“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
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.