KBA Welcomes Former CNO as VP

Kirby Bates Associates, LLC, is proud to welcome and announce the appointment of Judy Hayes, MSN, RN, NEA-BC as Vice President of Executive Search and Interim Leadership.

Doris Sinkevich, MS, RN, CENP, Executive Vice President of Interim Leadership and Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN, Executive Vice President for Executive Search are both thrilled to have Judy on our team. They commented, “Judy brings a broad network, keen insights and problem-solving skills to the Executive Search and Interim Leadership teams at Kirby Bates. As a former CNO, Judy has walked in our clients’ shoes and she has firsthand success in building strong leadership teams.”

With 35 years of nursing leadership experience, Judy Hayes matches KBA clients with culturally complementary candidates.
Prior to joining Kirby Bates, Judy served as Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, a Partners Healthcare member.

Before that, she was Director of Professional Practice Quality and Staff Development; Director of Utilization and Care Management; and held other leadership roles at hospitals throughout the region.

During her tenure, Judy developed special expertise in creating new systems and roles for facilitating the nursing department’s adoption of new technology as well as new clinical roles.  She also earned national recognition for patient satisfaction and quality results.

Judy shared, “My experience as a nurse leader has been the perfect preparation for my new role with Kirby Bates.  Matching culturally complementary candidates to our client organizations is a natural extension of my passion for excellent patient experiences and high-quality care.”

“Like each of her Kirby Bates colleagues, Judy’s educational, clinical, leadership and philanthropic background is rooted in healthcare leadership,” explains Karen K. Kirby, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FACHE, President and CEO of Kirby Bates. “Judy’s experience, skills and network are a great fit as we continue our work to support healthcare organizations in achieving high quality, cost-effective patient care by providing exceptional healthcare leaders and a continuum of proven solutions.”

Judy earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Saint Anselm College and was awarded a Master of Science in Nursing from Salem State University.  She is board certified in Nursing Executive Administration by the ANCC and is a member of ONL for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire and Vermont, and AONE. She also serves as a member of the editorial board for Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.

Judy can be reached at jhayes@kirbybates.com, telephone 508-202-1723.
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Join us in welcoming Judy Hayes.