Kay E. Tipton, CPHRM

Patient Safety and Risk Mitigation Advisor
Phone: (717) 216-5516

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 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 the President Elect for the Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management.  She is also a member of the American Society of Health Care Risk Management and the Risk and Insurance Management Society.



Risk Mitigation and Safety

Quality Assurance and Peer Review


Shippensburg University, B.S., 2014

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Paralegal Studies, 1987


Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management, 2008


PA Licensed Practical Nurse, 1985


American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management, President Elect 2017

Risk and Insurance Management Society