|[July 23, 2014]
Sunrise Senior Living Executive Ed McMahon Named 2014 Champion of Quality Award Recipient
MCLEAN, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Ed McMahon, Ph.D., vice president of Quality for Sunrise Senior Living,
has been named the recipient of the 2014 Mary K. Ousley Champion of
Quality award from the American
Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living
(AHCA/NCAL). McMahon receives this recognition for his commitment to
quality and numerous contributions within the long-term care field.
"I'm grateful to receive this national award, which serves as a
testament to my work, the work of my colleagues and our unwavering
commitment to progressing the quality of long-term care in this
country," said McMahon. "At Sunrise Senior Living, we have a laser focus
on continuously providing quality care to residents. It is embodied in
our mission statement: 'to champion the quality of life for all
seniors,'" he added.
With a career spanning more than 30 years, McMahon's accomplishments
include pioneerin the first Alzheimer's care unit within a skilled
nursing facility, the development of special care units and
person-centered care within skilled nursing facilities, research
projects with multiple universities, and leadership on the boards of
several corporations. As the vice president of Quality for Sunrise,
McMahon leads 289 Sunrise communities through Quality Assurance and
Performance Improvement (QAPI).
AHCA presents the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award to a person
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, according to AHCA.
"We're incredibly proud of Ed's accomplishments and believe no one is
more deserving of this distinguished award," said Chris Winkle, chief
executive officer for Sunrise Senior Living. "We're honored to call him
one of our own and look forward to him accepting it at AHCA/NCAL's
annual convention in October."
About Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs
approximately 29,200 people. As of July 1, 2014, Sunrise operated 289
communities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a
unit capacity of approximately 26,200 units. Sunrise offers a full range
of personalized senior living services, including independent living,
assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other
forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services.
Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by staff trained to
encourage the independence, preserve the dignity, enable freedom of
choice and protect the privacy of residents. To learn more about
Sunrise, please visit SunriseSeniorLiving.com.
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