Penelope Kokkinodes is a lifelong health practitioner with decades of professional experience in the health sector. She has worked with different health institutions at the policy-making, administrative, and managerial positions. Before this, she worked as a governmental employee charged with the responsibility of formulating Medicare and Medicaid policies and overseeing their implementation. She held this role for over two decades before shifting back to the private sector where she currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of Innovacare Health.
The biological science graduate has wealth of experience in designing, implementing and managing health programs for different institutions. For instance, she takes part credit in the development and implementation of the health programs currently being used at Americhoice. She hopes to use this expertise and experience in helping institute reforms within Innovacare that impact the healthcare provider’s biggest market, Puerto Rico.
Changing the state of health in Puerto Rico
Penelope Kokkinides hope to use lobbying, her extensive connections in the healthcare industry, and experience in helping Innovacare Inc. improve the quality of health for the Puerto Ricans. With over 200,000 residents of the island subscribed to either Medicaid or Medicare aid program with the institution she leads, Penelope has taken it upon herself to improve these residents quality of life. In one of her successful lobbying strategies, Penelope was invited to the white house, together with other female healthcare professionals to deliberate the role of women in healthcare.
However, she walked into the meeting with the plight of health for the Puerto Ricans lying heavily on her shoulders. She would use her time with the president to bring to his attention the state of healthcare in Puerto Rico. Her main concerns were how the health care budgetary cuts had exposed the island residents to inferior care and what could be done about it. In the weeks that followed the presidency announced implementation of healthcare policies favorable to the Puerto Rican community.
The lifelong health practitioner also hopes to come up with several programs and policies within the Innovacare Inc. aimed at improving the quality of care advanced to the Puerto Rican residents. These aren’t just targeted at coming up with new health care programs or revitalizing the ones already in existence. Penelope Kokkinides is also targeting redefining the administration of these programs. She is particularly keen on improving the quality of assistance given to the patients as she believes that it plays a key role in fostering better relationships between the institution and the Puerto Rican residents.