Why Choose Kirby Bates Associates

30 years of Proven Leadership Solutions

Industry Focus.
As successful CEOs, COOs and CNOs, we know firsthand the challenges facing healthcare and nurse leaders today, so we take a personal interest in solving our clients’ challenges. We are specialists: Healthcare is our exclusive focus. We share your commitment to improve the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone we touch.

High Success Rate.
Ninety-three percent of our Executive Search placements and 92% of coaching clients stay in their positions for 3+ years or are promoted to higher-level positions.

Deep, Long-Standing Relationships.
We build long term relationships with clients and candidates to understand their unique culture and goals. These insights guide us to present effective solutions and achieve sustainable outcomes for our clients’ executive, operational and clinical leadership teams. We develop new relationships through thought leadership and word-of-mouth referrals.

Value-Added Services.
We offer a comprehensive platform of proven services, including Executive Search, Interim Leadership, and Executive Advisory Services. And, by getting to know our clients well, we can provide novel alternatives that may not otherwise be considered.

Commitment to Containing Costs.
We know having positions vacant can be costly and that internal personnel have little time for recruitment. Therefore, we do everything possible to complete projects quickly and operate cost-consciously.

Diversity.
We strive to bring diverse candidates to our clients to reflect their multicultural communities and enrich their healthcare delivery teams. Our inclusive search methodology is designed to keep a level playing field and keep implicit bias in check so that the most qualified candidates are chosen.

Communication.
We keep our clients fully informed throughout the search process, while respecting the value of their time. We respond to questions within 24 hours.

National Network.
We draw on a strong professional network, which allows us to quickly access candidates and assure in-depth referencing — one of the most important elements of the search process.

Extensive Database.
We have access to hundreds of potential candidates through a database specifically designed for executive search.

National Stature & Broad Client Base.
We have experience serving clients that span the full spectrum of healthcare settings across the country.

Professional Operating Standards.
We employ the highest level of confidentiality and client and candidate respect on all engagements.

Flexibility.
We are committed to tailoring each engagement to the individual needs of our clients.