Penelope Kokkinides is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at InnoCare Inc. Before ascending to the current position she was both the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Vice President of clinical operations. She has over twenty years experience in the healthcare sector especially in government programs and other management capacities in the industry. In the course of her career, she has amassed knowledge and expertise in various clinical programs and the management of healthcare processes and operations.
Past work experience
Prior to joining InnovaCare, she worked at Centerlight Healthcare as an executive vice president and the chief operating officer. Her role was to manage and provide strategic direction to the care division in the company. Kokkinides briefly served as a chief operating officer at Touchstone Health Company. Before joining Touchstone Health, she worked at AmeriChoice as the corporate vice president for care and disease management. AmeriCare is a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group and Kokkinides significantly contributed to the development and implementation of the company’s health model.
Penelope Kokkinides attended Binghamton University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages. She attended New York University to obtain a master’s degree in social work and a post-masters degree in alcohol and substance abuse. Finally, she obtained a masters degree in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health.
Advice to entrepreneurs
Getting informed with current issues is a crucial weapon for any entrepreneur. Kokkinides indicate that getting informed helps to keep abreast of how things are moving and how other people are thinking. Up to date information has a significant impact on decision making.
InnovaCare Health has been in business for over a decade providing innovative solutions in healthcare to over four hundred thousand members. Headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, has been at the forefront of improving the industry through integrated health plans, clinical networks, and other essential medical services. The company serves different markets within the healthcare industry working with patients, providers, payers and other partners within the industry to improve delivery of service and access to quality and affordable care.
Efforts to improve healthcare in Puerto Rico
In September 2014, MMM Holdings, a subsidiary of InnovoCare, entered into a strategic partnership with Metro-Pavia Health System from Puerto Rico. The aim of the partnership was to achieve an integrated care and help beneficiaries acquire high-quality services. The partnership has helped to improve healthcare services on the island through intrahospital care, coordinated clinical supervision, and better connectivity through improved technology.