Since our founding in 1988, Kirby Bates has been continuously operated by nursing executives. Our clients and candidates are also our colleagues. We are consistent contributors to and professionally active in regional and national leadership organizations. This integrated and complementary work provides our team with firsthand knowledge of contemporary issues and enriches our understanding of the expertise and competencies essential for success in the current healthcare environment. Who better to find the right solutions to your leadership challenges?

As long time Industry Partners of the DAISY Foundation honoring skillful and compassionate patient care, Kirby Bates Associates is committed to strengthening nursing leadership and the nursing healthcare workforce now and into the future. In celebration of Nurses Week 2018 we asked Nurse Leaders from all across the country to share their insights, observations, and pearls of wisdom on the best ways that Nurse Leaders can work toward #InspiringCompassionateCare.

As members of the Jackson Healthcare Family of companies, we are proud of our role in both doing “good business” and caring for the “greater good” through the Love Lifts platform. Our two community impact priorities are access to healthcare and children’s wellbeing.

Compassionate care is critical for success in nursing – compassionate care for both patients and teammates alike. As nursing leaders, the best way to inspire compassionate care is to model and encourage compassionate care. When nurses feel that they are cared for, they in turn take care of their teammates and take care of their patients.


American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)
Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley (HLNDV)
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL)
Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (SEPONL)
Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL MA/RI)
American Academy of Nursing
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
American Hospital Association (AHA)
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)

American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)
Illinois Organization for Nurse Leaders—Inaugural Endorsee
Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL MA/RI/VT/NH/CT)
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Fund for Healthcare Leadership
The DAISY Foundation