InnovaCare Health and Penelope Kokkindes Advancing Medical Care

InnovaCare Health Solutions is a leading medical facility offering health care services in Puerto Rico. The company recently added three executives to the leadership team of the organization. According to the Chief Executive Officer and the President of the organization, Richard Shinto, the addition of these executives will lead to the accumulation of holistic and unique skills to the organization that will in turn enhance its success and operations. The three executives added to the leadership team are Jonathan Meyers, Penelope Kokkinides, and Mike Sortino. Jonathan Meyers will be serving as the Chief Actuary Officer of the company. Before joining InnovaCare, he used to be the Director of Acturial Services, Medicare and Medicaid at the Horizon BCBS company in New Jersey.


Penelope Kokkinides will be acting as the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare. Ms. Kokkinides has more than 20 years of experience in Medicare and Medicaid as well as managing the care industry. She has vast knowledge in experience in creating and managing health care processes as well as procedures that focus more on educating organizational efficiencies and infrastructure. Moreover, Kokkinides has served in several managerial roles such the Chief Operating Officer at the Centerlight Healthcare where she was in charge of overall and strategic management. Penelope Kokkinides recently met President Donald Trump to talk about healthcare issues in Puerto Rico. They also discussed about the role of women in the healthcare industry.


Mike Sortino is the Chief Accounting Officer for InnovaCare. Prior to joining InnoveCare, he used to work as the Controller of Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance Company. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer for Houston Casualty Company for five years as its managing general agent. He has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance domain. He also has 5 years of experience in public accounting.


The three leaders demonstrate the high levels of education, leadership skills and experience as well as the professional integrity required at InnovaCare Health. InnovaCare Health has two Medicare Advantage plans situated in Puerto Rico. These are MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. The membership of these two advantage plans include approximately 200,000 people, served by a group of more than 7,500 service providers. The company also operates two Medicaid plans that is part of the Puerto Rico Government Health Plan (GHP) that provides enormous benefit coverage via a harmonized care model. InnovaCare is dedicated to offering its members with quality health care services.


What There Is To See And Do In Samoa

Samoa has been populated for around 3,000 years. It was ruled over by Germany from 1900 to 1914 and by New Zealand from 1914 to 1962. It was in 1962 that it gained its independence. Today it is a popular tourist destination, mainly for people in Australia and New Zealand but other nations as well. Most people fly to Samoa and they often fly on smaller planes into Fagali’i Airport which lies on the outskirts of Apia, the main city of Samoa and its capital.

Fagali’i Airport has daily flights by Samoa Airways (formerly Polynesian Airlines) and Talofa Airways. The former company offers flights just to Pago Pago, American Samoa, while that latter one flies just to Tonga. Chartered flights also take off from Fagali’i Airport for those who want to tour Samoa and nearby islands from the air and there are also occasional emergency medical flights to American Samoa where the hospitals are more advanced.

According to Samoa’s tourism board there are some things to do on Samoa that no one should miss out on. The first of these is the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. This is housed in this Scottish author’s final home and has his artifacts as well as others from the late 1800s. The museum is said to also have a beautiful garden behind it and visitors can visit his grave by climbing Mt Vaea just a short distance away.

Some of the natural sights to see in Samoa is the To Sua Trench which is a very idyllic spot to view the scenery. There is also a 30-meter crater right off the beach and you have to swim through an underwater tunnel to reach it. Once there you can see giant sea turtles, exotic fish, and underwater gardens all around you.

Meet Dr. Saad – the Pediatric Surgeon Revolutionizing the Health Care Industry

The health care industry is tricky and full of challenges and inventions yet to be realized. However, one man, Dr. Saad, a pediatric surgeon stuck to his path until he saw his dreams of wanting to improve medical procedures and methods come to life. The man has the interests of the patients at heart and far from being compassionate, he empathized with them and always wanted to come up with procedures that are less painful and with little to no risks.


He has a rich experience of over four decades. He has diligently and passionately saved lives in the U.S including the young and old in Holyland, not to mention the four Medical Missions he has been a part of in the country and eight in Jerusalem. At the West Bank, Dr. Saad during a mission performed complex surgeries on poor kids for free. Lucky for him, he holds patents for his inventions.


Dr. Saad graduated with a medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine in 1971 and has been in practice for a better half of his years. Apart from specializing in pediatric surgery, he also performs thoracic surgery and is among the 36 and 26 doctors at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch Campus respectively who specializes in the field.


One of his inventions is the Catheter with Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device. The machine performs a wide array of functions one being the treatment of internal medical conditions in the body. The machine helps the catheter, which is typically tubes inserted into a patient’ body to drain gases or empty fluids. Depending on the role it performs, the machine may be used internally or externally.


Utilizing the principle of electromagnetic energy, Dr. Saad’s device features a location identifier that tells the position of the catheter, whose tip carries the magnetically pervious material inside the coil it is equipped with. As a result, a doctor can scan the outside of the patient’s body during the procedure.


The decision to come up with a machine that aids the catheter, according to Dr. Saad, was because of the bulkiness and the difficulty in moving of the MRI machines. His machine allows doctors to perform medical treatments without necessarily scanning the patient’s body. Patients, therefore, don’t need to undergo MRI and X-RAY scans before they are treated. The device, however, is yet to be widely adopted and implemented.


Methods and Apparatus for Providing Suction and/or Irrigation in a Rigid Endoscope While Maintaining Visual Contact with a Target Area Through the Endoscope is his second invention. The device aids the endoscope – an optical device used to examine the insides of a patient during surgery – by eliminating the fluids hindering the view during an operation. Learn more:


Without having to remove the endoscope from the body and emptying the sucked fluids, Dr. Saad’s invention allows doctors to clear the view during endoscopy. He himself has performed lots of operations using the device and is a living testimony as to what the device can achieve.


Notably, Dr. Saad is embracing the technological changes in the medical industry, and he is glad to have come up with a solution that saves lives and is bound to revolutionize health care.


Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Leaves Bradesco

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi served Bradesco company as its President. He is one of the prominent figures in the operations of Bradesco. Trabuco has worked tirelessly to map the company at a higher position in the world’s business.

Change is inevitable. Every growing business enterprise must embrace change. It is through this spirit of change that Bradesco had to appoint a new President to succeed Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. Bradesco celebrates the exit of Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has he had achieved much during his tenure. The choice landed on Octavio de Lazari Junior.

Mr. Luiz Carlos Cappi noted that the company aimed at conducting a thorough process of nominating his successor. He continued that having a qualified and experienced personnel to lead the company after him would ensure the preservation of the firm’s traditions and culture of operations according to Basing on Trabuco’s commendation, Mr. Octavio was chosen since he was relatively young and had extensive experience and expertise in Insurance and banking business. He also revealed that Octavio responded wisely to the challenges he has ever faced throughout his career.

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is set to leave Bradesco CEO’s Office on March 12 after the scheduled shareholders’ meeting. He also hinted that the company has skilled vice presidents and among them is one of the best-skilled staff members in the banking industry. Trabuco also said that Mr. Octavio had shown his capabilities in helping the Bradesco to generate wealth and in that regard, he had utilized his accumulated knowledge.

For more than 40 years of experience, Trabuco also recommended the choice that the company arrived at when they tasked Lazari saying that he had developed the necessary leadership skills. He added that those skills would allow Lazari to manage the company in consensus.

According to Mr. Trabuco, Octavio started working with Bradesco as office staff, scaled to manage various agencies, lead the Credit department for some years and also guided and directed the board of loans and financing. He later went up the ranks to become a Vice President of the organization.

Mr. Trabuco Carlos praised his expected successor saying that he is a leader who leads by example. He sets the pace, course, and goals then bring the team closer together to work towards seeing the targeted goal attained. He is the kind of a manager who emulates and encourages teamwork.

The outgoing President supported the idea of Bradesco company having four vice presidents to comprise the board of directors. He noted that the representation signifies modernization. He also maintained that it matched the possibility of the company having a closer view of innovation.

In addition to the appointment of Octavio Lazari to the top position of the company, Trabuco also announced the nomination of Alexandre Gluher, Mauricio Minas, Josue Pancini, and Domingos Abreu to the vice president offices of Bradesco. Trabuco praised the four incoming vice presidents. He said that Gluher is expected to help the risk and audit department, Minas will control technology in the company, Abreu has extensive experience in monitoring and management, and Pancini is a qualified leader in network and high-income generation.

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Leading By Example: Dr. Jennifer L. Walden

What do you get when you combine a media commentator, combine a plastic surgeon, combine a philanthropist and combine an author into one figure? The answer is very simple because what you’ll get is actual excellence. Excellence and Dr. Jennifer Walden goes hand-to-hand. This extraordinary plastic surgeon is highly accomplished as well as highly sought-after. Dr. Walden has grown into a mega success thanks to her extensive background in medical aesthetics. The Texas-born beauty has helped to revolutionize the game in a number of ways. Dr. Walden just so happens to be one of a few women who serve on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Yes, this is very true, but keep reading for even more insight.

Being the Commissioner of Communications for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery isn’t easy, but Dr. Walden holds-down this position perfectly. This position requires being the overseer of all communications-related activities. To add some insult to injury, Dr. Walden was named as the Secretary for the Board of Directors’ Executive Committee. As you can see, this woman has a full-time schedule. She is very cognizant of every person’s background whether it’s race, culture or ethnicity. This gives her a much understanding of providing the best possible treatments for the person in question. There is no time for guessing in this dynamic field. Dr. Walden also serves as a spokesperson for a variety of medical-aesthetics companies like SmartGraph, Cynosure, Thermi Aesthetics and Lumenis.

Travelling around to different locations is something that she enjoys even though it’s for business purposes. Dr. Walden provides medical-related lectures at national conferences, which covers a huge selection of medical-aesthetics services. Dr. Jennifer Walden is one of a kind, and her extensive list of satisfied customers/clients can truly attest to all claims. With that being said, you are now in the presence of greatness.