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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Hospital News
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CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 promote

the professional development of nurse leaders, clinical research and the advancement of nursing leadership practice," said Bob Dent, DNP, MBA, RN, President of the AONE board of directors.

Kirby Bates Associates, LLC, rated by Hunt Scanlon|Media as a "Top 20 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firm," was selected to lead the search.

"We are seeking nursing executives with exceptional leadership and business skills, combined with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and experience working in professional organizations. As longtime AONE members ourselves, our KBA team is passionate about finding the best possible candidate for this very important role," emphasized Karen K. Kirby, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FACHE, President and CEO of Kirby Bates Associates, LLC.

"The dual CEO/CNO role has a unique opportunity to impact nursing leadership practice on a national scale. As former CNO's and COO's, the Kirby Bates Team provides deep industry insights and is well positioned to identify top candidates," emphasized Mary Beth Kingston, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, president-elect of the AONE board of directors.

The CEO/CNO's work will focus on:

  • advancing the work of the AONE strategic plan
  • furthering the mission & vision of AONE
  • representing and leading nursing issues for the AHA
  • aligning the AONE Foundation with the strategic direction of AONE

Interested candidates can submit their credentials or nominations to Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN, executive vice president of Search Services, Kirby Bates Associates, LLC via or 617-514-0050.

ABOUT AONE:  Since 1967, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care nationwide. AONE is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association.

ABOUT AHA: The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.

ABOUT KIRBY BATES ASSOCIATES: Kirby Bates, part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies, is led by President and CEO Karen Kirby, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FACHE, Kirby Bates Associates, LLC. Kirby Bates brings proven expertise to Executive Search, Interim Management, Leadership Coaching and Professional Consultations. For 30 years, Kirby Bates has helped clients solve their greatest nursing leadership challenges.


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