Patti Hart is the Associate Chief Nursing Officer for inpatient and ambulatory services at Medical University of South Carolina. She moved to Charleston in July, 2016 following 29 years in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Her background in nursing has been primarily in pediatrics accounting for twenty-five of her twenty-nine years. She was the Executive Sponsor building a new Children’s Hospital as the Director of Nursing for Women’s and Children’s Services at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Patti graduated with her diploma in nursing from Altoona Hospital School of Nursing. She received her Bachelor and Masters of Science in Nursing from Penn State University. She graduated with her Doctorate in Nursing from Old Dominion University in May, 2017. Patti is certified as a Pediatric Nurse and a Nurse Executive.
In addition to Patti’s love for leadership, she is passionate about quality and safety. She was the recipient of the Senior Leader award for Solutions for Patient Safety. She has been an advocate for the leader’s role in creating a Just Culture. Patti is certified as a Yellow Belt for LEAN process improvement. She also holds an Adjunct faculty position with Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Nursing and has most recently taught interprofessional development related to healthcare safety.
Ms. Hart has a passion giving back in her community. She is a member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston Board, their Executive Board, and the Executive Committee for the American Heart Ball in Charleston.