Troy McQuagge: USHEALTH Group, Inc. CEO Feted

Troy McQuagge, the reigning President and Chief Executive Officer at USHEALTH Group, Inc., was honored as the Gold Winner in the 2016 CEO of the Year Award by One Planet Awards. This prestigious award is meant to recognize and honor business executives with outstanding professional merit in different industry levels across the globe. Submissions for the award are accepted from various companies in separate parts of the world and include both public and private firms, small and large enterprises, for-profit and non-profit organizations as well as startups.

Troy McQuagge career at USHEALTH dates back to 2010 when he embarked on revamping the firm’s distribution agency known as USHEALTH Advisors. After a successful reconstruction of the company’s marketing arm, Mr. McQuagge demonstrated his ability to transform USHEALTH Group and as a result, was appointed to the organization’s president and CEO. Ever since Troy took over the company’s leadership, USHEALTH Group has recorded extraordinary growth, accomplishments, and profitability in the competitive health insurance sector.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. McQuagge demonstrated his joy in winning this coveted award, and he clarified that it was not only his win but for all the personnel at USHEALTH Group who were committed to offering affordable insurance coverage by developing creative solutions for different classes of clients.

About Troy McQuagge

Troy McQuagge is prominent business executive and entrepreneur from Panama City, Florida, but currently resides in Coppell, Texas. He attended the University of Central Florida where he pursued a B.A degree and graduated in 1983. After college, McQuagge started his career in health insurance sales at Allstate Insurance Company. Later in 1995, Troy moved to UICI/Health market where he stayed for eleven years. In 1997, he was elected as the president at UICI, UGA and he managed all his responsibilities diligently going above and beyond his bosses expectations while exceeding $ 1 billion in annual sales volume.

Mr. McQuagge later relocated to USHEALTH in 2010, and three years later, he was appointed the company’s VP and Chief Marketing Officer and then the firm’s CEO in 2014. Under Troy’s capable hands, USHEALTH Group, Inc. has grown ten times bigger in almost all areas of operation for the seven years he has been at the company.

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Rick Shinto And Penelope Kokkinides Lead InnovaCare Health Into The 21st Century

InnovaCare Health is a patient-driven healthcare management company that works to put the needs of its clients first and foremost. Currently, InnovaCare is recognized for its great quality Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. The staff at InnovaCare has developed some of the strongest provider network models in the health care industry, and InnovaCare Health is proud to help thousands of patients each year get the quality care they deserve.

InnovaCare is especially proud to help Puerto Ricans with their healthcare needs. InnovaCare offers two main Medicare Advantage Plans in Puerto Rico: MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. In addition to these plans, InnovaCare operates MSO Puerto Rico, which is a medical service organization founded in 2009.

Richard Shinto is now the President and CEO of InnovaCare Health. Mr. Rick Shinto has well over 20 years of professional experience in the healthcare industry. He has worked as the Chief Medical Officer of NAMM California, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Medical Pathways Management Company, and, most recently, the President and CEO of Aveta Incorporated. Mr. Shinto worked at Aveta Inc. from 2008-2012.

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In terms of formal education, Mr. Shinto obtained his B.S. from the University of California at Irvine, and then went on to receive higher degrees at both the University of Redlands and the State University of New York. Mr. Shinto actually began his career as a pulmonologist in Southern California.

In addition to Mr. Shinto, Penelope Kokkinides plays a key role on the InnovaCare Health leadership board. Ms. Kokkinides serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the company, and she has over 20 years of experience in healthcare as well. Kokkinides used to serve as the Chief Operating Officer of InnovaCare, but she left the company for a few years. In 2015, Kokkinides returned to InnovaCare in the role of Chief Administrative Officer.

Kokkinides also worked as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the company Centerlight HealthCare, the business department of United Health Group, and as the Chief Operating Officer for Touchstone Health.

Kokkinides has a strong educational background in both the sciences and humanities. She received a B.A. in both biological sciences and classical languages at Binghamton University. She then went on to do Master’s and Post-Master’s work at NYU, where she focused her attention on issues relating to alcohol abuse. Later, Kokkinides studied public health issues at Columbia University School of Public Health. In addition to English, Kokkinides is fluent in Greek and Spanish.

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Why You Should Consider Rick Shinto’s InnovaCare Health for Healthcare Services

Why You Should Consider InnovaCare Health for Healthcare Services
InnovaCare health is located in North America. It is a top provider of services in managed health care. InnovaCare provides physician practice services, Medicare, and Medicaid Advantage plans. The company commits itself to providing quality healthcare in making models that are reasonably priced, sustainable, and fully –integrated with the current technology. The company has two Medicare Advantage plans. They include MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice in Puerto Rico. It is estimated that there are 200,000 individuals in the membership base of the two Medicare Advantage plans. Over 7,500 providers serve them. InnovaCare is managing two Medicaid plans in Puerto Rico’s Government health plan. It provides extensive coverage of benefits through a coordinated care model.

InnovaCare Health firmly believes and understands that a patient is the most crucial aspect of their company and that they should be prioritized. It is committed to giving inventive and coordinated quality healthcare and to individuals in the whole of North America.

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Richard Shinto is the reigning CEO and president of InnovaCare. He is the former CEO and president of Aveta Inc. He has gained extensive experience and skills in managed care with more than 20 years of working in the operational and clinical healthcare. He has also served in different companies where he held various positions such as Chief medical officer and Chief Operating Officer. Rick Shinto is a former internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. Dr. Richard holds a Bachelors degree in Science which he acquired from the University of California. He also has a medical degree which he earned from the State University of New York. Richard is also a writer. He has several articles to his name on health care and clinical medicine.

Penelope Kokkinides is the reigning InnovaCare’s Chief Administrative Officer. She holds a Bachelors degree in Biological Science which she earned from Binghamton University. She also went to New York University where she received a Masters in Social Work and Columbia University school of Public Health where got a Masters degree in Public Health. She previously served as the COO of InnovaCare, Aveta Inc’s COO, and Vice President of Clinical Operations. Her field of specialization is in government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the industry of managed care. She has lots of skills and experience which she has acquired in the more than 20 years that she has been in the industry of healthcare.

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Maggie Gill Steers The Memorial Health To Greater Heights

Margaret (Maggie) Gill is the president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health. She is also an Ex Officio Member of the Memorial Health Board of Directors. Maggie Gill joined Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in 2004 as the vice president of finance/managed care. She was elevated to the position of chief operating officer in 2005. In 2011, she was appointed the president and CEO.

Maggie Gill provides leadership for the Medical Center’s vice presidents and physician leaders at various levels within the facility. She is also in charge of corporate relations, internal audit, orthopedics and neurosurgery, trauma services, and facilities management.

Career Growth and Education

Before joining MUMC, Maggie worked at the Tenet South Florida Health system as a financial advisor for five years. Three times, Gill was awarded the Tenet Outstanding CFO Award. Additionally, Maggie worked with various institutions including the Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, Coral Gables Hospital, and the North Shore Medical Center in Miami.

Maggie Gill is an alumnus of the Florida State University where she acquired her bachelor’s degree and later joined Saint Leo University in Florida for her Master of Business Administration degree.

Awards and Commendations

On November 1, 2016, the Georgia Medical Society conducted its 16th Annual Health Care Heroes Awards. The Memorial Health team was highly recognized for various ventures stocking seven awards. The awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated utmost dedication to improving the health conditions and the overall well being of the community. Maggie Gill reiterated that the awards would impact a lot to the next generation as much as it means a lot to the current MUMC team.

Different organizations and individuals participated by nominating heroes in six categories namely: healthcare innovation, institution/organization, healthcare education, physical lifetime achievement, community outreach, and allied health professionals. The Memorial Health scooped six winners including the healthcare innovation award through the Primary Care Accelerated Track Program, which is a collaboration between the Memorial Family Medicine Health Program and the Mercer University.

Eon Health and Memorial University Medical Center Partner to Launch the New Medicare Advantage Plan

The Eon Health and MUMC have launched a new Medicare Advantage Plan that aims to serve clients in Chatham and Bryan counties of Georgia, Beaufort in Hampton, and the Colleton counties of South Carolina. The plan is to commence on January 1, 2017, and the enrollment is underway.

Speaking during the launch, Maggie Gill noted that Eon Health’s focus on preventive health care provides a perfect match for Memorial Health. She promises to work together with Eon Health to enable their patients to live a healthy lifestyle and access the best levels of healthcare.