InnovaCare Health has been leading the way for healthcare in the United States for nearly 20 years’. Their innovative team has more than 120 years combined experience in the field, and show no signs of slowing down in their efforts to provide high quality, low-cost insurance and hurricane relief around the country. In 2003, InnovaCare Health acquired MMM Healthcare in Puerto Rico while expanding its footprint across the U.S. through health plans, managed care opportunities and physician networks. As Puerto Rico continues to suffer the effects of hurricanes Maria and Harvey, InnovaCare has been on the frontlines, fighting to get Puerto Ricans the medical assistance they need.
In March, Penelope Kokkinides, Chief Administrative Officer for InnovaCare Health, Inc., met with President Trump and other White House officials to discuss federal health care legislation with a roundtable of women in the field. Kokkinides was one of eight women who spoke about the importance of expanding funding for Medicare Advantage within Puerto Rico. According to a recent article, Kokkinides asked the current administration for changes to Medicare Advantage payments which would benefit Puerto Rico, and save the mainland U.S from further healthcare expenses by limiting struggling Puerto Ricans’ need to leave their home. A Medicare collapse in Puerto Rico could lead to residual hardship here. InnovaCare Health has been working dilligently to avoid this hardship for both the Puerto Rican people, as well as our U.S. citizens on the mainland. This advocacy and compassion is the very foundation of the work Innova Care does on behalf of its customers.
In addition to Kokkinides’ leadership, the addition of Rick Shinto as President and CEO has been key to some of the new advocacy on behalf of hurricane-torn Puerto Rico. Shinto holds both a Bachelor’s degree from California University – Irvine and a medical degree from the State University of New York-Stony Brook. He has also received the “Access to Caring Award” from the University of Health Sciences -Western University during their yearly Tribute to the Caring event. He was awarded this honor in recognition of his work in the advancement of health care services for the poor.