Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center recently welcome Adam Schneider to its team of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).
CRNAs are advanced practice nurses with graduate-level education in anesthesiology. They are the primary providers of anesthesia in rural communities like PCH/FMC.
At PCH/FMC, Schneider is one of four CRNAs who provide anesthesia services to surgical patients. In addition to Schneider, the anesthesia staff consists of David Grazaitis, CRNA, APN, manager of anesthesia services; Lee Webber, CRNA, APN; and Maribeth McCormack, CRNA, APN. Anesthesia providers have specialty training in pain management and ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks, and provide anesthesia to patients in PCH’s Pain Management Clinic.
Schneider has a master’s of science degree in anesthesia from Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville (SIUE). Prior to joining PCH/FMC fulltime, Schneider participated in clinical training at PCH as part of his education.Through a direct affiliation program with SIUE, PCH has been a clinical site for graduate-level nursing students with specialty training in anesthesia since 2014.
Prior to earning his master’s degree in anesthesia, Schneider worked three years as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation. He received several awards at the hospital, including top clinic performer. Schneider also worked as a chemist for Sigma Aldrich before starting nursing school.
Schneider was born and raised in Nokomis, Illinois, and currently resides in Marshall with his family. His wife, Jamie, works as a guidance couselor at Crestwood School. They have two sons, August and Alex.