delivers compassionate care to all of her patients. Everyone enoys working with her! – GBMC Clinical Partner
She is a hard worker. She is very smart, caring, and compassionate. Jeanne is a great ream member and always puts her patients needs first. – BWMC Charge RN
WOW – amazing job, Jeanne! We asked Jeanne some questions about her career journey and what has made her so successful – see her answers below:
Where did you grow up? I grew up on East Coast.
How did you get into healthcare, specifically ER and infusion / oncology nursing? Nursing is a second career. I did health research beforehand. I went back to school so that I could have a more immediate impact on people’s life.
Where did you work before CMS, and how did you learn about CMS? I worked many different places – Hopkins, St Joes, University of MD, Harford Co Public Schools, and CareFirst. I actually learned about CMS from several co-workers. One being Deb Kennedy 😊 [Editor’s note – thanks, Deb!]
What is your favorite part about your current agency assignment through CMS? I really like that I have many opportunities to learn new skills and meet new people. I always learn something new, and that is important to me
What is your favorite part about working for an agency? The ability to spread my wings far and wide … hoping for a contract in Hawaii this fall!
Would you recommend agency nursing to other clinicians? I always do talk about CMS. For certain nurses, I think it’s a wonderful opportunity. Many options to explore.
What has made you so successful in your career? I think because I truly believe in my ongoing communication and being a team player … I try to always focus on the entire needs of patients their families and my colleagues.
What are your hobbies? I love to be outside … I also love to try new restaurants.
Let us know one random interesting fact about you very few people know: I don’t like bacon [Editor’s note – WHHAAAAT???]
What was your reaction to being named ‘Agency Clinician of the Month’? I am truly honored!
Any other miscellaneous info? Nicknames? Funny RN stories? Most rewarding RN moment? etc. My most rewarding RN moment was when we had a young stroke patient that we gave TPA to and saw the immediate benefits right in front of my eyes. He, his wife as well as me just cried that he made A full recovery. He came back to see me and told me he was so happy to be doing the things he loved… teaching drama to Teens. That always stays with me.
Thank you again for thinking of me. It means a lot!
No, Jeanne, all the thanks go to you! From the team at CMS, your clinical partners in the field, and the many patients you have touched over the years – you are a star and we THANK YOU!