InnovaCare is a world-class healthcare provider that works towards taking care of the society and build stronger healthier communities. It focuses on improving the health of the society especially those that have been a challenge to healthcare organizations. It provides healthcare in innovative ways with quality models and high-skilled physicians. Innovacare headquarters are in Fort Lee, New Jersey. It is led by Rick Shinto who is the Chief Executive Officer and president of the organization. He is an expert in healthcare having worked in it for over 20 years. Moreover, he has acquired relevant knowledge with masters from Redlands University and a medical degree from the State University of New York. Part of the leadership includes Penelope Kokkinides who is the Chief Administrative Officer. She holds a master’s in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health, another master in social work from NYU. Penelope also received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University. She has extensive experience in healthcare having worked in healthcare for many years.
Innovacare Health has been offering its services in Puerto Rico under the name of MMM healthcare after the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. The company has been working to help the people on the island restart their lives by taking care of their health. MMM set its offices on the island at Recargate in November, and many people visited them not only for health care but also for counselling. MMM has partnered with the government to meet the high demand for healthcare since most of the hospitals were damaged by the hurricane. In fact, it had to extend its closing date from December to March.
During their work at Puerto Rico, they have realized how issues of poverty lack of proper housing and transportation affect health. Innovacare set up more than 30 mobile clinics that have managed to serve more than 25,000 people on all kinds of health concerns. Some of the other efforts Innovacare have done include paying visits to the elderly and providing mental health care in Puerto Rico.
Recently Penelope Kokkinides was among eight women invited by President Donald Trump to the Whitehouse to discuss Healthcare. In the meeting, she raised her concern about the need to increase federal funding for Medicare in Puerto Rico. Kokkinides also pointed out that fixing the financial constraint on healthcare care is crucial to avoid the collapse of the Medicaid system in Puerto Rico.