Fast Track Executive Success: KBA Leadership Coaching

The success of nursing leaders, particularly the Nurse Executive, is crucial to the overall performance of healthcare organizations and requires advanced management and leadership skills.   Executive coaches can be very helpful in developing and guiding effective, strong and engaged nurse leaders. But don’t just take our word for it. Here is a recent example  [continue reading…]

The Consultative Search Model

As System Chief Nursing Officer for the Trinity Mother Frances Hospital & Clinics in Tyler, TX, Rob Rose has hands-on experience in managing the complexity of an integrated healthcare delivery system. During his six years at TMFH&C and in prior roles, Rob has reached out to KBA multiple times because of their knowledge, expertise and  [continue reading…]

Looking to Improve Your Nursing ROI?

For more than 25 years, the Consulting Practice at Kirby Bates Associates has helped patient care executives improve the operations and financial performance of their departments, enhance the credibility and effectiveness of leadership teams and strengthen nursing operations and patient care. One of our most frequently requested services is the evaluation of nursing productivity and  [continue reading…]

Mind the Gap

When you enter the London subway (The Tube), the announcement is always to “mind the gap” between the train and the platform.   You must intentionally step over the gap to get to where you want to go. As organizations observe gaps in leadership performance, are they directing resources to bridge that gap? The success of  [continue reading…]

Finding the Right Fit: A Consultative Approach to Search

Executive search for a new healthcare leader is an opportunity to advance an organization's mission and strategy. The right fit means the new executive's contribution will further the organization's strategic position. The Perfect Fit There's more to finding the ideal candidate than simply finding the right skill set. Your organization needs help finding the individual  [continue reading…]

A Legacy of Leadership

  As I look back over my 12 years as CEO of Kirby Bates Associates (KBA) I am honored to carry on an exciting nursing leadership legacy. The creativity, talent and determination of Nursing Leaders and the vision of the important role a Nursing led consulting firm can bring to healthcare have made KBA a  [continue reading…]

Expanding and Growing Retained Search Services

Due to continued support from our longstanding clients and the addition of new clients in 2014, Kirby Bates Associates has expanded our scope of retained searches and our search team.   Changes within our client's organizations have resulted in some shifts in the type of searches we are requested to conduct. CNO, ACNO, and Administrative/Service  [continue reading…]