Innovacare has been an important name in the health industry since its inception, and recent changes in leadership have only led to further innovations in this field. When an already important organization acquires the talents of experts like Penelope Kokkinides. Penelope’s addition to the company was announced in July of 2016, at which time Rick Shinto was already the President and CEO of Innovacare.
Rick Shinto brought 20 years of experience to Innovacare, having been central in bringing medical provider networks to Puerto Rico. He’s driven by his desire to increase awareness of health care and ensuring that there is support for the medical community, including patients and their families. Through this philosophy, he sought to build a culture for both employees and patients that would result in open access to caring that lasts a lifetime. His dedication to these principles brought him to receive the Access to Caring Award during the “Tribute to Caring” gala held by Western University Health Sciences. This same dedication had won him the “Young Entrepreneur of The Year” award during his time with Aveta, Inc.
Penelope Kokkinides was added to the company in June of 2016, bringing her own twenty years of experience in handling government programs, as well as having significant time with the managed care industry. Given Innovacare’s goals being centered on developing new programs to ensure accessibility, her background in creating efficient health care processes and clinical programs are going to be essential to Innovacare’s future. Her background is extensive, including time spent with Centerlight Healthcare, Touchstone Health, AmeriChoice, and UnitedHealth group have left her well prepared for the next steps in Innovacare’s future.
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Innovacare’s direction for the future was immediately evident following the addition of Penelope and, earlier, Rick Shinto. Just two months later Innovacare announced its participation in LAN, the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network with “goals of tying 30 percent of all U.S. health care payments to alternative payment methods.” With an additional purpose of ensuring that in the future providers start seeing payments based not simply on providing services, but on the quality of that care, changing the focus from how much care a patient receives, to the quality of care received by that patient. Visit Penelope’s website at penelopekokkinides.com
With such incredible talent being brought to the board, the future of Innovacare is bright, and we continue to look forward to seeing new and innovative concepts in managed health care coming from them.