InnovaCare Health and Its Leadership, Penelope Kokkinides and Rick Shinto

Patients look for many qualities in their healthcare providers, and the healthcare industry needs companies that are managing hospitals and clinics. InnovaCare Health provides leadership to healthcare providers so that patients receive optimum services at affordable costs. This company also creates an environment in which physicians are empowered to provide care with as little red tape as possible. Because when physicians are in charge of their patients, they’re able to provide the most logical healthcare in fewer visits. This leads to better patient outcomes with fewer costs. There are a couple of people who are leading the initiative at InnovaCare Health to better healthcare for patients in a more streamlined process.

Penelope Kokkinides

Over her more than 20 years in the healthcare industry, Kokkinides has worked with Medicare and Medicaid to provide healthcare coverage to people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to it. But she’s been doing this for a long time, and she’s worked for many major companies to gain experience. For instance, she’s worked at Aveta Inc., Centerlight HealthCare, AmeriChoice, and Touchstone Health, usually in the role of chief operating officer. However, at AmeriChoice, she filled the role of Corporate Vice President of Care and Disease Management. Kokkinides is now the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare Health.

Beyond her extensive work history, Kokkinides has also spent years studying and attaining higher degrees to prepare her for her roles. She earned a bachelor’s degree in classical languages and biological sciences, a master’s degree in social work, a master’s degree in public health, and a post-master’s degree in alcohol and substance abuse.

Rick Shinto

Just like Kokkinides, Shinto’s career spans more than 20 years. After completing his medical degree, he started his work as a pulmonologist. He then completed an M.B.A. and moved into the management portion of the healthcare industry. Since then, he’s worked for some major companies, including Aveta, Inc., NAMM California, Cal Optima, Medical Pathways Management, and MedPartners. Shinto is currently the Chief Executive Officer and President at InnovaCare Health.

Shinto also has several awards to his name that further his standing as a key player in the healthcare industry. For instance, he won the Ernst and Young Award and the Access to Caring Award for improving many patients ability to receive healthcare coverage when they normally might not be able to receive it due to financial hardships.

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