InnovaCare Health Thrives Under the Leadership of Dr. Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides

Dr. Richard Shinto

Dr. Richard Shinto currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare Health in Puerto Rico. Between 2008 and 2012, he served as Aveta’s President and Chief Executive Officer and before that he was a member of its management team. Dr. Shinto has over two decades of experience in clinical and operational healthcare. Before making his way up as Aveta’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shinto was the Chief Medical Officer of NAMM California. Previously, Dr. Shinto was Medical Pathways Management Company’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer before joining NAMM California. After working as MedPartner’s Corporate Vice President of Medical Management between 1996 and 1997, Dr. Shinto moved to Cal Optima Health Plan as the Chief Medical Officer.Dr. Shinto began his career as an internist and pulmonologist in South California. Besides, he is an accomplished author of articles on clinical medicine and health care. He holds a Medical Degree from the State University of New York, B.S from the University of California, and an M.B.A from the University of Redlands.

Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope serves as InnovaCare Health’s Chief Administrative Officer. She has over two decades of experience in health care majoring in in government programs, Medicaid and Medicare. Penelope Kokkinides also has extensive experience in managed care industry. In fact, she is an expert in developing clinical programs and managing health care processes. That has helped her improve efficiency and organizational infrastructure at InnovaCare Health.Previously, Kokkinides served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Centrelight HealthCare. Here, Kokkinides would manage and provide strategic direction in the managed care division. She has also served as Touchstone’s Chief Operating Officer as well as AmeriChoice’s Vice President of Care Management and Disease Management. Kokkinides was instrumental in the development and implementation of AmeriChoice’s health care model.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare is the leading provider of managed healthcare services in Penelope Kokkinides. It operates Puerto Rico’s leading health plans, MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. It has a membership base of over 200,000 individuals served by a network of over 7,500 care providers. Besides, InnovaCare Health manages two Medicaid plans within Puerto Rico’s Government Health Plan (GHP). InnovaCare Health commits to providing quality healthcare by creating innovative, economical, and sustainable managed care models. It also looks forward to fully integrating its managed care models with advanced technologies.

InnovaCare Health Is In the Great Hands of Richard Shinto (CEO) and Penelope Kokkinides

InnovaCare is the leader in the provision of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Plans, as well as physician practice services. The company has shown consistent commitments towards providing quality health care through the creation of cost-effective and sustainable models that take full advantage of the most recent technologies.

InnovaCare runs two Medicare Advantage plans – PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare – in Puerto Rico. Both plans enjoy a membership base of close to 200,000 people served by a network made up of over 7500 providers.

The company is presently under the leadership of Richard A. Shinto, M.D who serves as the CEO, the president, as well as the director. He is also the CEO at MMM Healthcare, Inc. Before joining InnovaCare, Rick Shinto worked as the CEO of PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare, Inc., and in the same capacity at Aveta Inc.

Doctor Rick Shinto, as he is popularly known, boasts of an extensive experience in both clinical and operational healthcare in the world of managed care. At NAMM California, Rick served as the chief medical officer.

Before joining NAMM, he was the COO and CMO at Medical Pathways Management Company. He has worked in other companies such as MedPartners (between 1996 and 1997) and Cal Optima Health Plan in California’s Orange County. He began his career as an internist and pulmonologist in southern California. Rick Shinto graduated from the University of California at Irvine, with Bachelor of Science and a medical degree from State University of New York, Stony Brook. He holds an MBA from the University of Redlands. Read this article at Open Minds.

The chief administrative officer of InnovaCare Health is Penelope Kokkinides – she rejoined the firm in June 2015. She had served the company earlier in the capacity of a chief operating officer and the vice president of Clinical Operations. Just like Dr. Rick Shinto, Penelope has more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry with a focus on government programs (Medicaid and Medicare) as well as the managed care industry. Penelope boasts of vast knowledge and expertise in the creation of clinical programs and the management of healthcare operations and processes – specializing in the improvement of efficiencies and infrastructure of organizations.

In an interview with ideas mensch, she said that she could not clearly define her typical day as it is never the same. Penelope travels a lot and is constantly in search of ways to help her remain productive. She is usually more productive while in the air attributing it to the fact that it is the most peaceful part of her day.

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