Two of the top designers and planners to InnovaCare Health’s prolonged list of accomplishments are Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides.
Starting as a Southern California internist and pulmonologist, Dr. Richard “Rick” Shinto spent the next 20 years gathering an immense amount of experience in a number of different positions within the healthcare community. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Aveta Inc., providing multiple healthcare management services through provider network companies such as North American Medical Management (NAMM), partnering with physicians throughout the service area. He served Medical Pathways Management as both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer. Before Pathways, he served Orange, County California’s Cal Optima Health Plan as Chief Medical Officer.
— Penelope Kokkinides (@PennyKokkinides) January 5, 2016
Dr. Shinto has a well-earned reputation for using innovative solutions to advance both quality and efficiency in the delivery of healthcare. In June 2012, Ernst & Young named Rick Shinto the Entrepreneur of the Year, as one of the most pioneering business leaders in America. In 2018, he was voted into the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare by the specialty periodical Modern Healthcare News.
Penelope Kokkinides rejoins InnovaCare Health with an equally well-earned reputation for expertise in medical management using innovative solutions. Prior to rejoining InnovaCare, where she previously served as Chief Operating Officer, Penelope served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight HealthCare, in charge of the managed care division. She has also developed and implemented the healthcare model for the AmeriChoice unit of UnitedHealth Group, where she was Corporate Vice-President for Healthcare and Disease Management.
Headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, InnovaCare Health specializes in integrating cutting-edge technology into healthcare management to reduce costs while improving patient care in Medicare and Medicaid services. It creates computerized models for innovative healthcare management that are both cost-effective and sustainable.
Through its subsidiary, MMM Healthcare, InnovaCare Health provides more than 200,000 members in Puerto Rico with a healthcare network including more than 7,500 providers. After the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017, MMM Healthcare assumed a leadership role in reestablishing healthcare to the island and raised more than $4 million in relief supplies.