Anne Rooney

Anne Rooney RN, MS, MPH brings over 30 years of clinical and executive management experience to her role as a consultant and surveyor, including expertise in quality improvement and patient safety, health system strengthening (at a Ministry of Health or regional health authority level), public health, organizational and clinical ethics, strategic relationship management, and business development.

For more than 25 years she held a variety of management positions within The Joint Commission organization, the oldest and largest healthcare accrediting body in the world, most recently as Vice President – Global Consulting, for Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International (JCI). Anne’s experience includes consulting, education, speaking, and evaluation engagements in United States, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia. In her consulting experience, she has worked with individual healthcare provider organizations as well as with many Ministries of Health and regional health authorities.

Prior to joining The Joint Commission in 1986, Anne also served in clinical and management roles in both acute care and community health settings in Minneapolis and Chicago, as well as adjunct faculty at Rush University College of Nursing and at Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Anne received a baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree in oncology nursing from Rush University, and a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in Community Health Systems and Health Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also completed graduate work in ethics and philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago.

Anne has published numerous professional articles, technical reports, research reports, and book chapters on leadership, healthcare quality, assessment methodologies, accreditation, patient safety, and healthcare ethics. In addition to her professional activities, Anne currently serves on several non-profit boards.