Flu Season Is Here!
Make sure to get your flu shot ASAP to keep working
In 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!
Best CPR Instructor in Town!
CMS Thanks our CPR instructor - Scott Parrott
A big shout out to our fantastic CPR instructor Scott Parrott for always running such a great CPR course, in addition to his PALS and ACLS courses. One nurse who attended his most recent class sings his praises:
I just attended a CPR re-certification class with Scott Parrott, last Thursday, July 10th. Call me crazy, but I feel compelled to share my experience and commend Scott for doing such an outstanding job.
For starters, I had an extremely stressful week last week. By Thursday, I was done. As nurses do, I just took a deep breath, put a smile on my face, and rolled with the punches. I have to tell you, it was the best 2 hours of the whole week. There is nothing that I can tell you about Scott that you don’t already know. He is so knowledgeable in emergency medicine, and nursing, alike. He is interactive and engaging and an all around GREAT instructor. However, he is very gifted in his ability to make people laugh which is why I am emailing you. I wanted you to know two things:
First, CMS is extremely fortunate to have and provide an instructor who is endlessly intriguing!
Second, I appreciate his medicinal gift of humor. I don’t know if I learned more, or laughed more. All I do know is that I felt decompressed and really good when I left.I feel very fortunate to work for such phenomenal people like those at CMS.
Thank you again, Scott, from all of us at CMS and your students alike, you are appreciated!
More, More, More Contracts Available
CMS has the HIGHEST contract compensation in town!
Contract 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 until the end of June!)
Welcome, Morgan Tome!
Our Contract Team Welcomes its Newest Member
Please join us in welcoming Morgan Tome to our team. Morgan was a Towson Student who worked with CMS as an intern during this year's Spring semester. She graduated in May and joined our team in a full time capacity as a contract and travel specialist. She will be working with Ryan and Dave on communicating the abundant contract opportunities that we have to our interested clinicians and staff. She will be working hard to push CMS into new markets and specialties within the healthcare staffing community. Welcome, Morgan!
Nurses Leading the Way
Happy National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2014
Every day, nurses step forward embracing new technologies, resolving emerging issues, and accepting ever-changing roles in their profession. They lead the way for their patients, colleagues, organizations, and the health care industry as a whole. Join CMS and the ANA in celebrating nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2014. Read after the jump to see some testimonials from our staff and to check out our photo gallery! Details...
Rock On, Ladies
Happy Anniversary Lauren, Laurie, and Katelin!
Congrats to three spectacular administrative team members celebrating anniversaries. Pictured from left to right are Laurie, Lauren, and Katelin aka “Land”. Kudos to Laurie on 3 years and Lauren and Katelin, both celebrating their FIRST YEAR with Chesapeake! Woo Hoo! Thank you for all of your hard work and commitment to CMS - you ladies ROCK!
Earning Your Stripes
Happy Anniversary Kate and Ryan!
Happy 6th and 8th Anniversary respectively to Kate and Ryan! Congrats to this dynamic duo and thanks for your service to Chesapeake Medical Staffing. We appreciate your wit and humor - these two know how to keep things light and cheerful around the office. For that, we thank you, and hope for many more years to come!
Want to get away?
Join CMS on our annual warm weather trip to COSTA RICA!
You are warmly invited to join us for a tropical CMS trip in November 2014. Our accommodations will be at the newly opened Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica (All Inclusive) located beach front in Playa Matapalo, in the Northern province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Call now or e-mail us to save your spot. Details after the jump! Details...
Chesapeake Home Care Recognized!
A note below from one of our recent patients . . .
We just wanted to share with all of you a note we received from one of our recent patients:
Just a note to say 'thank you' from the depths of my heart. My experience with Chesapeake was more than I could have asked for. Bernadette [CHC home health aide] went above and beyond her duties and I was never in need. She anticipated what was needed, and, thus, enabled me to just simply recover. She was even strong enough to deny my 'please' to ‘put me out of my misery!’(smile). It was at those times that she simply reassured me that I would make it through the discomfort and kept reassuring me that the first day is always the most uncomfortable.Thank goodness she was right. Always. Her knowledge level and skill is up there with the most notable of professionals.
I also thank you, Lauren [home care scheduler], for your immovable professionalism - even when my nerves caused me to be a little 'anxious' with you over the phone. And for THAT, I am greatly apologetic. I was simply terrified of what was to be. However, you never wavered in your handling of me, and that showed me your dedication to the company, and your ability to handle 'trying' situations. You are exemplary under pressure, and resolved my stressful issue with finesse. You are the best.
Please also let Robin know that all went well and that I am impressed with her following up with me on the telephone. Her team, and she, are leaders in the industry. I can only imagine that Chesapeake will retain its rightful leading standing in the healthcare industry for many years to come.
I will most assuredly call Chesapeake again in the future to assist me with my care.
Many blessings to you, all!
What wonderful feedback to receive and great job to everyone who was involved! Please share with anyone who may be looking for private care for their loved ones.
Congratulations to the New Parents
and welcome Fiona Leigh Myers!
All of us at CMS are so happy to welcome Miss Fiona Leigh Myers to the world. Fiona arrived on February 3, 2014 in the afternoon, weighing 7.5 pounds, and measuring 19.9 inches of sugar & spice & every thing nice. Warmest congratulations to the proud parents, David & Sarah. Fiona made her first visit to the CMS office just over 2 weeks after her arrival and she was happy to report she had already gained over a pound! We anticipate Fiona will allow her Daddy to return to work soon. Congratulations to the entire family!