Penelope Kokkinides – CEO of InnovaCare Health

Penelope Kokkinides holds a bachelor’s degree in classical languages and biological sciences from the University of Binghamton, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Columbia, a master’s degree in Social Works from New York University and a post master’s degree in alcohol and substance abuse. She is the currently the Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare, Inc. since June 2015, when she joined that company.

Penelope Kokkinides has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare specialization. She has managed healthcare industries and government programs as well. She has expertise in developing clinical issues and the knowledge and ability to manage operations with the aim of improving efficiency, managing organizational infrastructure.

Before joining InnovaCare, Penelope Kokkinides worked for Centerlight HealthCare as the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. There, she was responsible for implementing the company’s health protocols, strategic supervision of the care division and its overall management. She also served in the position of the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Health as well as Corporate Vice-President for both Disease Management of Ameri Choice and Care Management.

InnovaCare announced the addition of the three leadership offices on July 28, 2016, as reported by Fort Lee, N.J in Business Wire. According to the report, the organization that provides healthcare services in Puerto Rico had added the executives to the leadership team as directed by Chief Executive Officer and President Richard Shinto, M.D. Learn more: http://www.hrmronline.com/news/innovacare-health-hires-new-healthcare-execs-into-leadership-team-1270

InnovaCare operates the leads of health plans and provides healthcare services that are overseen in Puerto Rico. Its membership has more than 200,000 people with an operating network team of 7,500 service providers. InnovaCare manages two government Medicaid plans. It is committed to providing quality healthcare, which is made possible by creating models that are sustainable with the help of managed care and coordination, advanced technology and cost- effectiveness.

InnovaCare participated in Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN). LAN is a public-private partnership that moves the U.S health system towards models of payment that are based on quality. InnovaCare has shown its support to the mission of LAN to alternative payment models by accelerating the transition. InnovaCare, in support of the payment reforms, has established goals that will share the progress of LAN.

LAN helps to realize healthier people, smarter spending, and better care. It gives both private and public non-profit sectors a platform to transform the national health system in general, for better and more appreciable living standards. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch