Joan Rooney

Ochsner Health System

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Ochsner Health System

Ochsner Health System


Ecoee believes that nurses should work to the full scope of their practice, supported by strong and compassionate leaders, healthy work environments, and using evidence-based, standardized nursing practice. She delights In supporting leadership development through at the elbow support to identify opportunities to tackle challenges through commitment to daily actions that drive change.

She identifies what she refers to as “the heart failure of healthcare” as the unaddressed and unmitigated work stress that results in compassion fatigue, decreased engagement, and variations in quality and outcomes. She is a locally, regionally, and nationally sought-after speaker on topics including leadership, healthy work environments, compassion fatigue, vulnerable populations, and presents workshops on Recovering from Conflict and Trauma for international participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program through the U.S. Department of State and the New Orleans Citizens Diplomacy Council, in New Orleans, LA.

Ecoee worked with victims of crime from 2000-2013 in the role of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Adult/Adolescent), with victims of trauma since 1999 as an Emergency Department Nurse and with people with disabilities from 1996-2009. She has worked in Nursing Professional Development since 2002, and served in a nursing leadership role from 2003 - 2017.

She served as the Chair for the Rape Crisis Network of New Orleans from 2005 - 2007 and was instrumental in serving to reconnect and rebuild sexual assault forensic services and networks in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She served as the Statewide Coordinator for SANE in 2007 and was selected as a host for the first Regional SANE Statewide Coordinators Meeting, a project supported by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Ecoee created the first annual Louisiana SANE Conference which provided continuing nursing education for regional SANEs featuring nationally known speakers in 2005.

Clinical Practice Area

  • Education