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Hospital names new emergency department director

Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,


Glendale Heights – Adventist GlenOaks Hospital is pleased to welcome Fox River Grove resident Marion Schneider, RN, as the hospital’s new emergency department director.  Schneider joined the emergency department in April and has more than 36 years of nursing experience. 


“Marion works tirelessly to encourage her team and promotes the highest standards of patient care,” said Jackie Conrad, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.  “She is an outstanding leader who works well with physicians and staff members.”


Conrad described Schneider as a driven and motivated caregiver whose primary goal is to provide the best care to every patient.


“The staff here has been incredibly welcoming and engaging,” said Schneider.  “Everyone is supportive and willing to accomplish a common purpose of paying close attention to our patients’ needs.”


Schneider said she has held many administrative positions but her “true love” is working in the emergency department.  Since joining Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, she began a fast track initiative designed to enhance the patient experience while decreasing the amount of time spent in the emergency department.  Nurses and staff have also started making discharge calls to all patients after their release from the hospital.  Adventist GlenOaks Hospital’s Shanahan Emergency Trauma Center is the only hospital in Illinois with no waiting room.  That means quicker care for patients. 


“The biggest goal I have is for the patients to have a wonderful experience in the emergency department,” she said.  “We are focusing on giving the best care to patients while they are here by getting them in and out of our department and back to their lives as quickly as possible.  We also attempt to reach every patient the day after their emergency room visit to make sure they are feeling better.”


Prior to joining Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Schneider worked as the director of the emergency department at Rush Oak Park Hospital.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lewis University in 1974 and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Dominican University in 1980.  Schneider lives in Fox River Grove with her husband, Allen, and has three sons and three grandchildren. 


“We are very excited to have Marion lead our emergency department,” said Brinsley Lewis, chief executive officer of Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.  “She has already started to make a positive impact on our hospital.”




Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.  To find a physician, visit