The Tipton Health Difference

We are the nation’s premier nursing excellence consulting agency. We focus on developing nurse leaders, building cultures committed to continuous improvement, and improving nursing excellence using evidence-based frameworks. 

Our highly experienced, innovative nursing and operational leaders will help you engage and develop your nurse leaders, retain your nurses, optimize your operations, work strategically and apply your limited resources where they can make the most difference. 

We use the evidence-based Magnet and Pathway frameworks to guide your advancements and will help you validate your work against this national standards. Our clients have a nearly 100% success rate. 

We offer a unique combination of services, matching nursing, healthcare and operational consulting expertise with the messaging and marketing prowess to ensure you not only have the best plan, but the strategies and tactics to make it succeed. Experienced and very talented nursing leaders direct our service lines.


We will be the nation’s premier consultancy for nursing excellence by delivering comprehensive, nursing-centric services that deliver great value and predictable results.


We help hospitals and nursing teams to efficiently improve patient care and outcomes.


Our Values

  • We listen and respond quickly to our clients’ needs.
  • We offer unrivaled service with impeccable attention to detail.
  • We nurture strong partnerships based on trust, value and consistent results.
  • Everything we do, we do with integrity and great care for our clients, audiences and each other.


Our Strategy

We are committed to improving the operational and cultural foundations of nursing excellence; creating better work environments for nurses; boosting nurse morale and engagement, increasing trust in nursing leadership; and enabling nursing teams to validate their progress against the Magnet or Pathway to Excellence frameworks


Long Island Jewish Medical Center Chooses Tipton… Again

Tipton supported Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s successful ANCC Magnet® redesignation in 2014. The partnership was so successful that Tipton was asked to return to support the Northwell Health organization’s redesignation in 2019. Tipton now supports more than a dozen Northwell system hospitals.

Reaching the Pinnacle with Magnet® Designation

Reaching the Pinnacle with Magnet® Designation

With time running out before their Magnet® documents were due for appraiser review, UPMC Pinnacle Health turned to Tipton to help them across the finish line and achieve Magnet designation. The organization achieved designation. Determined to get ahead before its next redesignation, the organization turned to Tipton for Magnet and Pathway to Excellence planning, workshops and support for all its hospitals.

Buckeyes Get Provider Options

Buckeyes Get Provider Options

What can be more disconcerting than a change in your insurance plan’s medical provider network? Recognizing the potential angst that a planned change in its provider network could cause, The Ohio State University Health Plan leadership brought in Tipton to help manage member communications. Tipton conducted focus groups, met with senior university communications leaders to develop a comprehensive communications strategy and ensured the strategy and plan change were socialized with key influencers. All communications reflected the unique information needs of members, providers, leaders and university faculty. The straightforward, information-based campaign reduced anxiety about the change and ensured a smooth transition to the new network.

Boosting Nurse Engagement in Salem

Boosting Nurse Engagement in Salem

Salem Health already exceeded national means for its nurse engagement, but that wasn’t good enough for the nursing leadership team. Eager to better understand the challenges its nurses face each day, Salem Health asked Tipton to analyze its nurse engagement survey data. Tipton’s deep dive into the data pinpointed issues and enabled Salem and Tipton to develop meaningful action plans to resolve them.

Designing a Better Annual Report

Designing A Better Annual Report

Looking for a better way to tell the story of its talented nursing team, Anne Arundel Medical Center reached out to Tipton for design support with its Nursing Annual Report. Tipton’s full-service creative team produced a beautiful report that not only celebrated AAMC’s nurses, but enabled the organization to achieve its goal with just one call to Tipton.

Employees Value Marvell-ous Benefits

Employees Value Marvell-ous Benefits

Marvell Technology wanted to share its benefits information with its employees as well as their families and prospective employees. To ensure the information was clear, easy to use and interesting, Marvell turned to Tipton. Our team created a benefits website that is simple to update and complements email and print campaigns, boosting employee engagement in the process.

Augusta Health Introduces New Strategy

Augusta Health Introduces New Strategy

As one of the last remaining independent community hospitals in Virginia, Augusta Health faces unique challenges as it successfully navigates through swirling changes in the healthcare industry. Working with the hospital executive team, Tipton helped align its leaders, board, team members and community behind a new strategy that will enable the hospital to achieve its goals over the next five years

Markets We Serve

  • Academic Health Systems and Hospitals
  • Federal Health Systems and Hospitals
  • Regional Health Systems and Hospitals
  • Community Health Systems and Hospitals
  • Public Health Systems and Hospitals
  • Cancer Centers
  • Specialty Hospitals
  • Children’s Hospitals and Health Systems