Innovacare Health is an organization that provides managed healthcare services under the direction of Chief Executive Officer (CE0) Richard A. Shinto and Chief Operations Officer (COO)/Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) Penelope Kokkinides. At Innovacare, quality medical care and meaningful patient-provider relations are the goals.
Patients Come First at InnovaCare Health for Dr. Shinto
With more than 20 years of clinical and operational healthcare experience, Dr. Shinto possesses expertise in internal medicine and pulmonary disease. He began his medical practice as a pulmonologist in Southern California. From 1996-1997, Dr. Shinto served as the Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners. He then became the Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan, also in California. At Medical Pathways Management Company, Dr. Shinto was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer. From 2008 until 2012, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of Averta Inc., of North American Management of Illinois. Now as CEO and President of Innovacare Health, Dr. Shinto insists that patients’ emotional and mental well-being are priorities since good relationships among the staff and patients bring about healthy results and better quality of life for patients. Because of this dedication and concern for patients, Dr. Shinto has been selected as one of 2018’s Modern Healthcare Top 25 Minority Executives. Shinto previously won this award in 2012.
Penelope Kokkinides acts as CAO at Innovacare Health
Assisting Dr. Shinto in the attainment of his goals is Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides, who previously served as Chief Operating Officer. In her new position, she organizes and structures services that will best provide efficient care for those with Innovacare Health. Before joining Innovacare, Penelope Kokkinides, who holds degrees in biological science, public health, social work and alcohol and substance abuse, worked for Centerlight Healthcare. There she acted as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Because of her extensive experience of 20 years in healthcare, especially in the government programs of Medicare and Medicaid, Kokkinides has acquired much knowledge and expertise.
With this knowledge and expertise, Ms. Kokkinides strives to improve clinical programs and maintain health care operations and processes with efficiency and organization. In an interview, she explained that she utilizes her time on air flights and at home for organizing and planning. She also gives credit to the team of professionals with whom she works, declaring that their energy and dedication have generated productive ideas for Innovacare Health. One such approach is that of InnovaCare’s joining with the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) in the initiative toward paying healthcare providers based upon the quality, rather than the quantity, of care given to patients.