Penelope Kokkinides and Rick Shinto Are Leading the Way to a More Efficient Healthcare System at InnovaCare HealthNovember 30, 2018 - Author: steph
Strong leadership makes healthcare systems work more efficiently for healthcare providers and patients, and InnovaCare Health has a great team of people that are working tirelessly to create the optimal system for everyone. InnovaCare Health has an integrated approach to healthcare that focuses on patients outcomes rather than the number of visits. Too often, patient care is inefficient, and this drives up the number of visits, which in turn drives up the cost to the patients and leaves practitioners overwhelmed. InnovaCare Health has a few key people who are working to alleviate this stressor.
Doctor and Leader, Rick Shinto
At InnovaCare Health, Dr. Rick Shinto has taken up the posts of president and chief executive officer. And these aren’t his first appointments. He’s been working in the healthcare profession for over 20 years. Not only has he been a practitioner who knows the ins and outs of working with patients, but he also has the leadership experience. He started as an internist and pulmonologist after completing his medical degree. After that, he earned his M.B.A. Since then, he’s worked for companies like MedPartners and Cal Optima Health Plan. Through some of his work experiences, he’s come to focus on physician-led models that improve finances and patient satisfaction. He’s also won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.
Leader, Penelope Kokkinides
Penelope Kokkinides also has many credits to her name. She focuses on ways to provide quality care to those who otherwise don’t have access. She does this through government-run programs and technology. At InnovaCare, she’s the chief administrative officer, but she’s has many other roles, as well. She’s worked for Touchstone Health and Centerlight HealthCare, among several other companies. Through this experience, she’s been able to hone the skills necessary to improve efficiency and organization’s structures. She also holds several degrees in related fields that have helped prepare her for this role. Through her master’s degree in social work and her other master’s degree in public health, she has the knowledge to meet the challenges of today’s healthcare system.
InnovaCare is also committed to helping people when they need it most. That’s why InnovaCare Health went to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit. InnovaCare Health provided clean water and medical care to the many patients living in Puerto Rico.