Why Kirby Bates Associates

  • We are experienced healthcare executives.
  • We know your challenges firsthand.
  • We build exceptional leadership teams.

Kirby Bates Associates takes great pride in its record for “Shaping Exceptional Healthcare Teams… One Leader at a Time.” That is not just our corporate mission — it is the personal mission of our founders and everyone who works for our organization. At Kirby Bates Associates we give you personalized attention that you cannot get at other search or consulting firms. We are large enough to have a national network of resources but small enough to work closely with you to find the best leaders and solutions for your organization. We take a personal interest in your challenges.

Led by President and CEO Karen Kirby, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FACHE, we bring proven expertise to Executive Search, Interim Management, Leadership Coaching and Professional Consultations. Kirby Bates Associates knows firsthand the challenges facing healthcare leaders today because we have walked in your shoes. When you choose Kirby Bates Associates, we help you find solutions because we have years of experience as nursing and healthcare executives.

Our areas of expertise

Executive Search.

With our nationwide network and reputation, we are known for matching exceptional leaders to key positions at all executive levels. The Kirby Bates Associates team uses a collaborative approach to search based on a thorough understanding of each client’s goals and objectives.

Interim Management.

Leading healthcare organizations all over the country turn to Kirby Bates Associates when they need high-performing, interim executives, directors and managers. We deliver Interim Management solutions with leaders drawn from a strong national pool of top patient care executives and healthcare leaders.

Leadership Coaching.

A core belief at Kirby Bates Associates is that healthcare teams become exceptional when they have exceptional leaders. We developed our Leadership Coaching practice because we also believe organizations often overlook the benefits of developing internal talent for succession planning and organizational effectiveness.

Healthcare Management Consulting.

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.

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