Betty Jo Rocchio, MS, BSN, CRNA

CNO, Chief Nursing Optimization Officer


System Chief Nursing Optimization Officer


As the System Chief Nursing Optimization Officer, Betty Jo has oversight and leadership accountability for 45 hospitals in nursing and procedural areas across 4 states within Mercy.  She leads the quality, service, and financial initiatives for Nursing, Perioperative Services, Cath and EP Labs, and GI Labs.  This includes 4.2 billion in revenue and 800 million in cost.


Betty Jo has more than 26 years of experience in health care, including 20 years in Perioperative Services and Procedural Areas in various leadership positions.  These include Chief Nurse Anesthetist, VP Nursing and CNO, System Director of Surgical Services, and now System Chief Nursing Optimization Officer.  She has leadership experience within several hospitals in Trinity Health (Mount Carmel Health System) located in the Columbus, Ohio market. 


She has been with Mercy for 5 years - the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the United States.  During her tenure in Mercy, she has been focused on developing the Quadruple Aim for her areas and advancing the three key operating paths - clinical, operational, and financial to help successfully position Mercy for the next phase in healthcare. 


Betty Jo is a member of the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA), and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).