Meet Our Senior Team 
 
 
 
 
Meet Our Senior Team
We’ve assembled a strong and talented administrative team, all of whom are leaders in their respective fields, to lead Hilton Head Hospital. The members of this team combine broad industry experience and expertise with fresh external perspective and innovative ideas. Together, they are helping make our vision of a hospital and healthcare with an unrelenting commitment to quality a reality. 
 
Elaine Hastings, R.N., Chief Nursing Officer 
Elaine Hastings, R.N., Chief Nursing Officer
A veteran nurse administrator with more than 30 years of experience, Hastings understands the daily demands and challenges of patient care and is working to positively impact patient care. Hastings moved to Hilton Head Island from Elgin, Il., where she was vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for Sherman Health Systems

 
Tom Neal, RN, MHA, MBA Chief Operating Officer 

Tom Neal, R.N., MHA, MBA, Chief Operating Officer
A registered nurse for over 25 years, Neal has the responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the hospital and related services, ensuring that staff delivers high quality and cost effective care.   He first joined Hilton Head Hospital in 2005 as the Director of Critical Care.  He was promoted numerous times and held leadership positions in business development, cardiovascular, emergency and imaging services.

 
 
Darlene Nester, Chief Human Resources Officer 
Darlene Nester, Chief Human Resources Officer
Having a strong team of employees is significant to patient care. Nester heads our human resources department, making sure we have well-qualified and competent employees to deliver quality care to our patients. 

 
Cassie Ball, Chief Financial Officer 

Cassie Ball, Chief Financial Officer
Cassie Ball, CFO, oversees all company accounting practices and directs the financial strategy, planning and forecasts for Hilton Head Hospital, Bluffton Medical Campus and other non-hospital entities.

Cassie received her bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Marshall University, Huntington, WV.