How Penelope Kokkinides Message to President Trump Led To Healthcare Reforms in Puerto Rico

In 2011, the government instituted budgetary reforms that involved cutting funding to the healthcare department for all the states. The downside to this was an increased cost of healthcare in different states, fueled by the fact that the implementation of the cuts within the states was disproportional. Puerto Rican residents have suffered the brunt of this over the years that has time and resulted in an increased cost of health. Innovacare’s Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides sought to bring this issue to the President Trump’s attention.


Penelope’s invitation to the White House


In 2016, the President sought to discuss the role of women in healthcare with the stakeholders by inviting leading professionals in the field to the white house. Penelope Kokkinides, was among the eight influential health care experts selected from across the nation to represent what the President termed as “millions of millions of women who play an indispensable role in the American healthcare” sector. During the roundtable discussions that followed, the experienced healthcare professional dedicated her time with the president to address the plight of Puerto Rican’s healthcare.


The fact that Penelope heads an organization covering close to 600,000 American’s health wise means that she understands the health problems they face. While urging the president to reconsider instituting changes in the all-popular Medicare advantage plan, Penelope Kokkinides mentioned that Puerto Ricans might soon be forced to migrate to other states in search of medical attention. The success of this meeting was witnessed a few days later when the Trump administration announced health reforms favorable to the Puerto Rican residents.


About Penelope Kokkinides


Penelope currently serves as the Chief Administrative officer for Innovacare Health Inc. a managed healthcare services provider based in Puerto Rico. The company specializes in extending government health programs to the residents here and is the only facility offering NCQA-accredited health plans on the island. Before joining Innovacare, Penelope worked with Centerlight Healthcare as their strategy director for the managed care division. She had also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Touchstone Healthcare.


The high flying health expert graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from Binghamton University before topping it with Masters in public health from Columbia University. She would proceed to join the civil service where she worked for close two decades specializing in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. She is also an expert in managing healthcare processes in a hospital environment as well as developing clinical programs aimed at improving infrastructural efficiency within these environments.


CEO Amanda Morgan-Taylor

Sussex Healthcare is an award-winning group of care homes, based in the United Kingdom that offers a wide range of services for over 25 years when it comes to learning disabilities, dementia care, neurological care, and also the care of older people who are not able to take care of themselves. On December 21, 2017, Sussex Healthcare was excited to announce a new Chief Executive Officer Amanda Morgan-Taylor who officially started with Sussex Healthcare in January 2018.

Before Amanda started as the new Chief Executive Officer, she was already involved in working with them and already familiar with all the homes within Sussex Healthcare and all the services they provide to the public. Amanda Morgan-Taylor has over 30 years experience in the healthcare field, working in the independent and public sectors. Even though Amanda became a Mental Health nurse in 1984, her focus was always to have a senior leadership role from having the experience of being a Service Manager, Managing Director, and a Quality Development Director. Amanda Morgan-Taylor has gained a strong understanding on what it takes to build relationships in this challenging field of work. In the upcoming months, she is anticipating visiting all the homes Sussex Healthcare has to offer, and Amanda will be hands on taking the lead in all their high quality services.


Sussex Healthcare might be an independent company, however they are an award winning organization with an award winning caliber team, at all of their locations. One thing you can say Amanda Morgan-Taylor has done joining with this company as Chief Executive Officer is making the patient feel at home, as if they are receiving the care from a loved one. Sussex Healthcare has 20 homes throughout their organization equipped with very experienced doctors and nurses Amanda works right along with.

What makes Sussex Healthcare so different than other residential care programs is that, they believe the patient’s quality of life is a priority, so the meals that are prepared for them are only made from fresh ingredients to maintain a patient’s diet. Amanda Morgan-Taylor’s mission is making the patients at Sussex Healthcare feel comfortable, understanding how important that is to their physical and mental well-being.

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