InnovaCare Health is a managed healthcare provider that is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Their plans are sold in Puerto Rico and include a provider network, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid plans. There are a number of values that form the mission of InnovaCare Health, the first of which is that the patient always comes first. They offer plans that are designed to be affordable by using the latest technology and offering preventative healthcare.
The President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare Health is Dr. Rick Shinto. He has been in the healthcare field for his entire professional career, first joining the industry as a Pulmonologist and Internist while practicing as a physician in Southern California. In 1996 he transitioned to an executive position, joining MedPartners as the Corporate Vice President of their subsidiary Medical Management. Other positions he has held includes working for NAMM as their Chief Medical Officer as well as holding the same position at Cal Optima Health Plan. Just prior to joining InnovaCare Health, Dr. Rick Shinto was working at Aveta, Inc. as their CEO. Learn more about Penelope on Bizjournals.
Another top leader at InnovaCare Health is Penelope Kokkinides. She is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of the company. She rejoined InnovaCare Health after leaving the company to work elsewhere for a number of years. She specializes in government healthcare plans as well as the managed healthcare plans. Before rejoining InnovaCare Health, Penelope Kokkinides was at Centerlight HealthCare as their Executive Vice President and COO. Other positions she has had include being a Corporate Vice President at AmeriChoice and COO at Touchstone Health.
Penelope earned two bachelor’s degrees while attending Binghamton University, in classical languages and in biological sciences. Penelope Kokkinides holds a master’s degree in social work that she earned at New York University and another master’s in public health that she received at the Columbia University School of Public Health. She also holds a post master’s degree in alcohol and substance abuse. Visit Bloomberg.com for more info on Penelope Kokkinides.
The healthcare industry can be challenging to compete in due to increased regulations over the industry in the last decade. It takes a strong leadership team to meet these challenges while still providing quality, affordable healthcare plans to clients of the company. Dr. Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides are well suited to this challenge and provide the company with effective leadership that can ably meet current and future challenges as they arrive.