Move follows successful nursing leadership at Chilton
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - MAY 5, 2022 – Atlantic Health System today 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.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of more than 18,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 12 counties and 5.5 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 400 sites of care, including its seven hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ and through its partnership with CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, NJ.
Atlantic Medical Group, comprised of 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, represents one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey and joins Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners as part of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ.
Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs through 23 urgent care centers, Atlantic Visiting Nurse and Atlantic Anywhere Virtual Visits. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.
Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of six regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across five health systems in the region.
Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.