Penelope Kokkinides: Earning Her Place at InnovaCare Health

It can sometimes be hard for a new company officer to feel as though they’re contributing enough. Even if they’ve served as other high-ranking officers at other companies, joining a new company always brings its own challenges. That is not the case with Penelope Kokkinides, InnovaCare, Inc.’s newest Chief Administrative Officer.

As of June 2015, this is Penelope’s second time work with InnovaCare Health. The first time, she served as COO but left the company for a higher position at Centerlight HealthCare. After serving as Centerlight’s Executive VP, she took a job at AmeriChoice; serving as their Corporate VP for Care Management and Disease Management.

Her return to InnovaCare came after the she played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of AmeriChoice’s new health model. Since rejoining InnovaCare, Penelope Kokkinides become an invaluable asset; bringing her more than 20-year experience in the managed care to InnovaCare’s mission.

InnovaCare Health is on the forefront of the healthcare management industrial change. For years, the healthcare environment has gotten worse. Its rapid decline is not only due to technological and medical advancements making the system obsolete, but due to big companies who are more concern with profits than patient health.

InnovaCare’s mission is to redefine today’s complex healthcare management environment. What InnovaCare does differently is to focus on patient-provider relationships so that quality medical care is the number one priority of every physician and staff member working at InnovaCare. With the help of strong company leaders like Penelope Kokkinides and Dr. Richard Shinto, InnovaCare Health will enhance the life of all of their patients.

Dr. Richard Shinto is the one person at InnovaCare that’s contributed more than Kokkinides. Dr. Shinto also has more than 20 years experience in managed care but focused more on clinical and operational aspects. Dr. Shinto is also a practicing physician, maintaining his medical tenure in Southern California, where he practices as an internist and pulmonologist.

Prior to 2012, Dr. Shinto’s time was split between InnovaCare and Aveta Inc. After Aveta’s sale that same year, he focused solely on making InnovaCare the best provider of quality medical care. An accomplishment he achieved in Puerto Rico, where InnovaCare is now the number one provider of managed care on the entire island; earning himself another promotion as CEO of Health Plans.

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