InnovaCare Health has pioneered a unique approach to health care; it keeps the focus on the patient/doctor relationship above all else. Even more profound, is that through their thoughtful management, InnovaCare accomplishes this in a very cost-effective, efficient and innovative manner that doesn’t sacrifice quality. On its website, Innovacare lists its priorities as follows:
- Patient come first
- Quality medical care
- Strong patient-provider relationships
- Innovative medical practices and networks
- Growth as an organization.
- Healthcare management works best
- Teams make the most impact
Two vital contributors to this pioneering company are Dr. Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides. Dr. Shinto has a vast array of experience in healthcare, and has over 20-years in the field of healthcare management, both clinically and operationally. He began his medical career as both an internist and Pulmonologist. Currently, he serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare, as well as the CEO of its branch in Puerto Rico. Dr. Shinto has a colorful work-history including: Aveta, Inc., where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, NAMM California, where he served as Chief Medical Officer, Medical Pathways Management Company, where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer, MedPartners as Corporate Vice President, and finally, for Cal Optima Health Plan as Chief Medical Officer. View her infographic resume at Vizualize.me
In addition to all his outstanding accomplishments, Dr. Richard Shinto’s education and authorship also stands apart from the usual. He earned a B.S. from the University of California at Irvine, and his M.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands. He has also written and published many articles on the topics of healthcare and medicine, which have proven quite informative to the healthcare industry
Penelope Kokkinides also brings 20-years’ worth of her own expertise to InnovaCare Health, as well, where she presently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer. Before that, Penelope Kokkinides was both the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Clinical Operations for the Aveta company. She has also helped shape the health models of Centerlight HealthCare, Touchstone Health, and AmeriChoice-where she was of vital importance in both Care Management and Disease Management. Penelope Kokkinides also specializes in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and any other managed-care programs. Her expertise is in developing clinical programs and management plans that center around improving the efficiency of the overall infrastructure.
Penelope Kokkinides earned her Bachelor Degree in Biologic Science and Classical Language from Binghamton University, as well as a Master Degree in Social Work from New York University. She enhanced social work degree with yet another degree in alcohol and substance abuse. In addition to all the other amazing accomplishments in her life, Kokkinides also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University.
It is no wonder that InnovaCare Health is as successful as it is, great minds like this at the helm. InnovaCare is ran as a tight ship, and the great people that work there remain laser-focused on the initial goals, with the sheer intent of never losing sight of them.