Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides: the leaders of InnovaCare Health

Innovacare manages the leading healthcare plans in Puerto Rico. The company is committed to quality health care and reforms made to improve how healthcare is managed. Dr Rick Shinto, the current president of InnovaCare, has worked in the field of healthcare for more than 20 years. Before joining the InnovaCare team he held many high ranking positions at the Medical Pathways Management Company, MedPartners, Cal Optima Health Plan, and NAMM California. Before becoming the Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare, Penelope Kokkinides was the Chief Operating Officer and Vice president of the company. She earned these titles after 20 years of experience with Medicare and Medicaid programs. She was the Chief Operating Officer at Centerlight HealthCare before becoming the leading lady at InnovaCare.

In 2012 Rich Shinto was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Service category. He earned this award through his outstanding entrepreneurship, success, and dedication to his business. Two years later he received the Access to Caring Award. This award is given at the “A Tribute to Caring” gala at the Western University of Health Science to someone who makes significant efforts to providing healthcare to those who have little access to it.

In an interview with IdeaMensch, Penelope Kokkinides says every day is different and she enjoys it because it keeps her on her toes. Through all of the stresses of everyday life, she finds travel times to be the most productive parts of the day. That’s where she brings her ideas to life. She doesn’t do all of her brainstorming on her own though. the InnovaCare team is essential to developing and implementing her ideas. She also gives thanks to technology for connecting individuals because it has transformed businesses. Without technology, her brainstorming sessions would be much less productive.

Penelope Kokkinides recommends that everybody stays involved in whats going on in his or her industry. Staying organized and structured is another business tip from Kokkinides.

On October 2, 2014, InnovaCare announced that its secondary company, MMM Healthare, LLC, gained new contracts. This brought about new partnerships, management, and opportunity.

On August 2, 2016, InnovaCare joined the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. As a partner, Innovacare is making steps towards enacting alternative payment methods for healthcare.


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