Sue Snider is a Registered Nurse (RN) specializing in heart failure. Sue received her Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) in 1971 from Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. From 1996 to 1997, Sue attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon where she did her undergraduate studies in Social and Behavioral Psychology.
From 1971 to 1988, Sue was a Staff Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Salem Hospital in Salem, Oregon. From 1984 to 1988, she worked at Salem Hospital as a Relief Nursing Administrative Coordinator. In 1988, Sue was promoted to the position of Assistant Nurse Manager in the ICU at Salem Hospital. In 1989, she was promoted to Nurse Manager in ICU. Sue worked in this position until 1993. In 1993, Sue was promoted again to Director of Critical Care in the Emergency Department at Salem Hospital. In 1994, Sue initiated the Heart Failure Program at Salem Hospital; and in 1995, she presented the Heart Failure Program to JCAHO Surveyors. Sue worked as Director of Critical Care in the Emergency Department until 2000. In 2000, Sue became the Coordinator of the Salem Heart Improvement Program at Salem Hospital.
Sue was an integral part of the founding of Cascade Cardiology on March 3, 2003. Her dedication to the patients and teamwork with the staff have helped make Cascade Cardiology the success it is today.
Sue is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), and also the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as a cardiac care associate. From April 2002 through December 2002, Sue was Study Coordinator for Fusion I Trial (SCIOS).
In her spare time, Sue enjoys traveling with her family and spending time with her grandchildren.