InnovaCare Health: Penelope Kokkinides and Rick ShintoJune 18, 2019 - Author: steph
About InnovaCare Health
Established in 1998, InnovaCare Health is a leading provider of Medicare Advantage plans and physician provider services to those in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company and its subsidiaries have more than 500,000 registered members. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gave the company’s Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans 4.5-star quality ratings. Moreover, InnovaCare Health’s Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans are accredited by the NCQA.
Dr. Rick Shinto
InnovaCare Health is successful because of its driven employees. The company’s chief executive officer and president is Dr. Rick Shinto. Mr. Shinto has more than 20 years of experience in the managed healthcare industry. He started his career as a pulmonologist and specialist of internal medicine. He worked at North American Medical Management of Illinois and California. He was also employed as the chief operating officer and chief medical officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. When he was at Cal Optima Health, he was the chief medical officer, and he served as the chief executive officer and president at Aveta Inc. until the company was acquired in 2012.
Mr. Shinto studied at the University of California, which is where he received a bachelor’s of science degree. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Shinto also studied at the University of Redlands and earned his master’s degree in business administration.
Dr. Shinto has been given numerous awards for his service in the clinical and operational healthcare industry. Modern Healthcare named Dr. Shinto as one of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare in 2018. He was also given the Access to Caring Award for his devotion to improving healthcare products and services.
Penelope Kokkinides is the chief operating officer at InnovaCare Health. She was previously employed with the company as the chief administration officer. Ms. Kokkinides served as the chief operating officer for Touchstone Health and Aveta Inc. She was also the corporate vice president AmeriChoice. During her time at AmeriChoice, she was in charge of the care management and disease management division. Ms. Kokkinides has more than 15 years of experience in the managed healthcare industry.