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.
The leading senior living group in the United Kingdom, Sussex Healthcare revealed its plans to bring more talents to its workforce for ensuring truly personalized care for each of its inhabitants.
Currently, the senior home network is hiring from healthcare professionals to accounts executives. The network is planning to hire two Deputy Care Home Managers for its home located in East Grinstead. The full-time role is an excellent opportunity for registered nurses with minimum one year experience to move to the management side of healthcare. The senior living home in Horsham needs two Care Home Unit Managers as well to take care of the inhabitants who are facing physical and learning disabilities.
The particular role also requires at least one year of experience and should be RN qualified. The Billinghurst house located in West Sussex needs a part-time Kitchen Assistant to ensure on-time cooking of meals and serving them to the inhabitants, by helping the Chef Manager. Though it is a part-time job, the candidates will get extra and special payments on weekends and bank holidays. They will also get numerous supporting services and perks including paid breaks, pension, the mentoring scheme, reduced-rate accommodation, and more. The house located in Horsham needs an Accounts Assistant to take care of the purchase ledger. The full-time role requires to keep the daily records and support the finance department.
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Sussex Healthcare is a premier provider of high-quality elderly care in the country with more than three decades of expertise. Its houses and professionals are equipped to offer personalized care to various kinds of conditions such as dementia, mental issues, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, acquired brain injury, and more. The network searches for ways to ensure an active and engaged life for the residents through various activities. Every inhabitant has the choice to follow their passion inside the houses of Sussex Healthcare. The network also provides greater opportunities for the residents to socialize with people.
While coming to the firm, recently it got a new CEO. Amanda Morgan-Taylor was appointed as the CEO of the senior home network with more than 30 years of experience in both social and health care. She worked independently as well as public sector and served many managerial roles in the recent years. Though it has houses in almost all the major U.K. cities, a large majority of them are located in Sussex and London. The group also grabbed numerous awards and appreciation for its committed service from various industrial bodies.
Dr. Mark Holterman started his journey as a doctor in the Yale University, in this university is where he majored in biology. After that, he went ahead and attained his Ph.D. and MD at the University of Virginia. Afterwards, he had to finish a residency in the Virginia health sciences and after that a fellowship in the pediatric surgery. All this was just that he could be prepared for what was expected of him when he finished school.
Dr. Mark Holterman is now based in Peoria, where he is a professor in one of the known university the Illinois College of Medicine (https://www.behance.net/MarkJHolterman). He has been a professor there since 2011. Dr. Mark Holterman is not just a professor, but he is a pediatric surgeon in two hospitals that’s the advocate Christ hospital and children’s hospital in Illinois. His primary job in this two hospital is to help with the increase of the type 2 diabetes in young people. He is committed to coming up with a cure for not only diabetes but also the so many other chronic health conditions.
Dr. Mark Holterman being a member of the American diabetes association (ADA) that was founded in 1940. It’s one of the leading organization that helps so much because it concentrates on the research, educating and coming up with the prevention when it comes to diabetes. It has contributed so much and Dr. Mark Holterman being a member it has helped in the sponsoring of the several programs that he has carried (LinkedIn). One of the programs was the one that helped with the mental health of the patients, and the program was meant to educate on some of the mental health issues that can be caused by diabetes.
The ADA was not the only non-profitable organization that Dr. Mark Holterman established. Also, he was one of the minds that came up with the Hannah Sunshine Foundation. The main aim of the establishment of this organization was so that it would help with the therapy when it came to the children that had rare diseases through the use of the cellular and regenerative therapies.