Hope Amid COVID-19

  Guest Post By Tim Fischer, President, Jackson & Coker Tenens Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Tim Fischer, President, Jackson & Coker, a sister company of Kirby Bates and a member of the Jackson Healthcare family. There’s a lot on my mind right now. I’m thinking of how I can help keep  [continue reading…]

Kirby Bates Associates Year in Review

  Kirby Bates Associates is very proud of what we have accomplished this past year and how we are poised for the future. Please take a look at some of our statistics and highlights from this past year. If we can assist you or your organization, please don’t hesitate to reach out. [Download Graphic]  

Reflections on Results: Interim PeriOperative Operations Advisor

[DOWNLOAD AS PDF]   Leading hospitals turn to Kirby Bates for high-performing interim nurse leaders. Learn more about our interim services or contact us to learn how we can provide low-cost access to a national pool of the best healthcare leaders. 

Growth, Strength, and Leadership: Reflecting On 2019

  As 2019 has come to a close, we are recalling highlights of KBA’s most successful year to date. Our team continues to grow and evolve. We are proud of our tradition as a progressive nurse-led organization and feel fortunate to collaborate with nurse leaders throughout the year. We thank you for the role you  [continue reading…]

What Our Clients Say: KBA Executive Search

  Finding top leadership talent in all areas of healthcare is increasingly difficult – and nursing is certainly no exception. Upfront evaluation of organizational needs and stakeholder consensus can save time and money and builds team engagement. For more than 30 years, Kirby Bates Associates has provided cost-effective solutions for healthcare clients seeking exceptional leaders and  [continue reading…]

2019 ASHHRA Survey: The Evolving Landscape of Healthcare Hiring

  Everyone knows that healthcare is changing but what about hiring? Is technology the answer? At this year’s American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administrators Annual Conference (ASHHRA 2019) in Chicago, we surveyed our colleagues about search strategies. Here’s what we uncovered. Understanding Passive Candidates First, we asked about passive candidates – those who are  [continue reading…]

Reflections on Results: An Interim CNO’s Farewell

  Demonstrating an outstanding track record, Kirby Bates Associates’ healthcare executive placements have proven to be most successful in achieving organizational needs. You can read more about our Interim Leadership services here.

Diversity in Healthcare Leadership: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

  Despite decades of attention, there has been very little progress toward increasing diversity in healthcare leadership. Data published by the American College of Healthcare Executives confirms that minorities are underrepresented in executive leadership, and are paid less when compared to their white counterparts. According to the American Hospital Association, 31% of patients nationally are  [continue reading…]

Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN, Executive Vice President, Executive Search Services of Kirby Bates Associates to Present at ASHHRA 2019

  Are you attending ASHHRA 2019 in Chicago? Don’t miss the opportunity to hear KBA’s Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN, Executive Vice President, Executive Search Services deliver her presentation on the complex topic of diversity entitled, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Diverse Candidates in Your Health Care Organization” on Monday, September 23 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at ASHHRA 2019. While you  [continue reading…]

How the Retained Search Process Can Add Value for Healthcare Organizations

  Choosing the most effective approach to recruit talented executive healthcare leaders who will redesign care delivery is one of the most critical contributions of the human resource team. Where does the human resource team begin?  With uncertain reimbursement and neverending financial challenges, healthcare professionals must walk a tightrope—balancing the need to cut expenses while  [continue reading…]

Gerry Biala, The Healthcare Executive’s Guide to Navigating the Surgical Suite: A Roadmap to the OR and Perioperative Services

  Chapter 1:  “Unique Challenges from Surgical Services” Part III by Gerald E. Biala, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, Senior VP of Sullivan Healthcare Consulting  and Therese A. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN Published by Sigma  Did you miss the previous installments? Read Part I here and Part II here.   This book provides experienced and novice  [continue reading…]

Happy 4th of July From KBA: Honoring Linda Richards

In honor of the holiday, we wanted to share a brief history of a pioneer of the modern nursing profession:   Linda Richards   After both of Linda Richards’ parents died of tuberculosis and her fiance’s death from Civil War wounds, she was driven to learn more about nursing and enrolled in the inaugural class  [continue reading…]

Overcoming Leadership Challenges in Healthcare

Today’s healthcare executives face unique leadership challenges driven by unprecedented advances in medicine, technology, and reimbursement. Hospital and healthcare leaders are committed to optimal quality patient outcomes encompassing patient experience, staff engagement, cost effective high quality care. While every industry has their fair share of leadership challenges, the healthcare industry is at a critical intersection  [continue reading…]

5 Self Care Tips to Promote Work Life Balance

  Practicing self care isn’t something taught early on, but rather, a skill acquired later in life. Learning to be kind to yourself is critical, especially for those with demanding occupations. It can be hard to know where to start but finding and maintaining success begins with taking care of yourself. Below are 5 recommended self care  [continue reading…]

Gerry Biala, The Healthcare Executive’s Guide to Navigating the Surgical Suite: A Roadmap to the OR and Perioperative Services

Chapter 1:  “Unique Challenges from Surgical Services” Part II by Gerald E. Biala, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, Senior VP of Sullivan Healthcare Consulting and Therese A. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN Published by Sigma Missed Part I? Read the first installment here. This book provides experienced and novice healthcare leaders with the information, leadership structures, and  [continue reading…]

It’s here: ACNL Survey Summary

  [Download the ACNL Survey Summary here]   As promised, we are sharing a summary of the survey results from the Leadership & Staffing Survey that was completed by a convenience sample of ACNL attendees. We thank all who participated and hope you find this survey insightful as you plan for the rest of 2019  [continue reading…]

Happy #NursesWeek 2019!

  As experienced nurse leaders, the Kirby Bates team is happy to honor all nurses this week. We’ve asked our leaders to reflect on why they became a nurse, their favorite things about being a nurse, and why they are excited about the future of nursing. Read their answers below and then visit our LinkedIn  [continue reading…]

The Healthcare Executive’s Guide to Navigating the Surgical Suite: A Roadmap to the OR and Perioperative Services

  Chapter 1:   “Unique Challenges from Surgical Services” Part I   by Gerald E. Biala, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, Senior VP of Sullivan Healthcare Consulting and Therese A. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN Published by Sigma  This book provides experienced and novice healthcare leaders with the information, leadership structures, and practical strategies needed to successfully  [continue reading…]

In Case You Missed It

  Read the Nurse Leader Interview with Karen K. Kirby, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN   Did you see the recent issue of Nurse Leader? Roxane Spitzer, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN sits down with our CEO, Karen K. Kirby, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN to discuss what motivated her to run her own business, how she  [continue reading…]