Improving Puerto Rico’s HealthCare System through Rick Shinto’s Inova HealthCare

Based in New Jersey, United States of America, Inova Health Care is an institution that comes up with innovative solutions to provide value-based health care service to its clients. Through its subsidiaries across the globe, Inova Health Care has managed over 500, 000 patients and 100, 000 of them being dual-eligible beneficiaries.

One of the beneficiaries of such programs is people from Puerto Rico. Inova does this by coming together with a network of health care providers that work round the clock to ensure the people of Puerto Rico receive quality healthcare services. InnovaCare Health also provides healthcare plans to the people of Puerto Rico. The plans are all affordable and ensure the patients get the best care services even for patients with chronic illnesses.

After the Hurricane hit Puerto Rico, Inova Care put in the necessary measures to ensure that the survivors are safe and receive proper medical treatment. The firm went ahead to start a campaign known as “Caminamos Juntos” meaning We Walk Together. The campaign was founded in order to raise funds to rebuild Puerto Rico since many of the residents were in distress and lacked electricity.

In 1998, the current Chief Executive Officer and President of Inova, Rick Shinto laid the foundations of Inova Healthcare. Rick Shinto attended the University of California in Irvine and earned a bachelor’s degree. He then went ahead to join the State University of New York and earned a degree in medicine. Dr. Rick did not stop there; he then joined the University of Redlands and graduated with an MBA.

He started his career as an intern and pulmonologist in California. Throughout his career, he has worked in numerous companies that have helped in shaping his career. Aveta Incorporation, Medical Pathways Management Company, and MedPartners are some of the firms he has worked with. With over 20 years experience in the industry, Rick is also a great author of clinical medicine and healthcare.

Rick Shinto works hand in hand with a number of executives like Douglas Manton, who is the Chief Financial Officer and S.Bhasker, the Chief Information Officer. Another key figure in Inova HealthCare is Penelope Kokkinides, the Chief Administrative Officer of the company. With 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Penelope Kokkinideshas played a key role in improving and shaping Inova HealthCare. One important thing she has done is hold meetings with President Donald Trump to talk about Healthcare services.

Penelope Kokkinides used the platform at the WhiteHouse, to talk about the importance of having a good healthcare system across Puerto Rico. She clearly explained the need for the government to provide adequate funds to healthcare service providers. She also highlighted the funding has been decreasing ever since 2011. She explained that if that does not stop, the people of Puerto Rico will start moving to the United States of America which will result in a higher cost of medical services in the US.


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