InnovaCare Health is an organization that focuses on healthcare for not only the individual, but for the community. The organization takes Medicaid and Medicare programs above and beyond the focus of the individual patient. Spearheaded by Penelope Kokkinides, InnovaCare develops and implements medical care models that ensures improvements in efficiency.
Ms. Kokkinides has extensive experience in the Medicare and Medicaid industry and has proven that her knowledge of improving healthcare has been an asset to InnovaCare. As the Chief Administrative Officer for InnovaCare, Ms. Kokkinides has a proven record of multiple leadership roles. She has been the strategic planner for managed care for multiple healthcare organizations. Ms. Kokkinides has been a central part of many health care company’s improved healthcare models.
She has been a spokesperson for improving healthcare in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. She recently met with a panel of other healthcare professionals with President Trump to discuss the decline in funding for managed care. Her strategic planning efforts in Puerto Rico are shining through with InnovaCare’s current makeshift clinic at the Plazas las America shopping center. The current assistance from InnovaCare is funded through Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Located in the storefront called, “Recargate,” InnovaCare Health has placed healthcare physicians and staff to assist those in need in a hurricane torn city. Although the city of Puerto Rico is rebuilding, some areas are still affected and the people in that area need healthcare all the more. Most travel to receive physical and psychological healthcare. InnovaCare prides itself on helping the patient holistically; by treating every need the patient may have physically as well as educating the community.
InnovaCare’s data has shown through current pilot healthcare model in Puerto Rico; that poverty, disadvantages of transportation, and the lack of other resources in the community play a major part on healthcare results. By utilizing satellite and mobile clinics, InnovaCare has combatted this issue. Bringing healthcare to those who can not get to it has paid off. Patients all over Puerto Rico are receiving care from licensed professionals, diagnosed and educated by healthcare staff, and receiving medications via onsite pharmacists at time of visit.
InnovaCare Health Organization hopes by implementing these satellite and mobile locations, will aid in the rebuilding of the healthcare format in Puerto Rico. The current healthcare model in place is just a stepping stone for the future of healthcare in Puerto Rico. By the city pulling together and continuing to rebuild, InnovaCare Health and the community will continue to provide and stride to a greater system of care.