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CMS Cookbook

CMS continues to support Healthcare for the Homeless with sales of our cookbook. Details…

Ski Trip at Seven Springs

Shred some fresh pow pow with the CMS crew!

7 Springs!Mark your calendars for the March 6-8th to enjoy some fun on the slopes at 7 Springs Ski Resort! Seven Springs Mountain Resort provides the ultimate ski & snowboard experience with 33 trails & slopes, 7 terrain parks, 11 lifts to get you on the mountain for a fun filled day.This is a trip you don't want to miss - click the details link for for more information. Call the office or e-mail to reserve your spot! Details...

Costa Rica, November 2014

Recap of the CMS staff trip to the rainforest!

Costa Rica!30 CMS Staff & Clinicians, along with family and friends, traveled to Costa Rica in early November. The group stayed at the luxurious, ocean front hotel, the Riu Palace in Guanacaste. Everyone enjoyed the friendly Costa Rican people, the rain forests, the howler monkeys and gourmet food. We enjoyed wonderful days of tropical sun with just an occasional rain shower at night. Group excursions included a thrilling zip-line, volcano watching, ATV tours, horseback riding, snorkeling and sailing on a catamaran. Special thanks to our group members who made generous “wish-list” donations for local school children. We donated a generous amount of school supplies for a nearby elementary school. Stay tuned for information about the next trip in the fall of 2015 – hope you will be able to join us as we plan to travel to St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Click HERE for trip photos!

CHC Implements Leading Software Technology

Enhancing our Home Care service to the next level!

CHC Home Care!Home Care by its very definition helps people to age in place. In addition, home care technology provides essential tools to permit aging in place.  Chesapeake Home Care has integrated a new technology to provide higher accountability and transparency to track all the details of each interaction with your loved one.  This new technology will assure access to compassionate and consistent care across the continuum.

Telephony and GPS Time Cards – these new features allow us to verify our caregivers' locations through GPS or Telephony tracking as they call in/log-in to ensure their timely arrival at our clients home as well as tracking all the days activities electronically.

The Family Portal feature allows our clients to view their upcoming schedule, to see which caregivers are scheduled, view past scheduled shifts, and communicate through the message board. You will also find copies of all paperwork signed during the initial intake under the "Documents" tab. Each family member can register to access the portal! Read on for more details. Details...

Baltimore's 50 Women to Watch

features CMS' very own Toni Torsch!

Toni Baltimore SunThe Baltimore Sun nominated 50 women to watch for 2014 - one of whom is CMS' Toni Torsch! From the editor of the story, Anne Tallent: “These are women who are very invested in Baltimore, and there is a lot of good being done out there,” she said. “Whether in advocacy or the arts or nonprofits or science and technology, they are making Baltimore a better place.” Tony's story is a compelling one. She has turned her grief of losing a young son to an accidental overdose into a commitment of sparing another mothers similar loss. She has created the Daniel Torsch Foundation whose mission is to provide drug overdose prevention and awareness. Toni has earned a reputation for influencing drug policy in Annapolis. She hopes to increase funding for drug treatment. Tickets are available at our office for the fall fundraiser/shrimp & bull roast to be held on November 21st to support the Daniel Torsch Foundation. Please feel free to join us that evening for a great event.  Warmest congratulations, Toni! One of Baltimore's top 50 women by day, and CMS scheduling coordinator by night!

Pick 3 Winning Lotto Numbers: 9 - 9 - 10

What do you win? A special anniversary!

Robin, Cindy, TamAll of us would like to wish a happy anniversary to a very special, dynamic trio. We appreciate all of their hard work and dedication to CMS: Tammy, our HR & home care angel celebrating 9 years of CMS service, Robin, our pavement pounder and business development director, celebrating a decade of service to CMS, and Cindy, our orientation specialist and credentialing analyst! Congratulations to all, and thank you ladies for your combined 28 years of committed service to CMS.

Wikipedia: The Seven-Year Itch

DianeThe seven-year itch is a psychological term that suggests that happiness declines after around year seven of a relationship. Not true in the case of Diane Kowal who is celebrating her 7th year of service to CMS. We appreciate all of her hard work and dedication to CMS. As you walk into our office, Diane will greet you with a smile (and check your file for compliance)! All of us would like to wish Diane a happy work anniversary with CMS and we look forward to many more years to come. Congratulations and thanks!

CMS Welcomes 2 New Team Members

Please send a warm CMS welcome to Ivi and Carrie!

Ivi and CarrieChesapeake Medical Staffing would like to extend a warm welcome to our two newest team members, Ivi Franklin and Carrie Adams! Carrie was hired in July of this year as a part-time scheduling coordinator. Ivi was hired in October of this year as a full-time scheduling coordinator. Both are working towards staffing our ever-growing Home Care division. Check us out at our Home Care Site!

Perfect Certification Review from TJC!

CMS receives another perfect audit score from The Joint Commission

TJCThe Joint Commission recently conducted their unannounced Certification review for Chesapeake Medical Staffing and had great feedback on our Quality Assurance and Operational processes. Per the reviewer, our reference / evaluation process is in the top 10% of agencies she reviews, and our file management system allowed her to complete her audit extremely efficiently (with zero findings). Formal results from TJC were that as a result of the certification activity conducted, there were no Requirements for Improvement identified, as well as no Opportunities for Improvement identified. Kudos to our Credentialing and Operational teams for their continued focus on hiring only the best clinicians for our clients and making sure our files are always thorough and complete!

More, More, More Contracts Available

CMS has the HIGHEST contract compensation in town!

ContractsContract requests in the Greater Baltimore and D.C. area continue to come across en masse for the new year!!!  If you are looking for full time hours for the next 13 weeks and don't like the hassle of being canceled, please read more!

Don't forget to refer your friends to apply now and you can collect a $500 referral bonus when they start working a contract (Contract Referral Bonuses have been increased to $1,000 per 13 week RN assignments - prorated if less than 13 weeks, or $500 for allied health and other contracts - prorated if less than 13 weeks)

Flu Season Is Here!

Make sure to get your flu shot ASAP to keep working

Flu ShotsIn order to stay compliant with the demands of most area hospitals, schools, surgery centers, and other clients, we urge our staff to get your flu shot as soon as possible. The majority of clients are requiring current staff to have their shot no later than October 31st. And new staff must have their shot before they can start their assignment. If you work at a Medstar facility, a flu shot is mandatory. If you do not want a flu shot, please call our office to see if your current employer requires one. Check your local pharmacies and doctors' offices to get your shot - they should be available now!

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