Dear Nursing Colleagues,
I trust you are staying well during these unprecedented times. COVID has certainly had an influence on our profession in many ways. This past year has been full of change and uncertainty; however, the constant is the dedication and commitment to caring for our patients and each other.
I would like to thank you for your loyalty to our organization. Twenty years ago, I was one of the original founders of Chesapeake Medical Staffing. I was an agency nurse just like you and I knew then that agency nurses were a critical part of the healthcare delivery system. Knowing that continuous improvement is imperative for the highest quality patient care, we set out to hire only the highest quality clinicians to deliver that caliber of care. Over the years, we have earned a reputation of being a quality organization only hiring the very best talent. We were the first agency in Maryland to earn the Joint Commission’s gold seal of quality as a health staffing firm. Our passion to deliver extraordinary experiences for healthcare professionals and the facilities we serve has been at the heart of our ethos and mission since day one.
In 2018, we became part of the American Medical Staffing network, which remains an industry leader, proactively anticipating change and implementing staffing solutions. And so, it is with great anticipation and excitement that we are announcing a new partnership.
In May 2021, we initiated the merger of FlexRN Nurse Staffing Agency into our staffing network family. FlexRN is a nurse staffing company with incredibly similar origins as it was also established 20 years ago by a nurse. Over the last two decades, FlexRN has grown into a premier provider of healthcare personnel, focused on providing staffing services coast-to-coast in a range of specialties.
“We have known and respected the [Chesapeake Medical Staffing] team for many years,” said Diana Wylie, former President and Chief Nursing Officer for FlexRN. “We share a common passion for taking care of our clients and our nurses and I am enthusiastic about the future of our new entity.”
Our partnership will strengthen our ability to provide a broad range of service models, much expanded geographical access, and increased investment in talent engagement and retention.
“Combining the FlexRN business with our existing [Chesapeake Medical Staffing] business will expand the scope and diversity of our staffing solutions to satisfy the needs of a broader range of clients.” American Medical Staffing President, Missy Blankenship
This decision to partner with another amazing staffing company was done with all our nurses in mind so that we can offer the best-in-class service and enhancements that we feel all of you deserve. In celebration of our award-winning, Joint Commission-certified, staffing companies coming together we will be creating additional articles, content, and opportunities to meet our merged teams.
Throughout this transition, if you have additional questions, we are here to assist you. Don’t hesitate to so please call or email us with your questions.
Change and growth are inevitable. As we continue to face the challenges ahead, I ask each of you to be kind to yourself, and one another. “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” Albert Schweitzer