Nancy Tinsley is a transformative healthcare executive recognized for leading strategic excellence, innovation, designing scale, and driving success in execution. Her career includes leadership and board positions in healthcare, non-profit organizations, professional societies and academic organizations. She focuses her work on accelerating strategic growth and advancing leadership, as an innovator, health system and start-up advisor, and entrepreneur.
Her leadership experience includes roles as hospital president, innovator, and system service line executive. She served as Hospital President in Cleveland, Rochester and Chicago. She specializes in innovation and system integration for service line strategic execution aligning with the corporate strategy. This executive work focuses on innovative strategic planning, clinical and systems integration, creating physician alignment and advancing health care services across the continuum. She has advanced experience in innovation, performance improvement, business analytics, systems thinking and leadership development.
She has authored, published and presents nationally on the innovative development and implementation of system models for clinical institutes, focusing on the strategic growth, improvement and systems approach to the design. This model was identified as a nationally recognized model.
Across her career, she has developed a reputation as a passionate, innovative leader – skilled at defining strategic opportunities and goals, teaching teams to think strategically, and implementing changes to solve operational challenges. She is adept at developing partnerships, building and advancing highly reliable teams, and encouraging innovative thinking across hospital systems. She has led numerous healthcare start-ups, transformations and turn-arounds. Her leadership skills are diverse and encompass executive skills in leadership, strategy, operations, finance and budgeting, analytics and improvement.
Ms. Tinsley received a dual degree, holding both a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Cleveland State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ms. Tinsley served as Adjunct faculty for 12 years at Case Western Reserve University developing curriculum and teaching healthcare improvement at the graduate level. She is a certified leadership coach and promotes strength in careers and leadership teams. She serves as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Case Western Reserve University.
She holds numerous recognitions, including Crain’s Cleveland Business Woman of Note, YWCA Women of Achievement, Athena Woman in Business, Beta Gamma Sigma, Honor Society for Business Excellence, Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society and multiple scholarship and achievement awards.