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Capitol Anesthesiology: Giving Back to Those in Need

Capitol Anesthesiology Association is located in Austin, Texas. This group of medical professionals take great pride in being part of the community. They also donate their time and skills to several non-for-profit organizations. These organizations include: Austin Smiles, Eels on Wheels, Operation Smile, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Family Eldercare and Partnerships for Children.

Many of these organizations provide a variety of care for children in central Texas and around the world. As an Anesthesiologist, they work as part of a surgical team. Eels on Wheels is an unique organization in which they provide those with a disability the opportunity to dive at their ability. Located in Austin, Capitol Anesthesiology Association is a proud sponsor of this group.

Capitol Anesthesiology Association was established in 1973. It currently has over 80 medical doctors and 130 certified Registered nurse anesthetists. These professionals provide services to Level 1 Trauma Centers, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in the Austin area. Their anesthesiologist are board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.The group provides general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, local or monitored anesthesia care, pediatric, obstetric, cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia.

Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides Provide Top-Notch Leadership and Expertise For InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare CEO and President, Dr.Rick Shinto, is the recipient of a prestigious award meant to recognize excellence in business. In 2012 he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® in the category of service. Dr. Shinto was presented with the award at a gala held at the Hyatt hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey and expressed his honor at having received such an honor.

The recognition is considered the highest award of its kind and is sponsored in the United States by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. The accolade is designed to acknowledge those who have shown an extraordinary dedication to excellence, especially with regard to financial stewardship.

Dr. Richard Shinto sits on the board of directors for InnovaCare Health and has had over 20 years of clinical experience. He has worked for several companies, including MMM Healthcare Inc., Aveta Inc, North American Medical Management of Illinois, Inc., NAMM, Medical Pathways Management Company, MedPartners, and Cal Optima Health Plan in Orange County.

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Dr. Shinto has served his various employers in a variety of capacities, including as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Medical Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director, and board member. He began his career as a pulmonologist and as an internist. Dr. Rick Shinto was educated at the University of California at Irvine, earning his B.S. and procuring his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his M.B.A. from the University at Redlands.

InnovaCare Health’s Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides possess more than 20 years experience and specializes in the administration of government programs. She worked previously for Centerlight HealthCare as their Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and as the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Health and as Care Management and Disease Management’s Corporate Vice President. Ms. Kokkinides’s specialty is in assisting with company infrastructure and in creating efficient processes for healthcare management systems.

InnovaCare is a major provider of streamlined healthcare services, and they work to provide the highest quality in care. They strive to make sure the patient is always put first, and they put a strong emphasis on fostering relationships within the healthcare system. InnovaCare Health is headquartered in New Jersey.

InnovaCare Health manages networks of medical providers and health programs from Medicaid and Medicare Advantage. Their network is managed through MMM Healthcare Inc., and PMC. InnovaCare Health manages over 7,500 providers and services a base of over 230,000 members. InnovaCare Health partners with MSO of Puerto Rico, LLC to manage Medicaid and Medicare programs.

For more about Penelope Kokkinides, check out her BizJournals profile.