Trading places.

Gaining a New Perspective

There is an old adage that nurses make the worst patients.

I recently had the experience of “trading places” by being a patient at a community hospital just south of Boston. With many decades as a nursing and hospital administrator under my belt, I can tell you that this was both a challenging and enlightening experience.


I received outstanding care from all caregivers, most notably the Nursing Staff. The nurses provided care to me that was responsive, professional, gentle, and competent. However, most impressive to me was that they never seemed rushed and were always looking out for my best interests.

As a former nursing administrator, this outstanding care begged the question for me, “Why is this team of nurses so overwhelmingly positive, supportive, and great at what they do?”

I learned that the nursing leadership team at this hospital is very stable and the staff feels supported in all that they do, even in the challenging current hospital environment.

What would happen?
It’s interesting to ponder what would happen if their nursing leadership team was not intact due to either chronic vacancies or sudden departures of key leaders. The stability they have worked so hard to establish would certainly be adversely impacted. A nursing leadership team with vacancies needs a solution and often cannot just continue to overstretch its existing leaders.

Kirby Bates Interim Services is the solution to nursing leadership teams in times of need.

More hospitals are turning to KBA for their hospital interim nursing leadership needs and it is easy to see why. The highest caliber of interim CNOs, Directors, and Managers come from KBA with added convenience as you can decide how best to suit your needs and budget.

Kirby Bates Associates offers flexible options as hospitals can choose their preferred method of securing outstanding KBA interim nursing leaders.

What is best for you?  
  • Full-Service Model
    • KBA employs the interim leader directly as a KBA employee.
    • Easy all-inclusive one invoice model.
  • Hospital Employment Model
    • The hospital employs the interim leader as a temporary employee.
    • Custom designed, hospital controlled expense model.

Choose KBA interim nursing leadership, you’ll be glad you did!

Doris A. Sinkevich
Executive VP
Interim Services

Doris leads KBA Interim Leadership Services. She is an accomplished healthcare executive, bringing over 30 years of nursing and healthcare leadership experience to her responsibilities at KBA. Her previous roles as a CNO, COO, and regional senior healthcare executive have encompassed acute care, behavioral health, and long-term acute care settings including public and private hospitals, for-profit organizations and private industry.

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