'Land' celebrates her anniversary with CMS . . .
All of us here at CMS extend a warm congratulations and appreciation to our Finance Specialist, Katelin, for two years of dedicated service. Our payroll accuracy is due to her dedication and diligence, so be extra nice since she is the one who signs your checks! The next time you speak with Katelin, ask her how she got the special nickname of 'Land' AKA 'Lando' – it’s a great story! Kudos, Katelin!
CMS Continues to Diversify!
Physician, CRNA, CRNP, and PA requests are increasing . . .
As we continue to diversify our service offering to our facility partners, we are receiving more and more requests for physicians, physician extender roles, and CRNAs. Additionally, we are looking for strong clinical ambassadors who would partner with us to help launch these new divisions of our organization, both in gaining new clients and also recommending strong clinicians to fill these needs. Please spread the word to your network of colleagues and let us know if anyone would be interested. Current needs for Physicians in particular are posted in our current contracts listing. Thank you!
CMS 7 Springs Ski Trip, March 2015
More than 40 CMS employees, friends and families traveled to Seven Springs Ski Resort in Champion, PA the first weekend in March. Fresh snow created excellent conditions for skiers and snowboarders alike. Everyone enjoyed our ski-in ski-out accommodations right at the base of the mountain. The newly refurbished rooms were great! Both mountain view and cuisine in the slope side restaurant were outstanding. And the snow tubing was a blast!The entire group has already requested to return again next year, so mark your calendars now for March 3-6 2016! Click here to check out a few Kodak moments from the weekend including the skiers and the party people!
Happy Anniversary to Ryan and Kate . . .
Congrats to two very special administrative team members celebrating work anniversaries with CMS. Pictured from left to right are Ryan, Lewis (our team mascot) and Kate. We are so appreciative to have this dynamic duo (trio, including Lew) as part of the team who find opportunities for our clinicians and keep the positive momentum going forward! Special kudos and thanks for 16 sweet years of combined service!
Loyalty Bonus Program Returns!
We thank our stellar clinicians for their loyalty and tenure with CMS
Here at Chesapeake Medical Staffing we value all of the quality care and hard work our Healthcare Professionals deliver every day. With that in mind, CMS is excited to reinstitute and enhance our loyalty bonus program in 2015. We recognize that you have many choices in agency in today's market, and it is because of your loyal contributions that we are the best agency in Baltimore. It is for that reason that we can think of no better way to say thanks to YOU than to rewards those efforts and dedication to CMS. More details to follow. Details...
CMS enhances partnership with GBMC
In an effort to increase services levels and streamline communication, CMS will be working directly with Greater Baltimore Medical Center for the provision of temporary nursing staff. We are also offering increased pay rates for all placements at GBMC to increase our ability to meet their staffing needs. We are very excited to continue and build upon this historically strong working relationship - please inquire within if you are interested in the currently available staffing opportunities that GBMC has to offer. Thank you!
CMS Recognizes Clinical Excellence in 2014
the only way we know how - with a ragin' fiesta!!!
The entire CMS Administrative Team hosted a warm reception for a group of special individuals and their guests on a very chilly evening January 29, 2015. We had a blast eatin', drankin', and all around livin' it up at our favorite spot, Hightopps! Clinical Excellence Awards were presented to the following CMS clinicians Details...
W-2's Now Available Online
Haven't filed your taxes yet for 2013? No worries. You can now access your CMS W-2 form online. Just click on the details link at the end of this blurb for specific instructions on how to access your 2012 tax information anytime, anywhere! PS - a hard copy should be coming to you in the mail sometime soon! Details...
Are you working with the right agency?
Convert to CMS and get a $500 sign on bonus!
Travel and local contract healthcare clinicians are empowered to take any assignment that is offered to them though the agency of their choice. Many agencies will present candidates to positions without first conferring with the candidate, and then suggest that since they presented you, your only option is to accept the assignment through them. They may even suggest that you would not be eligible to work for their agency if you don't accept the offer, and/or imply that other health systems they work with may not consider you for assignment based on your status with them as an agency. These tactics may sometimes be effective, but they are often inaccurate and in the agency's best interest, not the healthcare worker. As an agency clinician, you should know that it is your choice. Choice is often the deciding factor which leads many clinicians to leave a staff job and pursue agency employment in the first place! Click here for reasons to choose CMS and convert your current assignment for a $500 sign on bonus.
2014: What a Year . . . What a Team
A year in review, and a milestone service target for CMS!
Despite the challenges & adversity that the changing healthcare scene has presented the industry, as well as losing a phenomenal coordinator mid-way through the year who we still miss and could never replace, our team rose to the challenge in 2014: working longer hours, typing more emails, and making more phone calls. We have expanded our service lines into new placement types like administrative, social worker, and pharmacy. Formal permanent and temporary-to-permanent placement options are now available. Our Home Care division continues to grow, and we have seen a resurgence in imaging and, to an extent, respiratory placements. The end result? Our year ended with a record week, in which more services were provided to the families, hospitals, and facilities in our community than ever before in company history. And so we say THANK YOU. Thank you to our incredible staff working in the office to coordinate so many placements and ensuring quality, every step of the way. Thank you to our equally incredible field staff, working long hours, extra shifts, through winter storms and more winter storms, whatever it took to make sure no patient was ever without the care he or she needed. And thank you to our families, hospitals, and facilities that choose CMS when there are so many alternatives available. To reach this landmark right at the end of the year sends us into 2015 with great momentum. We look forward to the year ahead, working alongside all of you to continue to deliver quality service whenever we are needed. Thank you, again, to everyone. Very happy holidays to all, from CMS.