Innovacare Health: Improving Healthcare with Innovative Practices and Proven Leadership

The Innovacare Health leadership teams have more than 120 years of combined experience in the health care industry. The Innovacare Health proven staff help healthcare organizations achieve or surpass their goals. Innovacare Health believes that engaged physicians contribute to better healthcare at all levels. The company has a proven track record of helping their clients evolve their businesses in an efficient manner to meet the growing changes in the industry.

The current President and CEO of Innovacare Richard Shinto M.D. joined North American Medical Management(NAMM) in 1998. While with the company, Dr. Shinto noticed that healthcare organizations were not operating efficiently. He partnered with NAMM to assist healthcare organizations in improving their efficiency. A partnership was formed between NAMM and the Straus Group in 2003. The company grew tremendously in a short period of time and acquired MMM healthcare in Puerto Rico while expanding throughout the United States. In 2012, NAMM sold certain properties and created Innovacare Health to manage MMM and other subsidiaries. The company has continued to grow at an astounding rate and has since entered the Medicaid market.

Dr. Richard has tremendous experience and has held numerous positions in the healthcare industry. He served as the President and CEO of Aveta Inc. from 2008-2012. Prior to his position at NAMM, he was the chief operating officer(COO) and chief marketing officer(CMO) at Medical Pathways Management Company. From 1995-1997 he was the Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners. Before this, he served as CMO for Cal Optima Health Plan. Dr. Shinto began his career as an internist and pulmonologist in the Southern California area. In 2018, He was recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as a top 25 healthcare executive.

Penelope Kokkinides serves as the chief administrative officer at Innovacare Health. Penelope rejoined Innovacare in 2015 after previously holding positions as COO and Vice president of Clinical Operations. She has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry and specializes in Medicare, Medicaid, and managed health care. She also has vast knowledge in creating clinical programs and helping healthcare organizations improve efficiencies. She is excited about how everyone is engaged in technology especially in the healthcare industry and the business community. She feels that thinking about things at night that have to be done the next day help make her successful. In high school, she worked as a receptionist at a doctor’s office as a receptionist. After this, she worked at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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