Suncoast PACE, a member of Empath Health, is pleased to announce the appointment of William Burt, M.D., DABFM as the new Chief Medical Director. Burt joins Suncoast PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) with more than a dozen years of experience caring for senior patients.
Suncoast PACE Executive Director Jennifer Kaminsky said Burt brings a lifetime of experience to the Suncoast PACE leadership team.
“Dr. Burt is a physician who is tremendously skilled in working with older patients,” said Kaminsky. “From high school forward, Dr. Burt has been dedicated to improving the lives of others. We are so pleased to add him to our team as a leader with a passion for senior wellness.”
Suncoast PACE is an all-inclusive senior care and support program that provides a medical clinic, day center and any necessary in-home support for participants. The program helps participants manage their health, stay physically, mentally and socially active and maintain safe and independent lives in their homes and in the community.
Burt explains that his mission is to help participants stay healthy by encouraging an active lifestyle.
“We see a lot of people with memory loss, diabetes, obesity, weakening bones, and cancer, among others. Our goal at PACE is to maintain participants’ functionality. We want them to eat healthy, keep their bodies and minds active and stay involved in the community. There are lots of activities here, which is definitely good for participants’ social needs. It keeps participants going so they can be comfortable and live at home.”
About Suncoast PACE
Suncoast PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a nonprofit provider of comprehensive health, adult day care and support services to Pinellas County seniors with chronic health conditions. As a member of Empath Health, we focus on helping participants remain healthy, active, social and independent while living in their own homes through our primary and specialty care, engaging activities and emotional, spiritual and in-home-support. Families and caregivers also are guided with education and support.
About Empath Health
Empath Health is a nonprofit integrated network of care that provides expert, life-changing health care to those with chronic and advanced illnesses. Empath Health includes hospice, home health and physician services, independent living assistance and day care for seniors, HIV services and advance care planning. Contact Empath Health at (727) 467-7423 or EmpathHealth.org.