Provide diagnosis and treatment for patients who may otherwise receive limited care due to geographical location, provider shortage, or mobility restrictions. Use advanced technology to overcome access barriers and deliver comprehensive behavioral health care to patients in a timely, professional and compassionate manner. Engage patients in positive ways that maximize cognitive, emotional and ambulatory health.
Brighter Day Health is a leading provider of behavioral health services to rural nursing home residents nationwide. We understand the challenges skilled nursing facilities face in finding mental health care specialists who can deliver– regardless of location – consistent, timely, and high-quality behavioral health services to patients when they need it. Many patients receive only sporadic visits.
We believe patients should have access to a far superior model of care, which is why we provide resident visits on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
At Brighter Day Health we use safe and trustworthy methods and technology. Our team of specialists is experienced in overseeing clinical programs and is qualified to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for skilled nursing residents:
Our Psychiatry and medication management services are managed by board certified psychiatrists.
Our psychotherapy and neuropsychological testing services are conducted by Doctorate level psychologists.
Edward R. Mashek; Managing Partner
Mr. Mashek has over forty years of experience in the health care industry. He is currently the Managing Partner of Brighter Day Health LLC. From 2004 until 2008, Mr. Mashek was Chairman of HealthHelp LLC, a leading radiology benefit management company. From 1999 to 2003, he was President of HospiScript, a major pharmacy benefit management company for Hospices. In the 1990’s, Mr. Mashek co-founded a series of companies focused on distributing drugs and medical supplies directly to nursing homes and home care patients, selling these companies to Transworld Healthcare, for which he managed the companies for several years. In the 1980’s, Mr. Mashek managed acquisitions and operating divisions for Glasrock Home Health Care. Mr. Mashek began his career in health care as corporate counsel for G. D. Searle and then for the London-based British Oxygen Corporation.
Eve Brown; VP of Operations
As a partner in one of the largest private CPA firms in Jacksonville, Florida she gained extensive operational experience working with closely held professional practices and health care delivery companies. At Brighter Day Health Ms. Brown is responsible for overall operating activities.
Dr. Barbara Wise; Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Wise is a psychiatrist who has developed a focus in her professional career in geriatric psychiatry. She is an active practitioner in acute and long term care settings, an educator of other health practitioners, and an advocate in the community for better care of our aging population. Dr. Wise is responsible for overseeing and managing clinical psychiatric services as well as coordinating our psychotropic medication reduction program.
Dr. Deborah Theis; Vice President of Clinical Services and Compliance Officer
Dr. Theis is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Texas and began her career working for the Federal Government (Dept. of Veterans Affairs & Federal Bureau of Prisons). As a Certified Compliance Officer, she is responsible for ensuring BDH meets all applicable state and federal guidelines and laws. She has spent the past 16 years working with Geri-Psych and the long term care industry. At Brighter Day Health she is responsible for overseeing the operations of our Telehealth services as well as managing clinical psychological services.