PENELOPE KOKKINIDES CONTRIBUTION TO INNOVACARE HEALTH

InnovaCare Health is a leader in providing managed health care services in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The organization comes up with innovative models that offer high quality, affordable services to patients at the same time increasing the efficiency of physicians. Innovative Healthcare was founded on strong values where the interests of the patient come first. They believe in healthy relationships between the provider and the patient, therefore, enhancing the quality of services offered. They believe that pursuit of a common goal, clear communication and endeavoring to find solutions to the challenges that come up are the foundations of good teamwork.

 

At the helm of InnovaCare Health is Rick Shinto as the Chief Executive Officer and President. He formed the foundation of InnovaCare in 1998 when he joined North American Medical Management (NAMM) where he helped organizations provide quality healthcare more efficiently. In 2003, they formed a partnership between Straus Group and NAMM. The following years saw immense growth in the partnership including the acquisition of MMM Healthcare. In 2012, they sold some properties and formed InnovaCare which runs the subsidiaries that were not sold.

 

In June 2012, Penelope Kokkinides rejoined the organization as the Chief Administrative Officer. She had previously served as the Chief Operating Officer as well as Clinical Operations Vice President. Penelope brings to the organization over 20 years of experience in managed care. She has worked for Medicare and Medicaid, US government programs as well as in the managed care industry where she developed programs to improve efficiency. She previously worked in many organizations where she formulated managed care services strategies.

 

Recently, the management appointed Peter Zafris as the new Sales and Marketing Vice President. He is experienced in strategic planning for the managed care industry. Frank Izquierdo was also named as the new Vice President for Corporate Contracting and Network Development. CEO Rick Shinto is confident that the two will bring an invaluable contribution to the organization.

 

To improve healthcare in Peurto Rico, InnovaCare established over 30 mobile clinics following a storm disaster. The clinics provide immediate as well as long-term health care and have served over 250,000 natives. InnovaCare facilitates these clinics by covering the medical bills for the patients. Recently, Penelope attended a forum by US President Donald Trump to discuss federal health care legislation. During the conference, Penelope spoke about underfunding of the health sector in Peurto Rico. She urged the government to provide adequate funding to the residents for quality services to be delivered to them. Underfunding may lead the residents to move to the States where they may not afford the cost of healthcare.