Puerto Rico has been through a lot recently. From natural disasters to basic population concerns the island is having, InnovaCare Health has been a staple part of helping the island move forward. Dr. Rick Shinto is the president and CEO of InnovaCare Health. His mission is to make sure his company does everything in their power to help the island with its health concerns. The outreach program’s efforts have noticed the need for helping people get out of poverty, inadequate housing and unstable transportation. These three factors do relate to health. By improving these three issues, the health of the people will improve.
The CEO is putting a lot of effort on improving poverty and lack of shelter and transportation because when patients come to the InnovaCare Clinic if they have an unhealthy diet at home, in fact no place to even call their home and no transportation to continue to be seen by a doctor or get their medication then everything the clinics are working to achieve goes to waste. Two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island the healthcare company was already out on food delivering food and medicines. Clinics were popping up where local medical practices and hospitals had been destroyed. Mobile clinics went out into the parts of the island that are still without power to aid those people living there. Medicaid and Medicare fund the efforts of InnovaCare Health. The company has professional making home health visits. These visits consist of giving out supplies to the needy.
The company’s chief administrative officer Penelope Kokkinides had a meeting with President Donald Trump. She discussed the good works her company is doing for the island. She also talked numbers with the President. She debated on the fact that there needs to be a huge increase of financial aid for Medicare towards the relief work in Puerto Rico. Also, the topic of working women in healthcare was brought up. This was a major topic and a crucial advancement for the healthcare industry. After the meeting, it was released that positive and favorable adjustments to medical financial aid for Puerto Rico would be carried out.