InnovaCare Heath, Inc, based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, is a leading provider of managed healthcare services in North America. Led by Chief Operating Officer Penelope Kokkinides and Chief Executive Officer and President Rick Shinto, they strive through their mission to redefine healthcare management to meet the challenges of today’s complex health care environment. The vision of InnovaCare Health focuses on strong patient-provider relationships building from models of managed care that are quality-driven, affordable, and top-of-the-line.
Dr. Richard Shinto has formally practiced Pulmonary Internal Medicine in California. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer at Normal American Medical Management (NAMM). Prior to then, he was Chief Operations Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. After being Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners from 1995-1997, he became the Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan in California. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in New Jersey.
Penelope Kokkinides was named Chief Operating Officer on August 10, 2016. With over 20 years of experience in government programs (Medicare, Medicaid), she previously served as executive Vice President and chief operating officer for the center for healthcare and the chief operating officer of Touchtone Health and Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management at Americhoices, a business unit of UnitedHealth group. She holds a B.A. of Biological Sciences and Classical Languages from Binghamton University, a M.A. in Social Work from the New York University Post M.A. Program, advanced degrees in alcohol and substance abuse, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University School of Public Health.
Through their two main avenues Primary Networks and Medicare Advantage, InnovaCare Health believes first and foremost that patients come first. In addition about InnovaCare Health, quality medical care is the end goal of everything they do; innovative medical practices and networks are driven by the leading physicians, quality care, efficiency, sustainability, and by the strong physicians who lead them; growth as an organization requires experienced leadership, achievement of results-orientated goal and corporate integrity; healthcare management works best when stakeholders are held accountable to high standards of transparency and quality; and teams make the most impact through pursuit of a clear vision, effective communication and a willingness to find solutions to touch challenges.
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