5 Essential Skills for Compassionate Care in Nursing

What is Compassionate Care? According to a systematic literature review in 2016 published by the National Center for Biotechnology, “Compassion originates as an empathic response to suffering, as a rational process which pursues patients’ wellbeing, through specific, ethical actions directed at finding a solution to their suffering. We therefore define the term compassion to mean  [continue reading…]

Happy Labor Day!

  “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” —Martin Luther King On Labor Day we celebrate the contributions workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our country. Nurses perform myriad tasks while providing compassionate care.  Nurse Leaders facilitate excellence in care giving while juggling the needs of many. This weekend we celebrate you, your dedication, and your hard work. Thank you, From  [continue reading…]

What are the Benefits of Interim Leadership in Healthcare?

Imagine being able to experience variety in geography, living arrangements, work settings and colleagues several times a year – welcoming a new set of challenges in each assignment. Often, nursing leaders share that the most energizing and fulfilling experiences they have had during their careers involved situations when they have truly transformed practice environments. Interim  [continue reading…]

How to Build a Professional Network in Healthcare

Building and maintaining a professional network is an essential skill and activity for all professionals, especially those in healthcare. With complex environments changing so rapidly, however, it is often all too easy to neglect. The turbulent nature of healthcare today, makes the commitment to being professionally connected vital. The need to understand external trends and  [continue reading…]

69% of Global Firms Plan for Leadership Coaching in 2018 – Should You?

  Developing internal talent is one of the most cost-effective approaches to developing high performing leaders at all levels within healthcare organizations. While classes or seminars provide generalized guidance for some employees, they may not be the most effective approach for leadership development. One-on-one leadership coaching is tailored to the needs of the individual and the opportunities within the  [continue reading…]

Inspiring Compassionate Care

How Nurse Leaders Inspire Compassionate Care In the constantly evolving world of healthcare delivery, what never changes is the central importance of skillful and compassionate care giving at the patient’s bedside. As leaders we want to facilitate that excellence in care giving, but it’s not always clear how. We asked Nurse Leaders from all across  [continue reading…]

Why You Should Consider Using a Professional Coach

Using a Professional Coach What would you think if during a review a supervisor said, “You could benefit from having a professional coach”? In days past, this statement would bring heart palpitations to emerging leaders and seasoned executives alike, whose first thoughts might be that they were failing, performing poorly, or heading down the road of being  [continue reading…]

Top 5 Trends for Healthcare

Top 5 Trends for Healthcare As the initial two months of the new year are already in the rearview mirror, five trends are emerging from the headlines to form the 2018 healthcare agenda: The opioid crisis Social determinants of health Healthcare reform Patient experience Leadership alignment Top Healthcare Trends: 1. Tackling the opioid crisis –  [continue reading…]

New Year- New Aspirations

New Year Aspirations The new year brings a time for contemplation and reflection.   For many, these reflections are met with resolutions and plans to achieve success in the future.   What Inhibits Success? It is good to be able to recognize, articulate and utilize your strengths. However, it is also important to understand where  [continue reading…]

Exceptional Leadership Opportunity

Leadership Opportunity for AONE & AHA Kirby Bates Associates is honored to conduct the search to recruit the CNO/CEO for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Hospital Association (AHA). As reflected in the title, the role has dual responsibility as the CEO for AONE and as the CNO for AHA. The  [continue reading…]

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  [continue reading…]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kirby Bates Associates has many things to be thankful for, but at the top of our list is our cherished clients, candidates, and colleagues. Thank you for your support and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! 

Tailored Coaching to Meet Every Leaders Needs

Tailored Executive Coaching Services No two members of your team are the same.  What motivates one could cause another to falter.  If your goal is to develop a dynamic leadership team, then forgo the cookie-cutter coaching approach and engage experts who provide tailor-made coaching programs focused on individualized learning and mentoring needs. Kirby Bates’ expert panel of coaches  [continue reading…]

The Next Generation in Workforce Solutions is Here

Next Generation in Workforce Solutions. Is your organization ready to get disruptive? As nursing executives working with organizations across the country, we know first-hand the challenges many organizations are facing in getting a sufficient supply of high-quality contingent staff (i.e. travel nurses) when they need them. That is why we are so pleased to share  [continue reading…]

What’s Your Story?

Kirby Bates helps to make success stories happen.  Every healthcare organization has its own unique story.  As they work diligently to serve the needs of their communities, each day turns a new page filled with challenges and successes.  Intertwined within many organizations’ narrative lies a common key element, Kirby Bates Associates (KBA) Executive Search.  KBA is  [continue reading…]

Choices for Expert Interim Leaders from KBA

Interim Nurse Leaders Have Flexible Options Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to offer flexible options as you choose your preferred method of securing outstanding KBA interim nursing leaders. What is best for you? We are all about client choice when it comes to needs and selection for seasoned interim nursing leaders. Kirby Bates is pleased  [continue reading…]

Happy Labor Day

To our clients, friends, and colleagues:   We wish you a safe and wonderful holiday!   

Keep Your Horizon Bright

Expansion of Coaching Services Adroit leaders frequently seek professional expansion opportunities that not only support development and growth but also networking prospects.  Every leader understands that not all career journeys are predictable and some include course correction along the way further expanding learning, resilience, and adaptation. Exploring options and discovering new professional possibilities can be  [continue reading…]