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Renown Health is Expanding

This spring, the Renown Health will open a new family clinic in South Reno to provide primary care and laboratory services. According to the medical director of Renown, Dr. McCormack, the health center’s goal is to help its clients access its services more comfortably. They also want to make the space more flexible and increase the number of services and amenities offered.

As per the current state of things in the healthcare space, Renown is holding back on some services until the issue of Donald Trump and his intention to repeal Obamacare is determined.

The South Reno Clinic will start off with 11 staff members, but Renown is planning one more physician and nurse practitioner to the team.

Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC won the bid to be the contractors for the project. The architecture and design work was done Eric Fong of MBA Architects. Forbes engineering performed the interior design and structural work. MSA Engineering Consultants also supported the project by doing the electrical, plumbing and mechanical part. In total over 10 independent contractors were involved in the project.

Dr. McCormack attributes the need for more clinics to an improved economy, the growing population in Meadows and the greater access to health insurance facilities.

About Renown Health

Renown Health is the largest, not-for-profit healthcare provider in Northern Nevada that is locally owned. The center provides health services like x-ray, lab services, urgent care centers, imaging issues among other services. The experts, – over 6000 nurses, caregivers, and doctors, at the facility are committed to giving the patients excellent medical services.

The not-for-profit nature of the business allows all the earnings received by the facility to be reinvested back to it to provide better services to the community. Since there are no owners or stakeholders to please, Renown’s only goal is to satisfy the needs of its patients. Click here to follow Renown at Twitter.

Renown boasts of 12 healthcare clinics distributed all over Reno-Sparks, Fallon, Carson city, and Fernley.

The Leadership of Innovocare Health – Richard Shinto & Penelope Kokkinides

Innovocare Health is the go-to company when it comes to high-quality health care. The company achieves its objective through its innovative provider network models. Under the leadership of Rick Shinto, the chief executive officer, the firm is transforming the management of healthcare and provides people with Medicaid & Medicare Advantage plans which are among the best services in the healthcare industry. Innovocare has been on the front line as far as creation and implementation of sustainable and cost-friendly health care models are concerned. These models are designed in a manner that allows them to utilize the most effective technologies available. The services of Innovocare Health are availed through a network comprising of more than 7500 providers across the country.

Richard Shinto, who also serves as the company president possesses a unique combination of skills. He has worked as an internist and pulmonologist for a whopping 20 years. He also boasts of 20 years experience working in the operational and clinical managed care. Before joining Innovocare Health, Richard Shinto served as the chief executive officer of Aveta Inc. chief medical officer of California’s NAMM, as well as a chief medical officer and chief operating officer at Medical Pathways

Shinto has also held the position of corporate vice president for three years at med partners. Dr. Shinto studied at The University of California where he graduated with a bachelor of science. He obtained a medical degree from the State University of New York as well as masters of business administration from the University of Redlands. Richard Shinto has written a couple of articles on issues surrounding clinical medicine and healthcare. His career kicked off when he was appointed as an intern pulmonologist in South California.

Penelope Kokkinides is the other important executive at Innovocare Health where she works as the Chief Administrative Officer. Penelope has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare industry specializing in the government programs namely Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the managed care industry. She has profound knowledge in the development of clinical programs and the management of health care operations and processes with a focus on enhancing the efficiency, and appropriate organizational infrastructure. Learn more about Penelope on Bizjournals.

Just like Richard Shinto, Penelope Kokkinides served in various top leaderships before joining Innovocare Health. At Center light Healthcare, she was the executive vice president, and COO tasked with overall management of the firm, and the provision of the strategic direction of the managed care division. She has also worked as the COO of Touchstone Health and the corporate vice president of Americhoie’s (UnitedHealth Group’s unit) Care Management and Disease Management. While in this position, she offered a tremendous contribution to the establishment and implementation of the health model of the company.

Penelope Kokkinides was among the three additions to the leadership of Innovocare Health which was announced on July 28, 2016. The other two are Jonathan Meyers who came in as the chief actuary officer, and Mike Sortino who was appointed the chief accounting officer.

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InnovaCare Health, Success, and Rick Shinto

InnovaCare Health is a foremost provider of services that include managed healthcare services, Medicare Advantage Plans, Specialized Medicare Programs, and provider networks. InnovaCare Health is committed to continuously building and monitoring healthcare models that are cost effective and which deliver quality care to patients.

The high levels of customer service that are accomplished by InnovaCare Health are the result of the acquisition of top quality, leading physicians, elevated levels of efficiency, continual quality of care, and strong leadership who keeps up with all of the variables of an ever changing industry.

Accountability is a key factor as well in that transparency is a vital ingredient so that benchmarks can be regularly evaluated and adjusted. High levels of communication and quality control are important factors in achieving and maintaining high levels of service to customers.

Two leaders of InnovaCare Health are the driving force behind the steady growth and accountability of the company. Dr. Richard “Rick” Shinto, M.D., MBA is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. He brings an extensive list of achievements and experience to the table, as he has been involved in various management positions with managed care and clinical health management duties for over 20 years.

He was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aveta, Inc., and before that position, he was the Chief Medical Officer of NAMM California. InnovaCare Health is proud to have Dr. Shinto as the leader and driving force behind the company’s growth process.

Read more:
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Penelope Kokkinides is the Chief Administration Officer of InnovaCare Health. She was the former Chief Operating Officer of the enterprise. She has over 20 years of experience in health care management, particularly in the areas of efficiency and the improvement of organizational infrastructure.

InnovaCare Health is passionate about its role in the delivery of quality healthcare to its customers and patients. The overall mission is to put customers first in providing the best quality of healthcare available at all times. Very strong patient relationships are the key to such an endeavor.

InnovaCare Health is a primary provider in Puerto Rico with its proprietary Medicare Advantage plan, MMM and PMC Medicare Choice, Both plans promote the physical and mental well-being of all of the patients and are among the fastest growing healthcare plans in the United States.

MSO of Puerto Rico works to improve the health and general welfare of patients through cooperative innovation. Lasting partnerships with providers ensures that this comes to pass through continual monitoring and communications.

Two Medicaid programs are in full operation fulfilling the needs of the patients who qualify for that particular program.

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Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides : The Magical Duo That is InnovaCare’s Leadership

InnovaCare is one of the top rated providers or managed healthcare services. InnovaCare Health is based in Texas and works through a network of over 75,000 providers and has managed to win over, over 200,000 subscribers. This provider thrives through the support of Medicare Advantage plans and physician practice services. The provision of quality services, through cost-effective model, such as those developed by the Health and Human Services Department has seen InnovaCare receive a lot of popularity across North America. The excellence of InnovaCare Health can also be attributed to its leadership. InnovaCare enjoys the governance of two prolific medical experts, Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides.

Rick Shinto
Rick Shinto has been serving as the CEO of InnovaCare since the year 2012. His transformative ideas, eye for great talent and his advocacy for change in the health care service delivery models, have seen InnovaCare Health gain popularity, now more than ever. Under his leadership, InnovaCare has been able to weather the storms that are imminent in this Industry.

What makes Rick Shinto the ideal CEO for InnovaCare is the extensive experience that he has in this industry. He boasts of over 3 decades of experience, 20 of which have been in the managed healthcare sector. That aside, he has worked with various companies, in the leadership teams.

Read more: InnovaCare Health Announces Three Additions To Leadership Team

Prior to joining InnovaCare in the year 2012, Shinto worked for Aveta Inc. He had been with the company for four years, until its sale. Shinto served as the president and CEO of this company, during which time she received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Therefore, he is not new in leadership matters of healthcare facilities.

Other than Aveta Inc., Shinto has worked for NAMM California, assuming the role of Chief Medical Officer. Also he worked for MedPartners as the Vice President of Medical Management and with Medical Pathways Management Company, as the Chief Operating Officer.


Penelope Kokkinides
Penelope Kokinides was recently appointed, by Rick Shinto, to the leadership of InnovaCare. From Chief Operating Officer, she is now the Chief Administrative Officer. She and Shinto have for a long time worked together, even prior to her joining InnovaCare in the year 2015.

Like Shinto, she has more than 2 decades of experience to offer InnovaCare. Her knowledge in Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Plans as well as managed healthcare services, pose to a lot of benefits in the direction of InnovaCare.

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Dr. Richard A. Shinto, A Renowned Expert In Healthcare Delivery

Dr. Richard A. Shinto, popularly known as Rick Shinto, has worked in the healthcare sector for over 20 years. He is currently the chief executive officer and President at InnovaCare Health Solutions. He has worked as a medical practitioner in hospitals. Also, he had served in other Medicare companies before he took over the mantle of leadership of Innovacare Health Solutions. He has authored many articles in medical journals.

Dr. Shinto obtained his B.S from the University of California, Irvine and his medical degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. Also, he received his M.B.A from the University of Redland. He began his career in health in Southern California, where he practiced Pulmonary and Internal Medicine. In recognition of his innovations in healthcare, Dr. Shinto received Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for New Jersey in 2012.

He worked as the corporate vice president of Medical Management for MedPartners before he became the Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan, Orange County. He worked as the chief operating officer and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. Dr. Shinto was the Chief Medical Officer of North American Medical Management, NAMM California before he joined Aveta Inc. He was a member of the company’s management team before he was appointed the CEO of Aveta Inc.

InnovaCare Health is a leading healthcare provider in Puerto Rica, and other parts North America. The company offers two Medicare Advantage Plans: PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcar. They also operate two Medicaid Plans for Puerto Rico Government Health Plan (GHP). InnovaCare is known for the provision of quality healthcare services. The company’s success would not be possible without the support of professionals like Dr. Shinto.

Recently, InnovaCare Health hired three executives to aid manage the business and ensure continued provision of excellent health services. The executives are professionals who have served in healthcare related fields. They are experienced in Medicare and Medicaid services. They are expected to invest the knowledge they have acquired to make sure that the company expands. The executives are Penelope Kokkinides, Jonathan Meyers, and Mike Sortino.

Penelope Kokkinides is now the chief administrative officer of the company. She has worked for over 20 years for government owned Medicaid services. She specializes in the creation and management of health care programs. With her knowledge and experience, she can increase efficiency within the company. She has been a member of the business’s management team. Kokkinides was responsible for the development of a plan that will lead to the expansion of the enterprise.

The new chief actuary officer is Johnathan Meyers. He has worked in New York for HealthCare Partners, as the chief actuary. Meyers also served as the director of actuarial services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Mike Sortino has been appointed as the company’s new chief accounting officer. He is an expert in finance management and has 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He has served as a controller for Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Company. Sortino also served as the chief financial officer for HCC Specialty.

The knowledge, skills, and experiences of the new executives are essential to the growth of the company. Coupled with the innovative capabilities of the company’s president, InnovaCare will move to greater heights.