The MENTOR Network’s Chief Quality Officer Gerry Morrissey has been named to the National Quality Forum’s Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Committee for its Measuring Home and Community-Based Services Quality project.
The two-year project is designed to identify and address gaps in Home and Community-Based Service measures supporting community living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as elders. The committee will perform a review of existing HCBS measures and make recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding new measures aimed at improving the quality of community living services nationwide.
As Chief Quality Officer for The Network, this is a cause central to Morrissey’s work.
“I am honored to serve on this committee and for the opportunity to help improve the quality of community living programs across the country,” Morrissey said. “In my work at The Network, it has been my passion to improve services and help us deliver outcomes, enabling the people we serve to participate fully in community life. As a member of the Home and Community-Based Services Committee, I hope to bring this experience and passion for quality improvement to the table. I look forward to working collaboratively with my fellow members to generate innovative, quality of life-enhancing ideas that make a difference for many.”
Morrissey joined The Network in 2007 as vice president of quality assurance and service development before assuming his current role as chief quality officer in 2014. In addition to overseeing the quality improvement and customer assessment programs, he aligns The MENTOR Network’s business objectives with strategies focused on quality improvement.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze improvements in healthcare. For more information, visit www.qualityforum.org.