Innovacare is the leading Medicare Advantage healthcare service provider in North America. In 2011, InnovaCare was awarded a Commendable Accreditation from the National quality assurance committee. Innovacare is led by two great leaders who make its existence and operations quite successful and efficient-; Penelope Kokkinides-Chief Administrative Officer and Dr. Richard Shinto-Chief Executive Officer.
The chief executive officer of InnovaCare’s Health plans, Dr. Richard Shinto, has over 20 years of experience in clinical and operational healthcare services. He is the author of many excellent medical practice books and articles. He studied at the University of California where he received his B.S. he also has a degree in medicine and an M.B.A from the University of New York and the University of Redlands respectively. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch.com
He started his practice of health as an Intern and a pulmonologist in Southern California. In 1996-1997, he served as the Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners before leaving to Cal Optima Health Plan where he was the Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Richard was also the Chief operating officer and chief medical officer at medical pathways Management Company before joining NAMM as the Chief Medical Officer. Before joining InnovaCare, he had the privilege to work as a member of the management team for Aveta Inc. and in 2008 to 2012; he had the honor to serve as its president and chief executive officer.
Penelope Kokkinides also has vast equal experience as Dr. Richard. With over 20 years in practice and extensive training from various renowned universities, he has the expertise in clinical programming and provision of healthcare services. He acquired a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University. He has also studied at New York University where he graduated with a master’s degree in social communications and a post master’s degree program in alcohol and substance abuse. In Columbia University, he acquired a master’s degree in public health.
During his career, Penelope served as the president and chief operating officer for Centerlight and Touchstone health before rejoining InnovaCare health plans as the Chief Administrative Officer. Previously, he had worked at InnovaCare and also at Aveta Inc. as the Chief operating officer.
With two stations and various provider networks, advanced technologies, cost friendly expenses and quality healthcare, InnovaCare health prioritizes healthcare management to tackle the complex and ever-changing healthcare environment of Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Programs. The team also ensures that patients always come first and there is a friendly relationship between the patient and the doctor to provide even better results which are consumer oriented according to HRMR Online.