Corporate Information

Our History

Thanks to a generous donation in 1910, Mary Schneck (1837-1914) contributed land and $5,000 to build the hospital as a memorial to her late husband, Louis Schneck (1831-1905), one of Seymour's pioneer industrialists.

Jackson County Schneck Memorial Hospital opened its doors in 1911 as a 17-bed facility with the finest staff and equipment available at the time. Schneck has a long and rich history in Jackson County and the surrounding area


Schneck Medical Center is in constant pursuit of ways to provide excellent care. In the last 100 years, we have evolved into one of the most respected health institutions in the nation.

Schneck was the first organization in Indiana to be honored with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and performance excellence. Becker's Hospital Review named it one of the nation's Top 100 Great Hospitals, one of the nation's Top 100 Great Community Hospitals, and our CEO was recognized as one of the nation's Top 100 Leaders of Hospitals.
Schneck is among only seven percent of hospitals nationwide that have achieved Magnet® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Of those, Schneck is among only two percent to achieve Magnet recognition three consecutive times.

Schneck's Cancer Center has been honored by the American College of Surgeons for excellence as the recipient of a commendation from the Commission on Cancer and the Outstanding Achievement Award for cancer care. The Women's Imaging Center has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. And, the hip and knee replacement programs have received The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for quality and safety and has been designated a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Schneck has been named as one of Indiana’s “Best Places to Work” and recognized nationally as a “Best Place to Work” in healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review, Modern Healthcare magazine, and HealthExecNews. It has also been ranked as the #1 Most Nurse-Friendly Hospital in the nation by TopRNtoBSN and Best Hospital Finance Department by Healthcare Finance News.
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