More Promising Success at the InnovaCare, Inc. with the appointment of New Executives by CEO Rick Shinto

InnovaCare, Inc. is a medical company that is popularly known for its exclusive services on healthcare. InnovaCare Health runs some of the Puerto Rico leading health plans comprising of the PMC Medicare Choice, the MMM Healthcare as well as the Inc. (MMM). It is operating with a network of about 7,500 service providers on a membership base of above 200000 members,. The InnovaCare is managing a few Medicaid plans of which is part of the Government Health Plan (GHP). InnovaCare strives to offer the most sustainable and high-quality healthcare to its members. Services from the InnovaCare are pocket-friendly, coordinated and well-integrated with most of the advanced technologies.

The InnovaCare Health has been registering a series of achievements since its foundation. Recently, the Company saw the necessity expand its leadership organization by hiring three extra executives to help at the management level of the Company’s operation. The appointed executives have a broad background experience in Medicaid and Medicare related fields. Penelope Kokkinides and Richard Shinto are some of the hired executives to serve at the Company’s to positions.

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Penelope Kokkinides was employed to hold the position of Company’s Chief Administrative Officer. Penelope has an acknowledge two years’ world experience in the clinical development programs from some of the government funded plans such as in the Medicaid and Medicare. Penelope has taken part in several healthcare process managements whose prime objectives involved developing the operations and structure of various organizations. She was formerly holding the post of the Chief Executive Officer at Centerlight health care. At the position, Penelope was responsible for the managed care division. In the past, Penelope has served in several other organizations including the UnitedHealth Group and the touchstone health where she held the position of the Chief Operating Officer.


Dr. Richard Shinto was the other executive profession appointed to help in the operation of the InnovaCare, Inc. as their Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Rick Shinto has a broad experience in the operations of clinical healthcare for over twenty years. He has in the past worked at the Aveta Inc. since 2008 until 2012 when the Company was purchased. At the Aveta Company, he held the CEO’s post, a position that he maximally utilized to expand the Company and develop its services to higher levels. Dr. Richard has worked in several other Companies including the NAMM California, the MedPartners, the Medical Pathways Management and the Cal Optima Health Plan among others. Dr. Richard is also recognized as an author of articles in the clinical medicine and healthcare.

For more about Penelope Kokkinides, check out her BizJournals profile

Nurse Walks Two Miles in a Blizzard to Be With Her Patients

This story is one of dedication and inspiration. It is stories like this that give us hope and make us proud to be part of the human race. One woman went out of her way and put herself at risk to help others. A 31-year-old nurse, Chantelle Dibate, recently walked two miles in a blizzard to be with her patients at Hebrew Home, which is a nursing home.

She knew it was not likely anyone else – not even Jon Urbana, perhaps the most well-known outdoor advocate (just read that Bloomberg article and you’ll see) – would make it into work that day, and she couldn’t just look the other way while her patients needed help. As a result, she put herself in danger to ensure the safety of those who depended on her. When she arrived at work, her suspensions were confirmed. None of the other nurses had made it to work. She was the only nurse who reported for work that shift.

Conditions on the roads had not improved much by the end of her shift. The roads still posed a danger to anyone who drove on them. So, Dibate went above the call of duty once again and worked a double shift. She had already done her part, but she wanted to do everything she could to help those who needed her.

Dibate was not looking for attention or recognition. She was asked about that day and her motivation to report to work. Her answer was simple and heartwarming. She responded by saying “We all need each other. I treat my patients well because I treat them like family.”

Operation Smile Gets Some Help From Avi Weisfogel

Operation Smile is an organization that focuses on helping children who suffer from a cleft lip or cleft palate or other facial deformities. They believe in providing free surgical care to help children and young adults all over the world. Operation Smile relies on medical volunteers to help their patients receive the specialized care they need to ensure a healthy life. Avi Weisfogel has launched a campaign to work with Operation Smile so he can help bring his expertise in dentistry to help others. He started this crowd-supported campaign with the hopes of making a positive change to people’s lives. With the launch of Avi Weisfogel’s GoFundMe account, all of the donations received will go to the stellar organization, Operation Smile. There is no donation too small that can help change a life.

Avi’s passion for learning and helping others began early in his life. He attended Rutgers University in New Jersey where he graduated with bachelor degrees in psychology and biology. He excelled through school and helped his fellow classmates strive for success as well. He went on to remain at the top of his class and obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. Through his career in academia, Avi helped his fellow students along the way. After completing his education, Avi owned and operated Old Bridge Dental Care where he oversaw business management and provided care to his patients. He and his practice were acknowledged as the Top Dentist each year until 2013. He also received accolades for his practice in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and sedation.

Avi Weisfogel’s passion for helping others in the field of dentistry and he desired to expand his horizons. His career has shifted gears a bit. Instead of practicing the typical dental office, he now owns Dental Sleep Masters in New Jersey. Dental Sleep Masters takes his expertise a step farther. He and Dr. Glassman help patients as well as other dentists deal with sleep apnea with oral appliances. Avi’s educational background and career experience has helped him become a leading expert in the field of sleep treatment and sleep disorders and how they can affect people’s overall dental health. His desire for helping others is far reaching and this drives him to never stop learning and facilitating help for others. Follow Avi on Facebook and Twitter for weekly updates on his GoFundMe campaign.