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Vincent Mor Named 2016 Champion of Quality Award Recipient  
Vincent Mor Named 2016 Champion of Quality Award Recipient
Researcher, innovator honored for outstanding contributions to quality improvement measures
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Washington, D.C. — The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) announced Vincent Mor, Ph.D., as the 2016 recipient of the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award for his contributions to quality in the long term and post-acute care community.

Internationally recognized as a top researcher, Dr. Mor has been working for decades studying how the delivery of health care affects the well-being of frail and chronically older adults, particularly in skilled nursing centers. He helped to create the nursing center Minimum Data Set (MDS) resident assessment tool and has developed MDS-based quality measures that enable providers and policymakers to evaluate quality improvement initiatives nationwide. He conducted some of the first research on national rehospitalization rates in skilled nursing facilities that helped shape AHCA’s quality initiative.

“Vince’s passion for research has produced innovative care strategies that are delivering positive outcomes for many of our patients and residents,” said Mary Ousley, AHCA Quality Cabinet Co-Chair and namesake of the award. “His collaborative efforts have transformed technical, scientific data into important real-life quality improvement resources that have proven essential for our profession by giving us the tools to examine state and federal policies in the clinical assessments of long term care residents.”

Currently, Dr. Mor is Director of AHCA's independent research center at Brown University, the Center for Long-Term Care Quality & Innovation Center, which partners with providers and other innovators to test and disseminate interventions to improve post-acute and long-term care.  He is also a Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice.

AHCA presents the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award to an individual or organization that has made a significant national contribution to advancing quality performance in the long term care field. Recipients must consistently advocate for quality approaches, while demonstrating the ability to educate and advocate for a systems approach to quality improvement. Recipients also display leadership in the development, promotion, and implementation of quality improvement initiatives that improve the quality of care and quality of life for individuals in need of long-term care.

In 2011, the Friend of Quality Award was renamed the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award to honor the ongoing legacy and commitment to quality care demonstrated by its namesake, Mary Ousley, a licensed nursing home administrator and nurse who has dedicated her life to quality improvement programs in long-term care. ​