Rich Shinto Has InnovaCare Poised For Further Greatness

Providing quality health care is the number one priority for the brain trust at InnovaCare Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Rich Shinto says that the company depends on acquiring the services of qualified professionals working together as a team to facilitate the growth and success of the company.


Dr. Shinto took over as CEO of InnovaCare in 2012 and has played an instrumental role in the progress there. InnovaCare primarily works to provide seniors in the country comprehensive insurance benefits that assure quality health care but Dr. Shinto feels it is likely the company will soon expand into other markets.


InnovaCare has added to company affiliates in Puerto Rico where they have taken the same approach to offering the same high-quality health care to residents of the territory as they do to the citizens of the continental United States. Their efforts have been successful to the tune of a 90% satisfaction rate among Puerto Rican clients.


InnovaCare has a proven track record of making health care more affordable for everyday people. This has definitely been the case on the island of Puerto Rico where more people have access to quality health care than ever in the country’s history due to the use of technology that makes it possible to decrease the cost of healthcare provisions with no sacrifice to quality. Seventy percent of clients that have chosen InnovaCare to represent their healthcare interests did so because of the lower costs of services.


Dr. Rick Shinto worked for Aveta Inc. and was the President and Chief Executive Officer of that company earning the prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year Award from Ernest & Young for the stellar work performed while with Aveta.


Before his time with Aetna, Rick Shinto worked as the Chief Medical Officer with Namm, a company based in California and had also previously worked with Medical Pathway Management Company where he was both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer.


The many contributions made by Rick Shinto in the industry of healthcare management has been well-chronicled and he is a respected entity in the industry. Shinto’s business savvy, understanding of complex issues, and the ability to make team members better has served him well at each company he has worked and is an integral part of the success that has been realized at InnovaCare. And by all accounts, those in the know feel the best for Shinto and InnovaCare is yet to come.


Dr. Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides Revolutionize the Healthcare Environment

Dr. Richard Shinto

Dr. Richard Shinto serves as the current President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare Health Solutions, LLC. He has a strong clinical background and extensive experience in managed healthcare. Dr. Shinto holds a degree in Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Irvine. Later on, he joined the State University of New York to pursue a degree in Medical Practice.Dr. Shinto has worked in many prestigious medical companies. He began his career as an Internist and Pulmonary practitioner in South California. From 1996 to 1997, Dr. Shinto served as the Corporate Vice President of Medical Management at MedPartners before leaving for Cal Optima Health Plan as the Chief Medical Officer. He also served as the Chief Medical Officer of NAMM, California before making his way up as Aveta’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Shinto has over 20 years of experience in operational healthcare and clinical studies.

Penelope Kokkinides

She attended Binghamton University to pursue a degree in Biological Sciences and Classical Languages. Besides, she holds a degree in Social Work as well as a degree program in Alcohol and Substance Abuse from the University of New York. Kokkinides has specialized in government healthcare programs, Medicare and Medicaid for over 20 years. Her experience in managing health care processes and developing clinical programs has helped her improve InnovaCare’s efficiency.Currently, Penelope Kokkinides serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare Health Solutions, LLC. Previously, she served as InnovaCare’s Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Operating Officer before rejoining the company in 2015. Kokkinides served as Centerlight HealthCare’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer before joining InnovaCare. Here, she would oversee the managed care division. While serving at AmeriChoice, a business unit of UnitedHealth Group, Kokkinides initiated the formation of the company’s health model.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare is Puerto Rico’s leading provider of managed healthcare services. InnovaCare provides quality healthcare through its two primary avenues of care, Medicaid Program and Medicare Advantage and Provider Networks. InnovaCare strives to create sustainable, innovative, and cost-effective healthcare models that are fully integrated with advanced technologies.InnovaCare’s looks forward to redefining healthcare management to meet today’s complex challenges in the healthcare environment. Currently, InnovaCare has over 200,000 members and over 7,500 care providers across North America. InnovaCare and its affiliates strive to build sustainable health care models to enhance quality healthcare services.

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