Tom Layton
(615) 497 3558

Healthcare Market Experience

  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Acute Care Health Systems
  • Physician Practices
  • Long Term Acute Care (LTAC)
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Hospitals
  • Outpatient and Surgery Centers
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Ancillary Providers
  • Home Health

Acute Care Hospital Types

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Teaching Hospitals
  • Safety-Net Hospitals
  • Not-for-Profit Hospitals
  • Not-for-Profit Health Systems
  • For-Profit Health Systems
  • Rural Hospitals
  • Critical Access Hospitals


Tom Layton has more than 35 years of executive healthcare experience obtained in a variety of settings including acute care, specialty hospital, physician practice, ambulatory care and in the post-acute market. Mr. Layton has served in senior leadership positions at corporate offices for several leading healthcare organizations along with various hospital roles including President/CEO. He remains one of the few executives with a blend of first-hand operational leadership experience combined with business development and client relations expertise.

Since 1998, Mr. Layton has served the healthcare industry as an expert in turnaround, restructuring and performance improvement activities, having assisted hundreds of hospitals and hospital systems resulting in millions of dollars in documented savings and significant quality improvements. His experience includes 15 years on the provider side combined with 20 years serving clients as a consultant and trusted advisor. This combination of experience allows him to see the industry from multiple perspectives and, in turn, better relate to clients to meet and exceed their expectations.

Tom has worked extensively with lenders, bond holders, healthcare law firms, hospital boards and executive management teams. This work includes hospitals and health systems of almost every size and complexity from critical access hospitals to Academic Medical Centers, and some of the nation’s largest health systems.

Prior to his role as RPA Advisors Healthcare Industry Leader, Mr. Layton was a Managing Director with FTI Consulting and its predecessor companies for a combined 15 years and was a Vice President with Simpler Healthcare, a Lean transformation company. He began his healthcare career at Humana’s Health Services Division with responsibility for a network of 70 physician clinics located throughout the Southeast.

Education and Affiliations

Mr. Layton holds a BA in Business from the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on hospital and health system topics and the drive to deliver the high quality, low-cost healthcare. Mr. Layton is a member of the American College of Health Executives.