InnovaCare Health is the perfect example of an integrated healthcare firm that strives to improve lives by offering value-based care. Moreover, it takes pride in a team of preeminent and experienced leaders. The leaders use their expertise and proven records to help the organization effectively meet and exceed the increasing demands in the healthcare industry.
Through leveraging both operational and operational skills of the leaders, the organization gives its partners confidence by tapping available opportunities for improved quality, engagements, and margins using a value-based model. Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides are the two leaders whose contributions have significantly enhanced the growth and development of this healthcare organization.
Rick Shinto currently serves as the President and CEO of InnovaCare Health. With his vast experience of more than twenty-five years in clinical and operational healthcare, he has a lot to offer in managed care. Also, he presents a proven track record in innovative models with a focus on improving the quality of services, clients’ satisfaction, as well as the financial performance of the organization. Shinto also sits as the CEO of various subsidiaries owned by InnovaCare such as MMM Healthcare.
Prior to his debut in InnovaCare Health, he served different roles in various organizations in the healthcare industry such as Aveta Inc., Medical Pathways, and MedPartners among others.
Under Shinto’s management, MMM Healthcare has grown to be Puerto Rico’s oldest and largest Advantage Plan in the provision of Medicare. Today, it has over 250,000 lives under its wings.
Penelope Kokkinides is InnovaCare’s Chief Administrative Officer since mid-2015. Before this role, she worked at this healthcare company as the COO and deputy president for its clinical operations. Kokkinides boasts of over 20-years’ experience in the healthcare industry. She primarily deals with government-based programs, that is, Medicare and Medicaid as well as the field of managed care. Throughout her career journey, Kokkinides has acquired a robust knowledge base and skills on how to develop clinical programs and control processes in healthcare. Her efforts seek to improve efficiency in operations and structure of the organization.
Before her current role at InnovaCare Health, Penelope Kokkinides worked for Centerlight HealthCare. Here, her primary task involved managing the overall business of the organization and overseeing the strategic course in its managed care department. Kokkinides also held other prestigious positions in different healthcare organizations including Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice.
For Kokkinides, the educational qualifications in biological sciences, classical languages, social work, public health, as well as alcohol and drug abuse has been a significant stepping stone for her career.