Happy National Nurses Week May 6-13, 2015
Ethical Practice, Quality Care!
National Nurses Week recognizes the millions of nurses who make up the backbone of the American healthcare system. We celebrate the role you play in delivering the highest level of quality care to your patients. The 2015 theme "Ethical Practice. Quality Care." recognizes the importance of ethics in nursing and acknowledges the strong commitment, compassion and care nurses display in their practice and profession. The theme is an important part of ANA’s 2015 Year of Ethics outreach to promote and advocate for the rights, health and safety of nurses and patients. We would like to give a big THANK YOU from the admin team to all of our CMS Nurses out there - keep an eye out for special visitors at your shift this week!
Want to Get Away?
Join the CMS team in sunny Punta Cana!
You are warmly invited to join us for a tropical CMS trip in November 2015. Our annual tropical fall trip destination will be to the jewel of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro - rated the #1 resort in Punta Cana by Trip Advisor. Bathed by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Grand Hotel Bávaro is an elegant hotel complex, designed for a luxury, all-inclusive vacation. The Grand Collection line was created to be a true ‘Hotels’ Hotel,’ where the words splendor, attentiveness, relaxation, spa, suite, gastronomy, sports, and comfort take on a whole new meaning. Details after the jump! Details...
Join CMS At The Yard for a Fundraiser
& help us support NAMI and the Baltimore Orioles!
Come on out on May 16th to help CMS support the National Alliance of Mental Illness and our Orioles! The O's will be playing the Angels at 7:05p and we are getting together a group to enjoy the bleacher section for the game. We will also be participating in a Walk that morning in the Inner Harbor at 11:00 followed by a lunch/happy hour leading up to the game at Mother's. Proceeds from the walk, the lunch/happy hour, and O's ticket sales will be donated to NAMI.
For tickets to the game, to sign up for the walk, to make a donation, and for any other info, please send Dave an EMAIL. We hope you can join us for a beautiful Spring day full of baseball and fun to support a great cause that effects so many people.
'Land' celebrates her 2nd 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!
W-2's Now Available Online
Haven't filed your taxes yet for 2014? 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 2014 tax information anytime, anywhere! PS - a hard copy should be coming to you in the mail sometime soon! Details...
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!