There is little doubt that InnovaCare Health is leading the way in terms of providing affordable healthcare. The company’s values and strong leadership through Chief Executive Officer Richard Shinto, M.D., continue to focus its efforts on ensuring the patient comes first, and that modern medical care is available to the masses who so desperately need it. While not always the case, this success and good news story only gets better with the addition of tried and true medical administration veteran Penelope Kokkinides.In June 2015, InnovaCare Health’s Dr. Shinto announced a few new team members that he had chosen for his dream team heading up this innovative, essential company.
Mike Sortino was named the Chief Accounting Officer, Jonathan Meyers was named Chief Actuary Officer, but the crème de la crème was the addition of Penelope Kokkinides to the team as Chief Administration Officer. InnovaCare has not only been leading the charge in providing affordable healthcare, it has been earning awards left and right since Dr. Shinto took over the company, including the prestigious “Access to Caring Award” in 2014. The addition of Penelope in summer 2015 has only improved the outlook and effort of the company.Penelope came to the table with over two decades of experience in medical administration and care management. Her experience includes the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Centerlight HealthCare, Chief Operating Officer at Touchstone Health, and Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice, just to name a few. In an interview with Ideamensch, Penelope said “I take the time to prioritize what tasks need to get done and what I ultimately want to get done.
This is essential because a lot of time can be spent simply thinking about what you’d like to be done.” Her organizational skill and dedication to her work have been instrumental in making InnovaCare so successful over the last two years.In 2016, Dr. Shinto and Penelope’s leadership and dedication to the people they serve pushed InnovaCare Health to join in on the Health and Human Services “Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network” initiative. This innovative initiative helped move the United States’ health care system’s payment model toward one that is based more on quality than quantity, a concept firmly steeped in the InnovaCare Health’s value of patient first. Continually focused on excellence, Dr. Shinto and Penelope are bound to continue driving InnovaCare into the future and providing affordable modern healthcare to the people who need it most.