They are perhaps the most important people when it comes to maintaining the health of the residents of the island of Puerto Rico. Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides who are the senior leaders at InnovaCare Health have been at the forefront of bringing tangible healthcare transformation in Puerto Rico. They are known to be enhancing expertise; ensuring best practices are employed in their operations so as to provide the proven results that they have been offering their patients.
The two and the entire leadership team of InnovaCare Health have a combined experience that mounts to 120 years in managed care and delivery. It is made of experts that have been in the healthcare industry for years. For example, Penelope Kokkinides who is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Healthcare has been in this industry for over 20 years besides, she is well versed with matters of management and administrative operations.
It is only at InnovaCare Health that they believe that providing smarter healthcare requires them to develop more population-focused models; no wonder they have a great track record of helping patients regain back to their normal health. Mr. Rick Shinto, the Chief Executive Officer and the President of InnovaCare Health laid the foundation of this facility when he was serving at North American Medical Management (NAMM) based in California.
In his service as a physician at NAMM Rick Shinto realized that there was a big gap in the way healthcare organizations were carrying out their operations. This made him work even hard to provide a more efficient and quality health care. In 2003, he entered into a partnership with The Straus Group which belongs to Daniel E. Straus who is an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry and a renowned philanthropist. They grew to acquire MMM Healthcare across Puerto Rico and the United States through the various plans and physician networks.
They later sold some properties at NAMM named the remaining subsidiaries like MMM as InnovaCare Health in 2012. Through the incorporation of the right leaders in the Healthcare like Penelope Kokkinides, InnovaCare has been moving from one level to another through the incorporation of Medicaid services. It has now become the leading provider when it comes to integrated healthcare services and in offering value-based solutions.
The society of Puerto Rico is very dear to them that’s why Penelope Kokkinides when she was invited into the White House by Trump, she advocated for the increase of funding to the healthcare industry at Puerto Rico so that the residents of the Island will not go to the States to look for services that are even more costly.