Penelope Kokkininides has been the CEO at InnovaCare Health since 2016. Her experience in the running and management of clinical programs is extensive, having worked before in such capacity under government programs involving public health, social work and overseas medical aid programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Before joining InnovaCare Health, here are some of the various capacities she served under in various organizations: Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at CentreLight HealthCare, at Touchstone Care Health as the Chief Operating Officer, at AmeriChoice, as the Vice President in the Department of Disease and Care Management.
Her recent interview with IdeaMensch helps to shed more light and give insight into who she is and why she has been successful and fundamental in the growth of and excellence of InnovaCare Health, over the years. Her work involves travelling a lot, and she stated that this has made her travel time to be her most productive time idea wise at it keeps both her mind and body on its toes. She also stated that it is very important to be surrounded by a great team because that is how ideas come to life. She also stated that she appreciates how technology has been successful in interconnecting people through screen sharing and video conferencing and stated also that she is very pleased by the way InnovaCare Health has explored the technological angle and used it as a tool to enhance efficiently in the provision of a world-class healthcare model that benefits those in need immensely.
As a successful entrepreneur, she stated that one of the most important habits to have is to always focus on positivism on the job and the willingness to take a chance to be different, to deviate from the norm or what everybody else is doing. To be a successful entrepreneur, her advice is that one should always take the time to gather information and be aware of what is happening in the industry through reading and using other resources as well and using this information to see how it could fit into an overall strategy. She said stated that being organized and paying attention to detail is a very important part of who she is. One of her favorite books she would recommend is called “Start With Why,” by Simon Strek and one of her favorite shows is STAT News for its analytical approach to healthcare.