Hospital Promotes 3 
Thursday, 01 July 2004 

Patti Tolbert, RHIA, CCS has been promoted to Director of Health Information Management.  Tolbert earned her bachelor of science degree in Health information Management from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.  She started at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center as Coding Supervisor in 2003 and has held leadership positions in Health Information Management at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and Precyse Solutions, LLC in Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Kucharczyk has been promoted to Manager, Patient Access.  Kucharczyk will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the patient registration department, including centralized scheduling, pre-registration and the timely flow of patient information through four departments.  Kucharczyk started at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center in 2000 and was most recently the team leader for centralized scheduling.

Mary Harrington, RN, BSN, was promoted to Director, Risk Management and Patient Safety.  Harrington, started at the medical center in 2002 and was the Total Joint Program Coordinator and Charge Nurse of the Orthopedic Unit.  Prior to joining the medical center, she was a Nurse Paralegal/Legal Nurse Consultant with VanGrack, Axelson & Williamowsky, P.C. in Rockville, Maryland where she managed and handled all aspects of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases from initial client contact through settlement, litigation or trial..  Harrington earned her bachelors of science in Nursing from the University of Kansas and completed paralegal studies postbaccalaureate document from the University of Maryland University College.