Committed to Excellence
in Nursing, Allied Health, and Advanced Practice

For nearly 20 years, CMS has excelled at matching exceptional clinicians with healthcare facilities, resulting in positive outcomes for nurses, hospitals and patients. We have continually innovated and evolved how we serve both constituents, ever-striving to ensure exceptional experiences for our nurses and clients.

Our History 

CMS was founded in 2001 by nursing leaders who worked as agency nurses and believed there was a better way. They recognized that agency nurses were a critical part of healthcare and that continuous improvement was imperative for the highest quality patient care. They also experienced poor agency advocacy, inaccurate pay, inadequate assignment preparation, and lack of clinical support. This context ignited their passion to create an organization capable of delivering extraordinary experiences for healthcare professionals and for the facilities they serve.

Today’s healthcare administrators are compelled to consider alternative delivery models, while continuing to demand high standards of clinical and professional excellence. Anticipating this challenge, CMS was acquired by American Surgical Professionals in January, 2018, establishing the American Medical Staffing network. This partnership created a broader range of capabilities & service models, expanded geographic access, and increased investment in the technologies that benefit clients and healthcare professionals.  

 Two decades later, CMS remains an industry leader, proactively anticipating change and implementing staffing solutions.  The constant in this evolution has been its values and quality standards under the continuing leadership of the founding nurse.

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Our Values

Our Vision, Mission, and Future

 

VISION

To be the most trusted healthcare staffing partner, continuously improving our standards of service,
value and innovation.

MISSION

To unite quality talent with opportunity, providing the optimal employment and partnership experience
in healthcare.

FUTURE

CMS will continue to expand and to evolve in alignment with the changing dynamics of the healthcare staffing industry, through service model innovation, expanded talent offerings, and extended geographic coverage. The leadership team remains steadfast in its focus and commitment to recruit, place, and support outstanding healthcare professionals, while providing extraordinary customer services.

Our Leadership Team

Missy Blankenship
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Missy joined Chesapeake Medical Staffing, a division of American Surgical Professionals as Executive Vice President in April 2019. Ms. Blankenship brings more than 25 years of leadership in healthcare staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Blankenship held senior management roles at Elwood Staffing Services, Supplemental Health Care, SOS Staffing, and Sodexho Healthcare. Ms. Blankenship holds a Green Belt Six Sigma certification from Villanova University.

Terri Weller RN, MS
FOUNDER AND CHIEF NURSING OFFICER

Terri co-founded Chesapeake Medical Staffing in 2001 and currently serves on the Leadership Team as the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Clinical Quality. Terri has actively practiced nursing for more than 40 years, a career that includes decades as an ER nurse, baccalaureate educator and nursing leader. Terri is a Member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society of Nursing. She is a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Towson, Maryland and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland.

Brandon Wehner
VICE PRESIDENT OF RECRUITING

Brandon joined Chesapeake Medical Staffing as Vice President of Recruiting in January 2020. Brandon has been a leader in healthcare staffing for the past 17 years, most recently serving as Vice President of Operations at Supplemental Health Care. His passion and expertise is in team development and performance leadership. Brandon holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Holly Abunassar
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Holly joined Chesapeake Medical Staffing, a division of American Surgical Professionals, as Director of Business Development in 2020. Ms. Abunassar brings six years of staffing experience and over 15 years of business development. Prior to joining Chesapeake Medical Staffing, Ms. Abunassar worked in educational staffing. She also has experience in educational consulting, classroom teaching, and staff development. She has a degree in Education and History from UMBC in Catonsville, Maryland.

“I love the company!”

KIM E. RN

“I have been working full time for Chesapeake Medical Staffing since October 2006. I love working for this company. Everyone is treated like family and they are there to give encouragement or to lend a shoulder if needed. When I first started, I only had experience as a telemetry nurse; now I work in all kinds of areas, including ER, private duty, outpatient surgical centers and more. The staff always does their best to find the hours I need, giving me the opportunity to be very involved in my children’s lives. I love this company.”

“Their response time to my needs separates them from other staffing services. I am always able to reach someone when I need them.”

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