InnovaCare health is the leading provider of health care management services in North America. Through its provider networks, Medicaid programs and Medicare Advantage the renowned health care facility is committed to providing access to quality health care by creating cost-effective, sustainable models and fully integrated with advanced technologies.
InnovaCare strives to coordinate innovative and quality care to patients across America, with a mission to redefine heath care management to mitigate the challenges of modern complex health care environment.
The growth of an organization requires experienced and focused leadership, for the achievement of result oriented goals and corporate integrity. Teams make the most impact on the pursuit of a clear vision, a willingness to find solutions challenges and effective communication.
InnovaCare under the able leadership of Rick Shinto, M.D. and Penelope Kokkinides has grown to become the leading health care management provider. We will look at the careers of these two innovative leaders.
Richard Shinto, M.D., MBA
Dr. Richard Shinto, M.D., MBA, is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of InnovaCare, Inc. His career spans more than 20 years of managed operational and clinical healthcare. In 2008 he served as the C.E.O and President of Aveta Inc. until its sale in 2012. He continues to serve as CEO of InnovaCare health plans in Puerto Rico.
Before becoming the chief executive officer of Aveta Inc., Dr. Shinto was the chief medical officer of NAMM California. Prior to joining NAMM, Dr.Shinto worked as the chief medical officer and chief operating officer for medical pathways management company. He later served from 1996 to 1997 as the corporate vice president of medical management for MedPartners. He left to become Cal Optima Health Plan Chief Medical Officer in Orange County, California. Dr.Shinto began his tenure of health in Southern California as an internist and pulmonologist.
He is also the author of several articles on clinical medicine and healthcare. He received his B.S from the University of California at Irvine. He later got his degree from the state university of New York and an M.B.A from the University of Redlands. Read more about Rick on Businesswire
Penelope Kokkinides presently is the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare, Inc. She joined InnovaCare in June of 2015. Before this, Kokkinides served as the chief Operating Officer of InnovaCare, Inc., Aveta Inc and also as Vice president of clinical operations. Kokkinides career spans more than 20 years in the health care sector and specialized in the managed care industry and government programs (Medicare Medicaid). She has extensive expertise and knowledge in managing health care processes and operations developing clinical programs with a focus on improving organizational and efficiencies.
Before rejoining InnovaCare, Inc., Kokkinides worked as chief operating officer and executive vice president for Center light HealthCare responsible for overall strategic direction of managed care division and management. She was also the corporate vice president for care management and chief operating officer of Touchstone health and disease management at AmeriChoice, which is a business unit of UnitedHealth Group, here she was instrumental in the implementation and development of the company’s health model.
Kokkinides obtained a bachelor’s degree in classical languages and biological sciences from Binghamton University; she also holds a master’s degree in social work from New York University and a public health master’s degree from Columbia University School, a post master program in advance degree in alcohol and substance abuse.
With all these qualifications from InnovaCare heads its now understood why the health facility is the leading provider in health facilities and still growing.