InnovaCare is a private service provider organization in Puerto Rico. It operates the leading health plans in the region through its subsidiary medical health plans; MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Services. Its membership is estimated to be 200,000 people with a sufficing network of over 7,500 providers. InnovaCare provides a variety of health plans through quality and effective models in partnership with the Medicaid to the locals. The organization has Dr Rick shito as the Executive officer and Penelope Kokkinides as the Chief Administrative Officer.
Dr Rick Shito is the current president and the Executive Officer at the InnovaCare. He has served as the CEO of MMM Healthcare as from 2008 until 2012. He also has served as the CEO of Aveta Inc. Dr Rick Shito has about 20 years’ experience in healthcare operations. He had previously served as CEO of NAMM California, COO at Medical Pathways, a Corporate Vice President of MedPatners for two years as from the year 1995 before he served as Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima in Orange County. Dr Rick Shito is also an author of many articles on healthcare and clinical medicine. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York.
Penelope Kokkinides serves as the current CAO at InnovaCare. She previously worked as the COO of the organization and COO of Aveta Inc. She has more than 20 years in health management. Her work has been aced by her instrumental creations of healthcare models in the organization alongside coming up with organizational structures. Before joining InnovaCare, Penelope worked at Centre light HealthCare as Executive Deputy President and also as COO, where she offered strategic directions at the organization. She graduated from the University of Binghamton with a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical sciences and a master’s degree in Public health from the University of Columbia, School of Public Health. In addition to the existing team, InnovaCare added three more executives in July 2016 that included; Jonathan Meyers, Penelope Kokkinides and Mike Sortino. The entire collectively strive towards the mission of the center which is to be a leading quality HealthCare provider notwithstanding the complex and ever-changing medical field.
During an interview with the Ideamensch, Penelope describes her passion and willingness to work towards achieving the better healthcare plans for the people of Puerto Rico. She relishes the noble opportunity to provide a framework at InnovaCare. She says that she finds a way to be productive each time even when she is travelling, and that ensures that much is done.