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Ms. Anne Rooney is an expert in healthcare quality and safety with over 30 years in the industry. For more than 25 years, Ms. Anne Rooney has held a variety of positions with 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). In this position, Ms. Rooney oversaw the management of more than 100 health professional consultants and the delivery of consulting, education, and technical assistance services for U.S. and international healthcare clients of Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International, including individual healthcare organizations, government agencies, Ministries of Health, and industry partners. Ms. Rooney’s experience includes consulting, education, speaking, and evaluating engagements in the United States, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia. In her consulting experience, she was worked with individual healthcare provider organizations, as well as with many Ministries of Health and regional health authorities, including in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Zambia, Singapore, China, Cambodia, Denmark, and Italy. In her most recent years, Ms. Rooney has specialized in developing countries. Ms. Rooney has presented at numerous national and international healthcare conferences and has published numerous professional articles, technical reports, research reports, and book chapters on leadership, healthcare quality, assessment methodologies, accreditation, patient safety, and healthcare ethics. Prior to joining The Joint Commission in 1986, Annie also served in clinical and management roles in both acute care and community health settings in Minneapolis and Chicago and served as adjunct faculty at Rush University College of Nursing and at Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Ms. Rooney received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Iowa, a Master’s of Science in Oncology Nursing from Rush University, and a Master’s of Public Health with a specialty in Community Health Systems and Health Policy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also completed graduate work in Ethics and Philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for RefugeeOne, a non-profit, and Synthesis LCC, a healthcare safety company.

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