Rozanna A. Penney


Rozanna A. Penney, MBA, CRNA, MSNA

Job Title
Vice President of Perioperative Services, Chief Nurse Anesthetist & Chief APP Officer
Location Information

Heywood Hospital

Anesthesia Department
242 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
Map & Directions

(978) 630-6267

Heywood Hospital

242 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
Map & Directions

  • English
  • Russian
Medical Education

University of New England / St. Joseph's Hospital School of Anesthesia for Nurses, RI


Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, RI
Hasboro Children's/ Rhode Island Hospital, RI
VA Medical Center, MA
St. Vincent Hospital, MA

Board Certification

National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)

Professional History

Sturdy Memorial Hospital, MA
Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital, MA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, MA
UMass Memorial Medical Center, MA

Clinical Interests

Regional Anesthesia, Perioperative pain management, Post-Operative Nausea/Vomiting prevention

Rozanna serves as Vice President of Perioperative Services and Chief Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Officer for Heywood Healthcare. Rozanna is known for her dedication to providing a quality experience for her patients, as well as her tenacity to lead her team to a successful and friendly environment.

Rozanna came to Heywood in early 2016 as the Chief Nurse Anesthetist in what was then our new anesthesia group. After quickly establishing a widely recognized reputation as both, a talented clinician and an inspiring leader, she was soon asked to become a member of our management team, initially in the role of Associate Director of Perioperative Services and subsequently as Director of Perioperative Services.

In her position as Vice President of Perioperative Services, Rozanna’s charge is to provide strategic leadership that will enhance growth and further optimize operational efficiencies while ensuring consistent delivery of the highest quality care throughout the perioperative arena.

As Chief APP Officer, Rozanna establishes a direct link between our Advanced Practice Providers, who play an increasingly prominent and crucial role in our healthcare delivery system, and our senior team.

Rozanna has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of New England and St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Anesthesia for Nurses and she is currently enrolled as a part-time student in the Master of Business Administration program at Boston College. She is certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).