Dr. Rick Shinto is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at InnovaCare, Inc. Shinto received his medical degree from the University of New York. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of California, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Redlands. He began his medical career as a pulmonologist and has added author to his list of credits, as he has written a number of articles about healthcare issues and clinical medicine.
Dr. Rick Shinto has become the driving force behind the success of InnovaCare Health. He is a leader who provides inspiration to others by his actions and commitment to the healthcare industry. InnovaCare has made the cost of healthcare more manageable for more people due to InnovaCare’s use of technology without sacrificing quality. Read more about Rick on Businesswire.
Before taking on his role at InnovaCare, Dr. Shinto was the CEO and President of Aveta. While working at Aveta, he was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award is given in recognition of entrepreneurs who demonstrate commitment to success through financial performance, innovative ideas and the desire to help their communities. Before InnovaCare, Shinto was Chief Medical Office (CMO) at Cal Optima Health Plan in Orange County, California and the CMO and COO of Medical Pathway Management Company.
The main goal of InnovaCare is bring on qualified professionals to help drive the growth of the healthcare offerings and retain stability within the structure. Another goal and an asset is team work. According to Dr. Rick Shinto, a clear vision, good working relationships and proper communication are the components that make team work a success.
InnovaCare has prospered and improved healthcare for many because of Dr. Shinto’s business savvy, healthcare experience and the desire to always improve the healthcare end product for as many people as possible. An additional part of the InnovaCare success story is Dr. Shinto’s hiring of Penelope Kokkinides. She is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the company and brought with her more than twenty years of experience in government programs and the managed care industry. Her focus and ability has greatly enhanced InnovaCare and the manner in which they do business.
Before accepting the InnovaCare challenge, Kokkinides was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President for Centerlight HealthCare where she was the Director of the managed care division. She also served as the COO of Touchstone Health, as well as the Corporate Vice President for the Disease Management and Care Management divisions at AmeriChoice.