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.
Al Forcella, Executive Vice President
Mr. Forcella is a graduate of Temple University with advanced studies at Columbia University and Wharton School of Business. He is a military veteran having served as an officer in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corp. Mr. Forcella began his healthcare career with Marion Laboratories in the 70’s and has remained in the healthcare arena throughout his years as an employee, partner and owner. His industry expertise encompasses Manufacturing, Operations and Sales and Marketing in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, durable medical equipment, and services such as PBM’s and Radiology Benefits Management. He is currently Executive Vice President of Brighter Day Health, a provider of Behavioral Health Services through Telemedicine.
June Maxfeldt, Senior Vice President of Operations
Ms. Maxfeldt has over 20 years’ of experience in the healthcare industry. She is Senior Vice President of Operations for Brighter Day Health and is responsible for clinical and support operations, including billing and collections, human resources, credentialing, provider relations and training as well as the BDH facilitation program for tele-health services. Previously she was the COO, at Deer Oaks Behavioral Health Organization, a multi-state behavioral health company that provides psychological services to residents in nursing homes and retirement communities. She received her Bachelors of Liberal Science in Healthcare Administration from St. Edward’s University and worked as a nursing home administrator and human resources director prior to redirecting her career towards behavioral health.
Dr. Neville Kotwal; Director of Psychiatric Services
Dr Neville Kotwal is a board certified psychiatrist in adult and child psychiatry. He has been treating children for over 21yrs and the geriatric population for over 10 yrs. Dr. Kotwal is committed to utilizing his psychiatric skills to make appropriate diagnosis and is a strong advocate of utilizing minimal medications to treat specific disorders. While utilizing evidenced based best practices he strongly believes in full client collaboration. They know their patients well and utilizing that knowledge along with transparent communication is what he believes will provide the best care. Dr. Loescher is responsible for overseeing and managing clinical psychiatric services as well as coordinating our psychotropic medication reduction program.