Dr. Bryan White Dallas MD expresses how the new Palliative Care Quality Collaborative will work to improve care by providing superior quality measurement, reporting, and more.
The Palliative Care Quality Collaborative (PCQC) was founded in 2019, as a palliative care organization designed to provide superior data, and ultimately better care, to patients. The PCQC is now the leading voice in measuring quality, reporting, benchmarking, and overall palliative care system improvement.
“The new Palliative Care Quality Collaborative is combining the best aspects of several other organizations into one,” Palliative care expert Dr. Bryan White Dallas says. “This means less time is spent comparing the results of separate organizations and more time spent improving the system.”
Dr. Bryan White Dallas explains that the PCQC will streamline the data collection and reporting processes. Patient-level and program-level data will be collected, then it will unified and integrated across registries. The goal, as described by Dr. Bryan White Dallas, is to improve the overall quality of palliative care as well as research and accountability.
“This organization will be just as beneficial for doctors as it is for patients,” Dr. Bryan White Dallas says. “Those of us who are passionate about palliative care will have more insight into what our patients and their caregivers are experiencing and how we can improve that experience.”
The PCQC will offer support, infrastructure, and guidance to clinicians and palliative care practices. Clinicians and practices will be able to compare themselves to their peers and see where they stand in terms of care, service, and more. Dr. Bryan White Dallas explains that the PCQC will also measure its own performance as well.
“The goal of this organization is to offer the most useful data, education, shared experiences, and more,” Dr. Bryan White Dallas says. “The PCQC will track how many practices, clinicians, and more are joining and leaving the organization. That data will be used to see how effectively the PCQC is operating.”
Years ago, Dr. Bryan White Dallas explains, palliative care was seen as different or lesser than other types of medical care. In recent years, palliative care clinicians and practices are being held to the same quality standards as other health services. However, clinicians and practices haven’t had a definitive way to view, compare, and discuss essential data.
“Palliative care practices have been lacking this key organization,” Dr. Bryan White Dallas says. “Finally, we’ll have the data needed to understand where we’re succeeding and where we may be lacking, so we can provide superior care for every single patient.”
The Palliative Care Quality Collaborative was developed in 2019, and an executive director and board of directors have recently been put in place. The organization is expected to go live this summer.
For decades, Dr. Bryan White, MD of Hospice has taken on leadership roles with several medical facilities in the state of Texas to help improve their offerings and ensure quality care for all. Serving as the Senior Consultant for a pair of Hospice centers within the Dignity Team Health group, he streamlines both Hospice locations to be better equipped to face greater challenges and provide enhanced solutions.
Dr. Bryan White MD, of Hospice graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in 1992 and has been an active leader in the medical field ever since. In this time, he has become Board Certified in Internal Medicine and today is a Diplomate of the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Recently, Dr. White accepted the position of Senior Consultant with Dignity Hospice where he oversees care at both the Dallas and Houston locations.
“I’m very honored to be offered the position of Senior Consultant,” says Dr. Bryan White, MD of Hospice. “It’s a tremendous responsibility that I believe my unique work experience and medical
schooling have prepared me for. In this role, I can help ensure best practices across the board,
including new protocols for reduced medication dosages that will better protect patients’ health
in the long run.”
The two Dignity Hospice locations he will consult are part of Dignity Team Health, which is a Texas-based provider of private care, hospice, and home health care for patients requiring various levels of assistance. The group provides hospice care with an individualized plan of care suited for each individual patient.
“The people behind Dignity Hospice are making a real difference in the lives of patients in our community through specialized care tailored to meet the needs of the patient and their family,” says Dr. Bryan White, MD of Hospice. “The non-profit organization founded by Dignity is founded on a few key missions that set them apart, such as empathy through benevolence and development through education.”
Serving as the Senior Consultant for Dignity Team Health, Dr. Bryan White, MD of Hospice will lead efforts to restructure and streamline both Texas Hospice locations in the network. Having demonstrated superior work as an internist, expert clinical knowledge, and a long history in operations, he was hand-picked to lead the Dignity Hospices. Confident in their choice, the group believes Dr. White will help maximize care for patients of all ages in nearby communities.
At the Ennis Care Center, nursing patients undergo wellness and rehabilitation in one of the most technically advanced facilities in the state of Texas. Offering residents a truly unique and rewarding experience, the center has also been lauded for its unparalleled medical care under the guidance of Medical Director Dr. Bryan White, MD.
Dr. Bryan White, MD was appointed the position of Medical Director of Ennis Care Center in 2019, bringing more than 25 years of professional leadership and medical experience. In this role, he upholds the center’s mission to provide unparalleled wellness and rehabilitation to all its patients and helps the facility remain an industry leader in the state.
Over the years, Dr. Bryan White, MD has proven his worth both as a healthcare provider and a respected leader, having attended at more than a dozen facilities during his tenure in skilled nursing and long-term care. Today at Ennis Care Center, he leads a team of professionals who strive to provide only the best medical care available to their long-term residents who receive tailored plans based on their varying needs and preferences.
This is where Ennis Care Center shines: the staff is committed to person-centric healthcare and wellness, which ensures an individualized approach to care for each resident. Dr. Bryan White, MD crafts a bespoke plan for all residents that delivers personal attention and aims for improved health. The holistic approach of Dr. White and his team sets an advanced standard of care for other long-term facilities both in Texas and beyond.
The mission of Ennis Care Center is to deliver compassionate care, innovative programming, and multi-disciplinary engagement, and they’ve developed a reputation for just that. The unique approach at the center ensures all residents are given a tailored therapeutic program that promotes choice, purpose, and connection in their day-to-day lives. The facility also delivers an innovative life-enrichment program, which gives residents opportunities to set individual goals and explore personal interests during their stay. Residents can choose from activities like reading gatherings, veteran groups, coffee and conversation clubs, art therapy classes, movie nights and much more.
“We never want to put our residents in a position where they don’t feel they have a choice,” says Dr. Bryan White, MD. “Everyone staying at the Ennis Care Center is offered a range of opportunities for personal interactions and a long list of exciting activities to partake in, depending on their individual preferences. Our facility also utilizes a robust life-enrichment program focuses on social engagement and personal connection so all residents receive the absolute best care available, suited to their needs.”
To achieve personal growth in each resident, Dr. Bryan White MD employs advanced recreational technology that is adapted to their unique abilities and interests. The activities he makes available at the Ennis Care Center are designed to enhance cognitive ability, physical and occupational health, wellness, independence, and familial connections among other beneficial factors. As Medical Director, he ensures the facility remains at the cutting edge of technology and continues serving as a model for nursing homes across the country.
Mercury Healthcare Management, managed by CEO Bryan White, is a personnel management company for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants providing care for nursing home patients in Texas. White oversees production, which is a tremendous resource to the medical professionals in Dallas, Tarrant, Ellis and Hood counties as well as the patients they take care of.
Medical professional Bryan White serves a number of key management roles in healthcare facilities across the state of Texas. In these roles, he ensures each practice operates at its highest caliber and delivers many modern solutions to obstacles at healthcare units like nursing homes and care centers. Today, he serves as the manager for Mercury Healthcare Management, which oversees more than 800 nursing home and skilled nursing patients in Texas.
Bryan White has taken on the management role in addition to his position as CEO so he can ensure all the facilities under his guidance strive to set the bar for medical practices everywhere. His work helps patients receive optimal care long-term and assists teams in the healthcare industry achieve greater success in their fields.
One of the central focuses of Bryan White’s career is to make certain that the patients in his community and in his state have access to top-notch medical care run by the best professionals available in the field. In the past, he has served as a Senior Consultant with Dignity Hospice, a Medical Director at Ennis Care Center, and worked as a practicing internist in Dallas. In addition, he’s a Diplomate of the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
Since earning his degree in 1992 he’s achieved a reputation for excellence and has been awarded many distinctions for his contributions to medicine including a subspecialty board certification by the ABIM in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In recent years, Bryan White has focused on geriatrics and hospice care where he ensures facilities run properly and enacts safer protocols that protect the lives of elderly patients.
Streamlining care at medical locations across the state of Texas, Bryan White sees to it that his peers are equipped to meet the diverse and growing needs of patients in Dallas, Tarrant, Ellis and Hood counties. His help upholds and improves upon a certain level of quality that patients in Texas have come to expect from their medical care providers.
Serving as the manager for Mercury Healthcare Management is only one of his most recent efforts to improve medical care on a large scale. In the past, White also instituted a dosage reduction protocol for antidepressant administration for patients in nursing homes and presented a dosage reduction protocol for antipsychotic medications in dementia patients to the Texas Medical Foundation open forum.
For decades, Dr. Bryan White MD has helmed a number of medical facilities in Texas, ensuring that all patients receive dedicated and attentive care that exceeds expectations. This year, he celebrates his 20th anniversary as Medical Director at Cedar Hill Nursing Home.
Dr. Bryan White MD has served in many professional roles during a career in the medical industry that stretches back decades. As a highly-qualified leader, he has been instrumental in the continuation and growth of some of Texas’ most respected medical facilities. This year marks two full decades that he’s helmed the staff, patients, procedures, and overall care at the Cedar Hill Nursing Home.
At Cedar Hill, Dr. Bryan White MD ensures the facility offers a range of lifestyle options that allow each resident to live the life they’d like to live with as few restrictions as possible. Through tailored amenities and individualized care, Cedar Hill creates an exciting and inviting atmosphere that is conducive to positive health. Residents feel at home under the medical guidance of Dr. White and the expert staff at Cedar Hill.
Also on property, residents are provided generous personal space as well as a variety of dedicated rooms for activities, dining, social groups, and more. Sizeable rooms and lodging give residents the comfort of having their own place to call home while enjoying customized services throughout. Dr. Bryan White MD ensures that residents also have extremely friendly and knowledgeable assisted living caregivers to meet their health needs. With a focus on personalized wellness, residents can rely on 24-hour service from highly-trained team members at the nursing home.
“We strive to deliver only the best care available that is tailored to every resident’s unique needs,” says Medical Director Dr. Bryan White MD. “No one is just another number at our facilities; every resident is treated as an individual and given the respect and attention they deserve.”
In addition to serving as Medical Director at Cedar Hill Nursing Home, Dr. Bryan White MD has also taken on the role of Senior Consultant with Dignity Hospice, ensuring patients receive top-notch medical care and attention. Dr. White leads efforts to enhance the pair of Hospice locations in Texas to be better equipped to meet patient needs across the board.
In the past, Dr. Bryan White MD was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the medical industry as an internist in Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in 1992, and he has been in practice ever since. During his 27 years of service, he has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine and invited to be a Diplomate of the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In addition, he has received a subspecialty board certification by the ABIM in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
For decades, Bryan White of Dallas has served as a medical professional in a number of roles where he delivers modern solutions to problems in healthcare facilities across the state. In addition to taking on the Medical Director position at Ennis Care Center, he is also the manager for Mercury Healthcare Management in Texas
Bryan White of Dallas strives to set the bar for medical professionals everywhere, regularly dividing his time between a number of leadership positions in Texas. Besides serving as CEO of the company, he’s taken on the role of manager for Mercury Healthcare Management, which helps individuals and teams in the healthcare industry achieve greater success in their fields.
Mercury Healthcare Management, headed by Bryan White of Dallas, is a personnel management company for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who provide care for nursing home patients in Dallas County. With the company’s help, these professionals learn to improve their work and increase their capacity to care for patients in Texas.
Currently, Mercury Healthcare Management manages nearly a thousand nursing homes and skilled nursing patients in Dallas, Tarrant, Ellis and Hood counties. Through management services offered through the company, these professionals can improve evaluation and treatment, ensuring processes run more smoothly so patients have more reliable healthcare.
One of the primary focuses of Bryan White’s career is to ensure people in his community have equal access to top-notch medical care. Following this ideal, he has served as a Senior Consultant with Dignity Hospice, a Medical Director at Ennis Care Center, and worked as a practicing internist in Dallas. In addition, he’s a Diplomate of the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Bryan White of Dallas graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in 1992, and he has practiced medicine ever since. He’s had an impressive career spanning nearly three decades already, and he’s earned many distinctions for his contributions to medicine including a subspecialty board certification by the ABIM in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
For years now, Bryan White of Dallas has turned his attention to geriatrics and hospice care, where he improves practices by implementing elements such as new dosage reduction protocols.
“Medicine has come a long way in a short amount of time, and we’ve made more progress in the past few decades than we did over hundreds of years of practice,” says Bryan White of Dallas. “However, there’s still a lot we need to uncover, and there are plenty of corrections we need to make to current medical practices.”
Streamlining care at medical locations across Texas, White ensures that his peers are better equipped to meet the growing needs of patients everywhere. Serving as the manager for Mercury Healthcare Management is only his most recent effort to improve medicine on a large scale.
A medical professional providing state-of-the-art care to patients in the Dallas area, Dr. Bryan White MD has developed a reputation for delivering personalized healthcare and enacting dosage reduction protocols across the state. To maximize the output and capabilities of Ennis Care Center in Texas, he’s recently stepped in as the facility’s medical director.
As Medical Director of Ennis Care Center, Dr. Bryan White MD helps ensure that the facility continues providing unparalleled services that uphold its mission of person-centered healthcare. Under his guidance, the center delivers a specialized therapeutic program that promotes choice, purpose, and connection for residents through daily multi-disciplinary engagement.
Before taking on the role of Medical Director, Dr. Bryan White MD served in a number of professional healthcare roles across Texas. Dr. White attended at more than a dozen facilities during his tenure and delivered skilled nursing and long-term care, preparing him for future leadership roles. He was appointed Medical Director of Ennis Care Center earlier this month after demonstrating expertise across a career spanning 25 years of exceptional service.
Every medical professional at Ennis Care Center is committed to person-centric healthcare and wellness and strives to offer each resident personal attention. In this way, Dr. Bryan White MD and his peers are able to building lasting relationships and improve the quality of life for all their residents. The mission at Ennis Care Center is to deliver compassionate care and innovative programming, and Dr. White ensures that’s exactly what they achieve each day.
“The Ennis Care Center community utilizes innovations in medicine and care to ensure a comfortable and inviting environment for every single one of our residents,” says Dr. Bryan White MD. “Our robust life-enrichment program focuses on social engagement and personal connection so all residents receive the attention they deserve in an inviting atmosphere.”
At the Center, Dr. White helps enact a sophisticated program that offers every resident the opportunity to set new goals and explore personal interests in all dimensions of wellness. This effective component allows residents to participate in enriching activities like reading groups, coffee clubs, Bible studies, art therapy, veteran groups, gardening, movie nights, lively conversation and more.
In addition, residents of Ennis Care Center also have the benefit of animal therapy on property where equestrian therapy is employed, animal therapy groups frequently visit, and robotic pet therapy is available 24/7. This unique offering helps residents gain a sense of compassion and allows them to build enriching relationships to improve their overall experience.
As the new medical director of Ennis Care Center, Dr. Bryan White MD ensures the facility regularly employs a range of services and solutions that cater to each resident’s unique abilities and interests. In this way, he and other medical professionals enhance cognitive ability, physical and occupational health, wellness, independence, and familial connections among other beneficial factors.
For decades, Dr. Bryan White, MD has helped various medical facilities reform and find alternative solutions that ensure all patients receive care with minimal risks. Helping reform medication dosages in nursing homes, he has instituted a reduction protocol that keeps antidepressant administration in check in elderly patients.
Dr. Bryan White, MD is a medical professional in Texas who has been an instrumental voice in many dosage reduction protocols throughout the state. Through his efforts, he ensures that patients receive appropriate care and medication that doesn’t threaten their well-being while being treated for other conditions.
Recently, Dr. Bryan White, MD has instituted a dosage reduction protocol for antidepressant administration for patients in nursing homes. Today, there are thousands of nursing homes across the country that regularly use antidepressants to treat a range of issues. Dr. White warns his peers against relying too heavily on these medications and prompts them to reconsider using heavy doses in nursing home patients.
“Antidepressants can do a lot of good for people as they balance out chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters that determine our mood and how we feel overall,” says Dr. Bryan White, MD. “However, they can do damage to our bodies if large doses are used for prolonged periods of time, especially in elderly patients who may not have the strongest organs to begin with.”
Certain medications can help boost our mood and provide enough benefit to overcome the symptoms of depression. Antidepressants can help people achieve regular peaceful sleep, improve their appetite, and allow them to enjoy activities with a more positive mood.
Since around the late 1980s, America has implemented selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) into psychological treatment. These antidepressants are some of the country’s most widely-prescribed medications and have been used to treat conditions in almost every age range. Since first being introduced, their use has expanded from treating only depression and anxiety to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and many other psychiatric conditions.
These types of antidepressants, SSRIs, are typically safer than other forms of antidepressants (such as tricyclic) for elderly patients, mainly because they don’t disturb heart rhythms and typically don’t cause dizziness. However, liver function is a lot less efficient in elderly patients, and they may find more appropriate prescriptions in rapidly metabolized drugs like sertraline. Regardless, the amount of antidepressants they take each day will ultimately determine the harmful impacts these medications have on the body.
“By instituting this new protocol, we can reduce the harm done to elderly patients everywhere,” says Dr. Bryan White, MD. “Already, it has led to a significant reduction in the use of unneeded antidepressant medications in nursing home patients. The protocol has been especially successful in multiple facilities that provide skilled and long term nursing care, helping physicians deliver only the safest and most appropriate health care. Hopefully other states will catch on soon.”
Dr. Bryan White, MD is a practicing Internist in Dallas, TX who encourages reform and upgraded technologies to improve both physicians’ and patients’ experiences. Dr. White presented a dosage reduction protocol for antipsychotic medications in dementia patients to the Texas Medical Foundation open forum.
For decades, Dr. Bryan White, MD has championed better medical care and improved procedures in facilities across the country. He consistently encourages upgrades in technology and medication and often prompts doctors to seek alternative solutions or reduced dosages instead of relying on a one-size-fits-all type approaches to care.
Dr. Bryan White, MD graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in 1992, and he has been in practice for nearly 30 years now. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Diplomate of the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Recognized for his distinguished work, White has also received a subspecialty board certification by the ABIM in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. White has opened the discussion of dosage reduction protocols for antipsychotic medications in dementia patients. He first presented this idea to the Texas Medical Foundation open forum where it quickly gained traction among his peers. Open forums such as these allow professionals to propose ideas and collaborate on new solutions to improve care everywhere. Nursing home administrators and directors of nursing participated in Dr. White’s conference call from all over the state.
“The Texas Medical Foundation is known for impactful campaigns and expert consultations that help improve physician offerings across the state,” says Dr. Bryan White, MD. “It’s the perfect environment for discussing a dosage reduction protocol for antipsychotic medications, especially in dementia patients.”
The focus of the Texas Medical Foundation (TMF) is on promoting quality health and health care through contracts with federal, state, and local governments in addition to private organizations. TMF partners with providers in a variety of settings to ensure that every patient receives the appropriate care, every time.
The foundation has had an impactful history that extends back decades; in 1984, TMF was awarded the Medicare peer review organization contract to perform medical reviews for Medicare beneficiaries. Ever since, the contract has evolved to also include quality improvement activities in hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices and home health agencies. Recently, the foundation has expanded to offer consulting services to ensure quality care across the state.
“It was paramount that we addressed the use of antipsychotic medications in dementia patients–as dosage amounts didn’t always align with the need,” says Dr. Bryan White, MD. “These medications have been found to increase mortality in patients with dementia, many of whom live in nursing homes in Texas. I’m proud to say we are making real progress on this subject, and the protocol has already been successful in multiple facilities that provide care in locked units for people afflicted with dementia.”
As a medical professional with decades of experience to his name, Bryan White of Dallas was recently appointed as Medical Director of Ennis Care Center. Below, he shares how the Ennis Care Center strives to set the bar for medical facilities across the nation and what separates it from the competition
For years, Bryan White of Dallas demonstrated his professional expertise and his dedication to top-notch medical care to residents in Texas. Earlier this month he was appointed Medical Director of Ennis Care Center, having exemplified outstanding executive experience across 25 years and having attended at more than a dozen facilities during his tenure in skilled nursing and long-term care.
He’s a firm believer in the real change the staff at Ennis Care Center provides to those in need of ongoing care, and believes there’s no other facility like it in the whole state. At the Center, everyone is committed to person-centric healthcare and wellness so that each resident receives the personal attention they deserve. The holistic approach allows Bryan White of Dallas and other professionals to deliver an advanced standard of care and an improved quality of life to their residents.
The mission of the Ennis Care Center is to deliver compassionate care, innovative programming, and multi-disciplinary engagement, and it’s developed a reputation for just that. Today, residents receive a tailored, specialized therapeutic program that promotes choice, purpose, and connection in their daily lives. Because of its dedication to exceptional care, Ennis Care Center retains their staff for years of tenure.
One of the most effective components at the Center is the innovative life enrichment program, which provides each resident with the opportunity to set new goals and explore personal interests in all dimensions of wellness. Each day is filled with wellness activities like reading groups, Bible studies, art therapy, veteran groups, coffee and conversation clubs, gardening, community engagement, movie nights and more.
As the medical director of the facility, Bryan White of Dallas employs a variety of recreational technology that is adapted to each resident’s unique abilities and interests. In this way, the content of their activities is designed to enhance cognitive ability, physical and occupational health, wellness, independence, and familial connections among other beneficial factors.
The Center also employs animal therapy on property. Here, residents can enjoy equestrian therapy and frequent visits from animal therapy groups in addition to access to robotic pet therapy 24/7. This connection helps each resident gain a sense of compassion and care for the animals they form lasting relationships with.
“The Ennis Care Center community utilizes thoughtful innovation to ensure a comfortable and inviting environment for every single one of our residents,” says Bryan White of Dallas. “Our robust life enrichment program focuses on social engagement and personal connection so all residents receive well-rounded care.”