InnovaCare Health is a leader when it comes physician practice services and Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans. The company is known for using cost-effective, sustainable models that fully integrate the most advanced technologies. A major part of the reason for their success is their innovative leadership. Two of InnovaCare Health’s most prominent leaders are CEO Dr. Rick Shinto and Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides. These two people have helped to guide the company’s actions and policies that have enabled it to provide high-quality care for its clients while remaining profitable.
Patients are the top priority at InnovaCare Health. The goal of their broad benefit coverage and coordinated care model is to ensure patients get the quality care they need regardless of their payment method. It is this focus that has made the company one of North America’s best when it comes to high-quality, innovative care in today’s diverse, constantly changing healthcare setting. CEO Shinto and CAO Kokkinides’ social service background and perspective play a major role in this. This type of patient-centered care has led to improved patient outcomes and helped redefine healthcare management.
InnovaCare Health’s president and CEO Rick Shinto, M.D. is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook where he earned his medical degree. He also spent over 20 years working in operational and clinical healthcare management and was a practicing internist and pulmonologist. Prior to becoming CEO of InnovaCare Health, he was CEO and president of Aveta Inc., NAMM California and Medical Pathways Management Company’s Chief Medical Officer and MedPartner’s vice president of Medical Management. Rick Shinto also served as Cal Optima Health Plan’s CMO. He has written numerous articles on clinical medicine and healthcare. Dr. Rick Shinto received Western University of Health Sciences Access to Caring Award.
CAO Penelope Kokkinides graduated from Binghamton University with a BS in biological sciences, has an MSW from NYU, a post-master’s advanced degree dealing with alcohol and substance abuse and graduated from Columbia School of Public Health with a masters in public health. She also spent over 20 years as a specialist in managed care and government programs. She has developed clinical programs along with managing health care operations and processes. Her focus was improving organizational infrastructure and inefficiencies. Kokkinides was Centerlight HealthCare’s executive VP and COO, COO of Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice’s corporate VP for Case and Disease Management. She has vast experience in developing, implementing and managing effective health care models.
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