Happy July 4th from KBA

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

Kirby Bates Announces New Affiliation

Kirby Bates Associates Announces New Affiliation We at Kirby Bates Associates are singing because we are now part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies.  Founded by healthcare innovator, Richard L. Jackson, Jackson Healthcare is built on a simple idea — that talented professionals with a shared purpose can improve the lives of patients, families,  [continue reading…]

Happy Memorial Day!

KBA Remembers the selfless, brave and compassionate nurses who have gone before us. May our work be a memorial to their legacy.  Hear my prayer in silence before thee As I ask for courage each day. Grant that I be worthy of the sacred pledge of my profession And the lives of those entrusted in my  [continue reading…]

KBA Interim Leaders are heading in your direction!

It is now easier than ever for KBA to bring outstanding leaders to your door.​ 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? Full-Service Model KBA employs the interim leader directly as a KBA employee Easy all-inclusive  [continue reading…]

Celebrating Nursing: The Most Trusted Profession in America

The Most Trusted Profession in America Most Americans trust their healthcare providers to be honest and ethical, but few other professions fare as well as nurses in Gallup’s annual look at honesty and ethical standards among various fields. Nurses top the list with 84% of the public rating their standards as “high” or “very high,”  [continue reading…]

Attending AONE 2017? We hope to see you there!

Thousands of nurse leaders will attend AONE 2017 in Baltimore to celebrate 50 years of inspiring leaders.  We are excited to take part in the collaborative environment and connect with colleagues from across the country, learn the latest innovations and rejuvenate our passion as a nurse leader!  Visit us at booth 508 |  March 29- April  [continue reading…]

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!    

Healthcare 2017: The Year of Uncertainty and Opportunity

Healthcare Uncertainty and Opportunity There are many opinions on the top challenges facing US healthcare in 2017. Among the top 10 are the following:  Uncertainty about Obamacare and the potential fewer insured patients Continued emphasis on Value Based Care vs Volume Based Care Continued demand for increased efficiency and decreased costs Further consolidation of healthcare  [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! 

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…]

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

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…]