Health Care Services

Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides revolutionize Innovacare Health.

When Innovacare Health is mentioned, all about health care lingers in the minds of people. This privately owned healthcare was founded by Richard Shinto, who would later become its president and the C.E.O. This idea was born in 1998 when Richard Shinto joined North American Medical Management (NAMM) in California. As he was going on with his daily activities, he realized that the operational expertise of physician groups and payers was overlooked in a highly evolving world of medicine. This need was met during this period that he joined NAMM as he was privileged to work with it to enable healthcare organizations to improve their effectiveness by providing quality healthcare services.

 

Later in 2003, NAMM partnered with Daniel E. Straus who was a healthcare entrepreneur and passionate about philanthropy. This partnership enabled Daniel to earn himself a rank of chairing the board. The company’s growth was tremendous expanding its activities all over the United States to a point where it even acquired MMM healthcare in Puerto Rico. This growth led to the sale of some selected properties belonging to NAMM and Innovacare Health would be born. Rick Shinto had also worked at Aveta as the CEO, and here he was also among the management team. Another major focus in the management of Innovacare Health is Penelope Kokkinides. She is the acting chief administrative officer of the company since rejoining in June 2015. Before this, Penelope served as the Chief Operating officer at Innovacare, Inc. in addition to being the Vice president of Clinical Operations.

 

Before she went back to work at Innovacare, Penelope was serving Centerlight Healthcare as the executive vice president and the chief operating officer being in charge of the management. She had also worked for other healthcare givers such as Touchstone health and Americhoice. Ideamensch was privileged to conduct an in-depth interview to enable people to comprehend the professional and private life of Penelope. During the interview, she mentioned that her life involves traveling and her life during work is made easier because she can monitor operations at Innovacare using her phone. Penelope was glad to acknowledge that it’s not as easy as most people would think and that she also faces challenges. Penelope also gave priceless advice to aspiring entrepreneurs that before one decides to invest, it is key for them to do extensive market research for a better understanding of the market trends.