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  • Choices for Expert Interim Leaders from KBA


    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?

    We are all about client choice when it comes to needs and selection for seasoned interim nursing leaders.
    Kirby Bates is pleased to offer flexible options as you choose your preferred method of securing outstanding KBA interim nursing leaders.

    Your Choice of Models:

    • Full-Service Model

      • KBA employs the interim leader directly as a KBA employee.
      • Easy all-inclusive one invoice model.
    • Hospital Employment Model

      • The hospital employs the interim leader as a temporary employee.
      • Custom designed, hospital controlled expense model.

    The highest caliber of interim CNOs, Directors, and Managers still come from KBA but now with added convenience as you can decide how best to suit your needs and budget.

    Your Choice of Interims:


    Chief Nursing Officers 
    Credentials include Master’s Degrees or higher, professional certifications, and extensive administrative experience.  Demonstrate improvements in quality, financial, and operational metrics, along with enhanced staff engagement and professional practice innovation.  KBA CNOs serve as exemplary role models supporting the development of future leaders.


    Nurse Managers 
    Credentials including Bachelor’s Degrees or higher and professional certifications.  With extensive operation experience, they effectively drive and sustain patient safety processes such as hourly rounding and huddles in addition to providing effective resource management.  KBA Nurse Managers promote excellence with practices that result in staff engagement and retention.  As leaders and role models on the front line, they serve to keep busy units safe and on target.


    Choose KBA interim nursing leadership, you’ll be glad you did!

    Doris A. Sinkevich
    MS, RN, CENP
    Executive VP
    Interim Services

    Doris leads KBA Interim Leadership Services. She is an accomplished healthcare executive, bringing over 30 years of nursing and healthcare leadership experience to her responsibilities at KBA. Her previous roles as a CNO, COO, and regional senior healthcare executive have encompassed acute care, behavioral health, and long-term acute care settings including public and private hospitals, for-profit organizations and private industry. 

    Contact Doris:

  • 09/01/17

    To our clients, friends, and colleagues:


    We wish you a safe and wonderful holiday! 


  • Keep Your Horizon Bright


    Adroit leaders frequently seek professional expansion opportunities that not only support development and growth but also networking prospects.  Every leader understands that not all career journeys are predictable and some include course correction along the way further expanding learning, resilience, and adaptation.

    KBA Coaching Expansion
    Exploring options and discovering new professional possibilities can be an exhilarating process that rejuvenates the attainment of personal milestones and supports the creation of a foundational career vision. In understanding these concepts, Kirby Bates Associates is expanding its offering of coaching bench strength branching out the portfolio of coaches to better match the needs of future and current patient care leaders.  We understand that not one singular coaching service meets the needs of all.  

    To best serve our clients, KBA has developed a consortium of coaches that will round out the KBA bench strength in the areas of Board development, CEO coaching, COO coaching, C-Suite relationships, and specific service line development.

    As always, Kirby Bates will continue to offer nursing cohort leadership and CNO coaching programming. Stay tuned to learn more about our expanded coaching services and meet our new coaching consultants. 

    Keep your horizons bright and your future promising – explore personal coaching services as a great option in creating a truly attainable career vision.  ​



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