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Atlantic Health System names Maureen Schneider as president of Chilton Medical Center

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ (Morris County) – Atlantic Health System Thursday announced that Maureen Schneider, PhD, MBA, RN, has been named president of Chilton Medical Center, following a successful tenure as Chief Nurse and Operations Officer at Chilton that saw numerous clinical care and quality achievements.

Schneider has served as interim president of Chilton since November 2021, following the transition of Stephanie Schwartz to president of Atlantic Health’s Overlook Medical Center. Working closely with the leadership team and frequently rounding among frontline team members throughout the hospital, Schneider has maintained her patient-centered focus in her new role, to continue building success at Chilton.

“Maureen is leading the Chilton team with the passion and vision she has exemplified since joining Atlantic Health System,” said Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System. “Through her collaborative leadership and dedication to our patients and caregivers, Maureen is ensuring Chilton’s forward momentum while advancing our mission to build healthier communities.”

“I’m honored and excited to continue my journey at Chilton Medical Center, and as a president, contribute to its ongoing commitment to clinical excellence and extraordinary patient care,” Schneider said. “I look forward to working more broadly with our physicians as well as our clinical and support teams who make Chilton the hospital our community looks to for high quality care.”

Schneider joined Atlantic Health in 2014 as Chief Nurse and Operations Officer of Chilton Medical Center. As an integral part of Chilton’s leadership team, she maintained clinical, financial and operational responsibilities for all inpatient and outpatient units and clinical services for the 260-bed community hospital. Her leadership of the nursing teams has been instrumental in many of Chilton’s achievements and accolades, including being named #1 mid-size hospital in New Jersey by Castle Connolly for the past seven years and a high-performing hospital in multiple specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

During the height of the pandemic in 2020, she led Chilton to achieve Magnet® Accreditation Recognition for Nursing Excellence, the third health care organization where she achieved this award.

Schneider received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, an MBA from Monmouth University, and a doctorate from Seton Hall University, she is certified in Advanced Nursing Administration, Quality Healthcare, is a Fellow in the College of Healthcare Executives and is a Johnson and Johnson Executive Wharton Fellow.

Schneider holds an adjunct faculty position at Seton Hall University teaching doctoral and graduate business and leadership/management and undergraduate students, along with being an accomplished author, coach, presenter, and executive/ leadership mentor. She is a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Nursing, a NJ Biz Top 50 Women in Business Award, a DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award and was nationally named as one of 2022 Becker’s Top 66 CNOs to Know.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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