KAY E. TIPTON, C.P.H.R.M., L.P.N.
Patient Safety & Risk Mitigation Advisor
Kay is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) with extensive experience in risk reduction and prevention strategies, patient safety and regulatory and legal issues involving the delivery of health care in acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician practices.
Kay most recently served 10 years as a Legal Coordinator in the Risk Management Department at Holy Spirit Health System, a Geisinger Affiliate, a role where she developed strong and cordial relationships with the physicians and employees. Kay conducted investigations and interviewed witnesses to patient incidents and events and generated detailed reports for regulatory agencies. As a member of the Peer Review Event Team, she assisted in the creation of corrective action with the Patient Safety Officer and Senior Administration. Kay served as a representative for Holy Spirit in mediation and trial and assisted outside counsel with litigation matters. She also provided educational training to Holy Spirit’s employees on risk management, patient safety and legal matters.
Kay was a member of numerous committees, including the Research Review Committee, Health Care Ethics Committee and Patient Safety Committee. Kay also has over 18 years’ experience as a Litigation Paralegal. She started her career with a Harrisburg law firm in their Health Care Liability practice.
Kay is a member of the American Society of Health Care Risk Management, Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management and the Risk and Insurance Management Society.