Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dr. Ed McMahon Named 2014 Champion of Quality Award Recipient

Leader, advocate honored for outstanding contributions to quality care

Courtney Bishnoi and Andrea Todd

Yesterday, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) announced Ed McMahon, Ph.D., as the 2014 recipient of the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award. Dr. McMahon is being recognized for his contributions to quality in the long term and post-acute care community.
For more than 30 years, Dr. McMahon has worked to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of delivering quality care. His contributions on a national level include developing innovative Alzheimer’s care models that have been replicated throughout the country. As Vice President of Quality for Sunrise Senior Living, he has led nearly 300 centers nationwide through the principles of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). Over the years, he has participated in more than 15 research projects with multiple universities with a focus on improving quality of life, quality of care, and quality outcomes for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, and is a nationally recognized speaker on quality issues.

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