Walterboro, SC – Aug. 26, 2021- Colleton Medical Center has hired Tiffany Norton-Cornette a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran and accredited public relations strategist as their new Director of Public Relations.

Prior to joining HCA Healthcare and Colleton Medical Center, Norton-Cornette served as the Public Information Officer for Dorchester County where she oversaw the county’s tourism marketing plan. She coordinated communications between residents, business owners, media partners, elected officials and more. Her role covered all crisis issues and events for the county and she also served as the county’s webmaster managing multiple social media accounts across various platforms.

“We are excited to welcome her to the Colleton Medical Center family,” says Jimmy Hiott, CEO. “Tiffany understands firsthand what great communications can do for a business and a community and we are looking forward to her taking the helm of our communications and reinvigorating our volunteer program here at the hospital.”

Before joining Dorchester County, Tiffany served as the events coordinator and public information officer for the Town of Summerville, where she is credited with landing the town in the Guinness Book of World Records—not once but twice—for the World’s Largest Sweet Tea.

Norton-Cornette was honored as the 2020 Communicator of the Year by the National Association of Government Communicators.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of Charleston and a certification as a Public Communicator from Texas Christian University. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband Russ, their two boys and their dog, Enzo. She also enjoys reading, taking care of her chickens, and most recently took up candy making.

For more information, please call (843) 782-2525 or to learn more about Colleton Medical Center’s volunteer program visit