America’s Nursing Shortage: It’s Real and It’s Back!

America’s Nursing Shortage A nursing shortage is looming and rapidly approaching, the likes of which would be twice as large as any nursing shortage experienced in this country since the mid-1960s. The Vital Signs are Dropping: The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012-2022 projections state there will be 1.05 million RN job openings in 2022,  [continue reading…]

Have a Cup of Cheer this Holiday Season!

Kirby Bates Associates wishes you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year! Karen, Pam, Jane, Doris, Peggy, Kathy, Desiree, Jennifer, Betsy, Erinn, Livonne, Jacquie & Katherine  

Give Thanks

Kirby Bates Associates has many things to be thankful for, but at the top of our list is our cherished clients, candidates, and colleagues.   We wish each of you a Blessed and Bountiful Thanksgiving! 

Is your Organization a Launchpad for Excellence?

KBA is a vital resource in recruiting top talent for these organizations. Some of the best healthcare organizations serve as a launchpad for excellence. Their culture fosters strong leadership and creates executives who leave for bigger opportunities.  In his research across 18 industries, Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D. of the Tuck Center for Leadership at Dartmouth College, identified  [continue reading…]

Breast Cancer Awareness

Are you or a member of your family among the 1 in 8 women in the United States who will get breast cancer? – I AM. Kirby Bates Associates is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8  [continue reading…]

KBA Solutions to Over-Stretched Leadership

Departures of Key Nursing Leaders In the current fast-paced health care environment, the departure of a key nursing leader, particularly an unplanned one, leaves an organization with a major void. With the average time that it takes to fill a key leadership role ranging anywhere from 6 to 12 months, it is essential that the  [continue reading…]

Healthcare is Growing And So is Kirby Bates

New models of ambulatory care are evolving requiring unique and customized leadership experience. KBA is pleased to be expanding resources to help clients advance into innovative population health care delivery models driving patient safety, quality, and clinical outcomes in the ambulatory setting. In response to this expansion, Kirby Bates is pleased to introduce strategic partner, Linda  [continue reading…]

Home Grown Leadership

Growing Executive Nurse Leaders from Within If you have ever shopped at a farmer’s market, you’ll understand that the best produce is home grown. These experienced gardeners will tell you what makes their crops flourish; it all comes down to preparing the ground last autumn.  The hard work that was done “out of season” pays  [continue reading…]

One Size… Does Not Fit All

  New ambulatory models of care require new leadership talents. As healthcare changes, the diversity of talent needed to meet the challenges has also changed. New models of ambulatory care are evolving requiring unique and customized leadership talent. KBA has remained on the leading edge to partner with clients to respond to their diversified talent needs.  [continue reading…]

Learn to Soar With KBA Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching for Nurse Leaders To significantly and sustainably transform an organization into a thriving culture of caring, or to catapult one that attracts top talent with little turnover is not a simple task and requires a multi-pronged approach. It starts with leadership that understands the value of partnering with experts while investing in its greatest  [continue reading…]

Fill A Leadership Void With KBA Interim Professionals

Fill a Leadership Void with an Interim Leader The daily life of a CEO or other C-suite leader is one with frequent unanticipated challenge. The departure of a key nursing leader, particularly an unplanned one, can leave an organization with a major void.  Organizations are hard pressed to go without competent nursing leadership, especially in  [continue reading…]

Active Impressions Gage Future Success

5 Tips for Maintaining a Good Impression Well After the Initial Interview Most everyone knows that first impressions are lasting impressions.  The initial first seven seconds of any new encounter make a mark on how you are perceived by those with whom you are interacting.  You consider dress, grooming, posture and non-verbal indicators in preparing  [continue reading…]

Executive Coaching Tips: Successful First Impressions

Executive Coaching Tips for Nurse Leaders First impressions are lasting impressions.  The initial first seven seconds of any new encounter make a mark on how you are perceived by those with whom you are interacting.  You consider dress, grooming, posture and non-verbal indicators in preparing for that first encounter. But did you ever stop to  [continue reading…]

KBA Interim Leadership Heroic Executive Solutions

Interim Leadership for Healthcare Organizations When the planned or unplanned departure of a vital leader occurs, partnering with Kirby Bates Associates for Interim Leadership is always a great solution. Interim leaders provide outstanding value and often come to the rescue for organizations at critical times. A key question that is often raised by an organization  [continue reading…]

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 of  [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…]