In the Going Places series, we profile leaders at CHG and discover what they've learned throughout their time at the company.
Name: Chuck Fehr
Position: Manager, psychiatry team, Weatherby Healthcare
Years at CHG: Seven months
What is your most memorable experience at CHG? United Way Week was a very memorable week. The events that were planned, the participation, and most importantly, the money raised for United Way, was truly awesome. The Red Ribbon Rally, which is a huge celebration of success, and the Road Show, when our CEO updates everyone on the status of the company, are other experiences that have blown me away. I'm sure there will be plenty of others in the future.
What CHG core value means the most to you? How have you seen it in action? Putting People First. I see this every day on our team and in the office in many ways ‚Äî from a tenured consultant taking time out of his or her day to help a new consultant to a consultant leaving a birthday dinner early to come into the office and recruit on an open position because a facility desperately needs a provider. This is truly the most unselfish organization I have ever worked for, and I absolutely love it. Everyone here really cares and wants to see everyone else succeed. Many companies say they put their people first, but this is the first place I have seen it on a daily basis.
What is your career background and what brought you to CHG? I have been in various positions in staffing for more than 15 years. A friend of mine who interviewed with CHG suggested I look into working for the company. After interviewing with the leadership team in North Carolina, I went home that evening and told my wife that this is the place I needed to be. The rest, as they say, is history.
What is your favorite part about your job? The people I work with and interact with daily. Even though I have only been here for seven months, I have met some people who have become very close friends, and strong relationships have been formed in a very short time. I could not be happier coming to work every day because of the people I get to interact with day in and day out.
What do you like to do when you aren't at work? I like spending time with my wife, golfing, fishing, barbequing and doing anything outdoors.
What have you learned about yourself working at CHG? I truly love teaching and coaching, and seeing our consultants becoming more and more successful every day.
How have you grown as a leader at CHG? I have become a much more patient leader and coach.
Who has influenced you most in your career at CHG and how? Joe Gaughan, director of the Weatherby psychiatry team. Joe took me under his wing the first day I got here and taught me the ins and outs of the locum tenens world, the psychiatry team, and CHG overall. Between Joe and the psychiatry team, I felt a part of the family from day one and couldn't be happier with my decision to join CHG's Weatherby division.
How do you know that what you do at CHG matters? I know what I do matters because of the feedback we get every week from our providers and clients thanking us for what we do or how they impacted a patient's life that day, and seeing our team becoming more successful, week in and week out. When our team is successful and happy, it tells me what I do here definitely matters. To have an opportunity to impact so many lives each and every day is truly amazing.