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Visionary Leadership Helps InnovaCare Health Succeed

Visionary Leadership Helps InnovaCare Health Succeed

Through the enlightened leadership of CEO Rick Shinto MD and COO/CAO Penelope Kokkinides InnovaCare Health has become one of North America’s leading providers of high-quality managed healthcare services. The company provides physician practice services, Medicare Advantage snd other types of Medicaid plans for hundreds of thousands of people in Puerto Rico as well. InnovaCare Health’s mission is to provide access to coordinated quality healthcare through cost-effective, sustainable models that fully integrate the latest and best technologies for all their patients. It’s a mission championed by Dr. Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides.

Under the leadership of CEO Shinto and COO Penelope Kokkinides InnovaCare Health has redefined healthcare management to enable it to meet the changing needs and challenges of today’s increasingly complex healthcare environment. The company always puts the needs of the patient first and works to build strong patient-provider relationships to improve outcomes and the quality of life for its patients. InnovaCare and its subsidiaries utilize leading physicians and innovative, proven technologies and some of the best facilities in the nation to provide quality care to all of its patients.

CEO Dr. Risck Shinto helps to provide the experienced, visionary leadership InnovaCare Health needs to attain their patient-centered, results-oriented goals. He does so by holding stakeholders to high standards of quality and transparency. This combined with clear vision, effective communication and a in depth research has enabled the company to face tough challenges and find solutions to them. Prior to coming to lead InnovaCare Health Dr. Rick Shinto, an internist and pulmonologist, spent over 20 years in clinical and operational healthcare in the managed care system. He also held leadership positions at Aveta Inc., NAMM California, Medical Pathways Management Company, MedPartners, and Orange County based Cal Optima Health Plan. Dr. Shinto has written extensively on healthcare and clinical medicine.

InnovaCare Health’s Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides has a B.A. in Biological Sciences and Philosophy and Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health and post-masters training in alcohol and substance abuse. She also has extensive experience developing clinical programs and improving organizational infrastructure and inefficiencies while managing healthcare operations and processes on She worked in leadership positions with Aveta Inc., Centerlight HealthCare, Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice before going to InnovaCare Health.

Together Dr. Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides make an effective team.