Kirby Bates Associates Introduces President and President Emeritus Leadership

Healthcare and Nurse Executive Melissa Fitzpatrick Becomes New President, Continuing Tradition of Excellence  Industry Veteran Karen Kirby Assumes President Emeritus Role in Business That Bears Her Name ORLANDO, Fla., January 22, 2020 — Kirby Bates Associates, a nurse executive-led and operated national leader in healthcare executive search, interim leadership, leadership coaching and consulting services, today announced that Karen  [continue reading…]

Expanding in 2019 with New Innovative Leaders

We are delighted to announce Tamara Miller, BSN, RN as Director of Sales at Kirby Bates Associates   Tamara’s focus is on client engagement, including establishing and expanding client relationships, and strengthening Kirby Bates’ contributions to client organizations. Tamara’s strong communication skills and consultative approach, both listening to client challenges and sharing solutions, will be the hallmarks of her  [continue reading…]

Expanding to Meet Your Needs: Interim Leadership

Tracy Weintraub, MSN, RN is the new Vice President, Leadership Liaison, Interim Leadership Services for KBA.   Tracy is a successful nurse executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in a variety of roles. Throughout her career, she has worked in Northern California, Southern California, and the Central Valley of California. Tracy has held executive leadership positions  [continue reading…]

Exciting Update: Our Interim Leadership Team

Dear Friends and Colleagues: Please join me in extending best wishes to Doris Sinkevich, MS, BSN, RN, CENP who retired from Kirby Bates Associates as Executive Vice President of Interim Leadership on May 10, 2019. Doris has been an esteemed member of the nursing leadership community in greater Boston and New England for over 35 years. Having successfully served  [continue reading…]

Kirby Bates Expands in 2019 with New Innovative Leaders

Company Poised for Continued Growth   ORLANDO, Florida – Jan. 31, 2019 – Kirby Bates Associates, LLC (KBA) is pleased to announce two key strategic hires to support increasing client demand and to enhance the organization’s service offerings.  “Today’s healthcare executives face unique leadership challenges and selecting the very best leaders is more critical than  [continue reading…]

A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Today’s healthcare executives face unique leadership challenges and selecting the very best leaders is more critical than ever. As never before, Kirby Bates’ clients depend on our experience as Chief Nursing Officers and our comprehensive platform of services to build strong leadership teams. We are very proud of what we have accomplished this past year  [continue reading…]

Seeking A New Executive Leader: American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Hospital Association

CHICAGO, Illinois – Jan. 29, 2018 – The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) announced their search for a new leader to serve as chief executive officer for AONE and chief nursing officer and senior vice president of AHA. “We’re looking for a strategic and visionary nursing executive to  [continue reading…]

KBA sponsors AzONE Conference August 25, 2017

Come join Arlene Gimbel, Vice President, Kirby Bates Associates, on August 25th at the 6th Annual Adda Alexander Conference on Patient Safety.  When: 8/25/2017 Registration opens at 8:30AM Where: Map this event » Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona  85250 Click here for more details

Jackson Healthcare Acquires Nurse Executive Firm, Kirby Bates Associates

National staffing, search and technology company, Jackson Healthcare, has acquired Kirby Bates Associates, a 29-year-old firm that specializes in nursing executive retained search, interim management, coaching and consulting services. The firm was recently recognized by Hunt Scanlon as a “top 50” healthcare and life sciences search firm. Kirby Bates Associates officially joined Jackson Healthcare on  [continue reading…]

ACNL Conference February 6th – Booth Raffle Winner!

​ Livonne Engebrecht (right), Search Associate, Kirby Bates Associates congratulates the ACNL raffle winner, Jami de Santiago, RN, BSN, PHN, MS, Senior Practice Management Consultant, MedAmerica/CEP America.  KBA thanks her for stopping by booth #614 and hopes she enjoys her new Amazon Echo!    

Opportunity to Participate with The DAISY Foundation Awards

Kirby Bates Associates is a proud industry partner with The DAISY Foundation.  The DAISY Foundation was founded by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at an early age from an autoimmune disease. The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family.  The primary purpose of the Foundation is to assist hospitals  [continue reading…]


September 24th-27th Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Grapevine, Texas Stop by and visit KBA’s Booth #837


January 31 – February 3, 2016 Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa Rancho Mirage, CA Visit our team at Booth #705

Why 2016 Will Be Our Third Year As a Proud DAISY Partner

By Karen Kirby, RN, MSN, NEA‐BC, FACHE, FAAN President & CEO DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The Foundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Shortly after Pat’s death, the amazing family and founders  [continue reading…]