Rosanna Morris Joins MD Anderson as Chief Operating Officer from Beaumont Health

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today named Rosanna Morris, RN, MBA, as chief operating officer (COO). With more than 20 years of leadership experience in clinical and hospital operations, planning and patient care, Morris will begin her new duties overseeing inpatient and outpatient operations on April 22.

Morris currently is president of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, a 1,100-bed academic medical center affiliated with a medical school. The hospital is part of Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest health system, which has 38,000 employees and 187 health centers.

Morris brings to MD Anderson clinical expertise and experience as a bachelor’s degree-prepared registered nurse combined with more than two decades of executive hospital leadership, including roles as a health system chief operating officer and chief nursing officer.  With a Master of Business Administration, she has a track record for clinical excellence, patient safety and quality, and employee engagement.   

“Rosanna brings a demonstrated ability to rally people around delivering high quality care in the safest, most efficient and effective manner while exceeding patient expectations,” said Peter Pisters, M.D., president of MD Anderson, to whom Morris will report.  “She will work closely with me and our chief medical executive to oversee MD Anderson’s clinical enterprise. We welcome her to MD Anderson and our executive leadership team.”

Morris also has held a number of executive and clinical positions at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha; Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.; Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna, Fla.; and Stanford University in California.