Before the entrance of Innovacare to the Puerto Rican Healthcare system, their managed healthcare systems were almost non-existent. However, six years after the introduction of the company, patients are receiving the care that they need and the influence of the company is spreading really fast. The success of the company is partially because of the quality of the services that they offer. However, even more important to the success of the company has been the leadership that has been guiding the actions and direction of Innovacare. The two people that are holding the positions of CEO and COA are Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides respectively.
The Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope, has been speaking to Ideamensch about the ethics and practices that got her to the level that she has reached in the company and she shared a few of the things that she believes in. For her day to be successful, she states that she tries as much as possible to ensure that every day she spends is unique and unlike another. Then, she adds that being active and constantly on the move keeps the ideas flowing. She adds that the one thing that keeps her mind ticking is fresh air. Visit Bloomberg.com for more info on Penelope Kokkinides.
She went ahead to state that in order to make ideas that are abstract come to life, she has put together a team of people whom she believes are the best talent to assist her. Penelope Kokkinides confides that it is her team that has helped her get to the level of success that the entire company is enjoying at this time. One of the trends that really fascinate her is technology. As a person who travels a lot, she had to depend on technology for communication from one person to the other and also because when instant communication is possible, she can comfortably coordinate the activities of her entire team, regardless of where she is. She added that she has never really been faced with a situation of a job she hated, but loves taking on new challenges.
Richard, the man at the top has been in the managed healthcare business for close to two decades. He had worked with companies such as MMM and Aventa Health before he got to the current position. He was also a chief medical officer at NAMM. He studied medicine at the New York University before getting his MBA from the University of Redlands. His leadership is the reason Innovacare Health has been so successful.