Penelope Kokkinides is the present Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for InnovaCare. With an experience of more than twenty years in the healthcare arena, Penelope has a wide variety of skills in developing and optimizing healthcare services. She is also a specialist in government-run provisions such as Medicaid and Medicare. She is proficient in building organization infrastructures, enhancing healthcare effectiveness and managing health care operations and processes. According to Kokkinides, the success of Innovacare lies in staying up-to-date with developments in a sector full of extensive changes.
Before joining InnovaCare, Penelope worked at Centerlight Healthcare Inc. There she worked as the chief operating officer and the vice president of the firm. Her roles at Centerlight included general management as well as developing and steering strategy for managed care divisions. Penelope has also served at Touchstone Health as the Chief Operating Officer. Moreover, she has also worked for AmeriChoice, a part of the large United HealthGroup. There Penelope served as the Vice President of disease management and healthcare management.
She was also an essential member of the management crew that implemented the healthcare service model of the company. As a returning member in the management crew, Kokkinides worked for InnovaCare as the COO from 2009 to 2014. Being a passionate supporter of technology inventions in health care, Penelope talks on many forums on how you can become a successful businessperson.
According to Penelope, the trick is to remain informed at all times. This professional spends a lot of time reading research books, articles, publications and resources to stay abreast of every change happening in the healthcare sector. InnovaCare is very keen when it comes to innovations in healthcare. One of the core tenants of InnovaCare is to work with setups that drive innovations and changes in medical studies. Presently, it’s the most prominent healthcare company in Puerto Rico that provides services and plans for the United States as well.
As leading healthcare, payer and services provider, InnovaCare serves more than 467,000 members. Penelope opinion to offer high-quality healthcare and technology advancement in healthcare has spearheaded many achievements in the medical arena. According to Penelope Kokknides, healthcare providers should stay ahead of technology inventions if they don’t want to be left behind. She believes that technology has changed the manner in which she works.
Penelope Kokkinides education background includes a biological sciences degree from SUNY Binghamton and two completed Master’s degree programs. The first one is an MBA in Social Work, and the other one is MBA in Public Health from New York University and Columbia University respectively.
OSI Industries has been around since 1909. It was established in the city of Chicago on the city’s westside. OSI Industries was originally name after Otto Kolschowsky. This man was a German immigrant who wanted to serve his community with great tasting meat products. Otto’s butcher shop was a huge success and it allowed him to earn a living and to support his family.
Eventually, Otto had children and they grew up into adults. Once they were of age, his two sons joined their father’s business. At this point, the small butcher shop’s name became Otto and Sons. This name would stick with the business until the 1970s. OSI Group acquires Baho Food.
From the late 1940s until the 1950s, Otto and Sons were doing great business. Their big break eventually came in 1955 when a guy named Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s restaurant. Kroc needed a persistent supplier that could make the same great tasting burger products for his consumers. This was going to be an essential part of the McDonald’s brand. He eventually discovered Otto and Sons and realized they might be able to provide him with the meat products that he needed to be successful.
This partnership proved to be extremely fruitful for Otto and Sons. As McDonald’s grew in popularity and financially – Otto and Sons experienced growth as well. While they did not receive all of the glory and fame associated with McDonald’s name, they did so much business that they had to continuously to expand just to keep up with their achievement.
Otto and Sons continued with their partnership with McDonald’s and they also expanded into other parts of the grocer, restaurant and OSI Industries food service industries. They started to manufacturer products for various restaurants and for local grocery stores. In the mid-70s, Otto and Sons was officially a major corporation and they were called OSI Industries.
The company had aggressively expanded during the 80s and 90s. They steadily gained more market share of the food service industries. Many food suppliers were falling to the wayside but OSI was steadily progressing. The company now has 65 locations spread out in 17 different nations. They employ over 20,000 people. Forbes dubbed this organization the 58th best company in the world. OSI Industries generates over $6 billion a year in revenues. OSI Industries experience and longevity has truly made this company a superstar in the food service industry.
It is a weapon that has a long history of being a destructive force and before it was replaced by gunpowder and cannons was feared by those that were on the receiving end of its destruction, we are talking about of course the Trabuco. To truly understand the origins of this weapon, you have to travel back to China in 400 B.C when a smaller weapon known as the slingshot gave inspiration to the Trabuco. Some people would say that it’s origins may date back even more than that as some people say that the inspiration for this weapon came from a simple sling.
One thing that could be said about the Trabuco was that it was not a weapon that was made for rapid fire. On average to get this weapon ready for use, it would take about 12 days. This would mean that if you missed your mark, you were going to have to wait almost two weeks to get another shot. By this time your enemy could have already conquered you if your other weapons were not nearly as strong according to spanishdict.com. For those that were lucky to hit their intended target, there was a lot of damage that could be caused by a hit from one of these.
Use of this weapon spread to Europe where there it underwent a bit of a rebirth and two forms of this came into existence. The first of these was the counterweight for as well as the traction form. With the use of these in Europe the battles took on a new aspect and there were a lot fewer battles that were lost. This eventually would be the last time that the Trabuco would be used as innovations in weapons would give rise to new forms of combat and would leave the weapon obsolete. Cannons and the invention of gunpowder were too much for the Trabuco to be able to adjust and account for.
Size, the amount of time for preparation, mobility were just a few of the things that took it’s toll on this weapon and led to more and more armies ceasing the use of this. Eventually, there was a world that had no need for this weapon and the last of these were destroyed and the wood reused for other purposes according to infoescola.com. Today the only one of these that survive are in museums as display pieces to teach others about this weapon and how it helped to change the world.
If you haven’t kept up with the news lately, Amazon isn’t just focused on selling electronics and clothes anymore; it now wants to sell medical equipment as well, and it’s well on its way to receiving the necessary licensing that permits it. This has transformed the medical industry as a whole into a battlefield of sorts since Amazon has been known to cast large businesses aside like ragdolls and either decommission them entirely or absorb them Borg-style into their own operations.
It’s actually not that terrifying, but it certainly feels that way to the CEOs and entrepreneurs who are feeling Amazon’s heat as a result of their advance into the medical field with their retail services.
What’s now happening is CVS is attempting to fire back by incorporating some form of health care into their stores. They have their eyes set on health insurance giant Aetna, which already owns a respectable chunk of the population’s health insurance plans and would no doubt provide an epic leg-up to the good ol’ general goods box store that we know and love. While the outcome is uncertain, one thing is known: CVS has no plans of ending up like Whole Foods or Toys “R” Us.
What It Means
The implications of web-based retailing and service provision is nothing new but certainly hasn’t been slowed as the years crawl by; if anything, it’s getting insanely powerful and is largely responsible for the shutdown of Toys “R” Us among other businesses. As a result, CVS — primarily a brick-and-mortar business — wants to cash in on this with a dual setup that gives them the best of both worlds while providing every basic health care need to its clientele. This has very interesting implications for everyone going forward.
How Drew Madden Can Help
If CVS plans to make this pan out, they’re going to need to upgrade how its web presence is handled as well as its access to patient records, medical needs and on-the-spot doctor’s approvals. This is where health care IT executive Drew Madden enters the picture and provides top-notch advise, servicing and strategies to help smaller medical companies like CVS survive the struggle against Amazon.
Financial services play some of the major roles in allowing individuals as well as companies to save their resources through smooth cash flows as well as the consumption of overtime resources. Madison Street Capital has managed to cement its name among leading providers of excellent financial services. With the clear focus of serving a plethora of investment needs across middle markets, the company has earned a relatively stellar reputation. Coupled with unmatched integrity, this company continues to thrive in excellence.
Madison Street Capital is an international investment firm that offers a variety of banking services across Chicago and other continents. The company has over the years managed to garner thousands of clients thanks to its reputation and dedication to understand the ins and outs of financial services industries. Moreover, the company has acquired extensive track record in different service delivery scopes including handling complicated contracts, working on viable exit strategies for other companies, matching specific buyers with their sellers and initiating proven to work strategies for the acquisition of various projects in foreign countries. So far, Madison Street Capital has managed to achieve unparalleled results.
Madison Street Capital believes in global expansion. That is why the firm has offices in different geographical locations including Ghana, India, Chicago and Oregon among others. Besides the offices spread across different continents, the company has made it its responsibility to bring their wealth of financial knowledge into practice by encouraging deep relations as well as analytical skills when pursuing critical business matters. In transaction handling especially, Madison has worked hard to foster ethical practice. As such, the firm better qualifies to handle financial reporting, the allocation of prices in different businesses, the management of assets and better yet, financial and business valuation. Well, it is fundamental to note that these are some of the services that most investors require especially from a firm like Madison Street Capital.
Just the other day, Madison Street Capital was a major business advisor and initiator of partnership between DCG Software Value and Spitfire Group. DCG is a leading service provider for software analytics while Spitfire Group is well known for employing high-tech devices to serve the management of different businesses. The partnership was based on the basis of the firms being able to complement each other in terms of the variety of services provided. As such, Madison Street Capital and in return, gave a positive feedback regarding the viability of the business.
California is the hot spot for plastic surgery, which is one of the reasons Dr. Mark Mofid has made this his base of operations. Mark works in the San Diego area at various different hospitals performing plastic and general surgery. Mark holds some of the highest honors in the industry and is board certified to practice surgery.
The majority of Dr. Mark Mofid’s work is centered in California, but he also takes time to consult with individuals and organizations from around the world to help further their and his own research. Dr. Mark Mofid also has his own practice where he performs pretty much all types of plastic surgery for his clients, including buttock augmentations, facelifts, liposuctions, and breast augmentations. Many people are wary of getting plastic surgery, most especially when it is their first time. This is not only due to some bad press that the plastic surgery field has sustained several times over the years, but surgery is generally a scary thing for people regardless of the reason. Dr. Mark Mofid is one of the most renowned and capable plastic surgeons in the country today and has helped thousands of people find new comfortability in their skin over the years.
There has been a growing interest over the years in plastic surgery, mostly for cosmetic reasons, and the general opinions on the practice continue to fluctuate greatly. However, with the costs continuing to go down over time and the safer procedures that are looking more natural every year, more people are starting to consider plastic surgery as an option for improving their confidence. Mark also sets some of the highest standards in the industry because he also sets limits to his surgeries and abides by the highest ethics of his practice. Mark is constantly searching for new ways to improve procedures as well as informing other surgeons to follow the same good practices to improve plastic surgery’s image in the states.
If you haven’t heard of Securus Technologies, that’s OK. They are still out there providing reliable communication and technology solutions for law enforcement and corrections facilities and now they have announced that they are teaming up with the Louisiana Department of Corrections to institute an anti-drone program to stop criminals from using drones to get materials into the prisons. Plus, Securus is doing other things to impress the rest of the industry thanks to their leading methods of providing outstanding customer service. Matching this kind of groundbreaking technology with outstanding customer service certainly shows a company on the rise and looking for new ways to innovate when it comes to technology and with the people behind the technology who make the engine run.
If that isn’t enough to impress you, how about the fact that Securus Technologies just won 3 Stevie Awards for their customer service record. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service is the top-notch award for customer service and the team at Secure came away from the latest awards ceremony with a gold, silver and bronze for their efforts. It’s even more impressive when you consider that there were more than 2,500 nominations for this award from companies of all sizes and across industries.
Using a scoring system that takes into account a variety of customer service metrics across 89 different categories, Securus managed to get the scores that earned them the awards. They won a gold for dealing with customer complaints, a silver for one of their reps who was Customer Service Professional of the Year and a bronze for their front-line customer service team.
It seems Securus is trying to match outstanding technology solutions with equally outstanding customer service standards. The Drone Detection program is something to see and uses a digital antenna to detect drones in and around the prison. If you didn’t know that prisons had to deal with and worry about drones, then you wouldn’t believe what prison official say they have found evidence of. Drugs? Yes. Cellphones? You bet. How about weapons lifted right over the walls and dropped into the prison yards? Yes, that, too.
Dr. Saad Saad was one of eight children born in Palestine and they were raised in Kuwait. He got his degree in medicine from Cairo University 47 years ago in Egypt and he was the second student in his class. He later went to England to do his internship then later went to the United States. He has now married and has four children, an ICU nurse, a lawyer and two surgeons.
In his career as a surgeon, he has done thousands of surgeries on infants and children, and also medical missions to the city of Jerusalem to do free and complex surgeries. He has also made developed new pediatric surgical procedures and patented two inventions. Before he retired, Dr. Saad Saad was the Co-medical director and the surgeon in chief at K Hovnanian Children Hospital.
Saad Saad knew he wanted to become a doctor and a surgeon for that matter when he was still in high school. At first, he wanted to follow the footsteps of his elder brothers but then he wanted to work in an environment that is cool and has air conditioning considering the hot summers in Kuwait that would sometimes exceed 110 degrees F.
Dr. Saad Saad learned many lessons from Dr. H Biemann Othersen who was his trainer in the USA to be a Pediatric Surgeon. He learned to treat the same all children regardless of their financial background, their religion, and color or physical capabilities and mostly to be honest, hardworking and kind to them all. Dr. Saad is most excited by the developments in the medical field of genetics that help to understand, prevent and to treat chronic diseases and cancer.
Research is important to Dr. Saad Saad and he says one gets results from doing research. He also believes that his efficiency comes from being organized as it helps him to prioritize the tasks he has and accomplish them on time. Dr. Saad Saad believes anyone can attain their goals in life because it is possible. He advises one to read any book written by President Abraham Lincoln who advocated for equality and freed all slaves as it helped him as a surgeon to understand that we are all similar in the insider regardless of the color religion or the race we are from. Learn more: https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-saad-saad-ys6d8
Prior to performing any surgery, Dr. Saad Saad would review the medical record of the patient and confirm the type surgical procedure he was to do on the patient. He would then review the steps to take for the surgical procedure he was planning to carry out especially the recent operative pediatric surgeries and the complex surgical procedures. He also ensured he used techniques to help him focus on the surgery; he did not like loud music in the operation room, no talking and he also ensured he had good night sleep and breakfast before he went in the operation room. In his career, his patient rating was average by 26 patients and 8 of those patients rated his services as 4.0 stars.
Lime Crime Cosmetics, a revolutionary leader in the health and beauty industry, was launched by Russian native Doe Deere in 2008. Lime Crime is quite unique and different as it delivers an intensely bold cosmetic line that unequivocally allows one to express themselves according to their mood. The company progressed from humble beginnings back in 2004, where it derived from an eBay digital shop. Ms. Deere, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lime Crime Cosmetics, originally explored selling her independent DIY clothing concepts, where she modeled the fashion line via her eBay store under the ‘limecrime’ handle. Here, she maximized on an opportunity to enhance her new fashion line with infallible makeup color. Wanting her designs to stand out, she could never find the exact hues she desired-so she began mixing and creating her own bright, confident beauty palettes, that’s when mod makeup became her staple. Her cosmetics line propelled after starting a blog delivering step by step instructions on various ways to apply and use her beauty products. This resulted in 3 million Instagram followers.
The innovative entrepreneur grew up and studied fashion design in New York City. She abruptly set aside her fashion education and plunged into the fashion industry to start her E-bay digital store. Ms. Deere confirms she learned a lot about business management and marketing initiatives while attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. This enabled her to strategically launch key advertising campaigns for her exclusive cosmetics brand. She prides herself on propelling the brand to new heights by transforming critiques into actionable deliverables; developing forward-thinking products that work for wide ranges of potential clientele. Lime Crime’s identity focuses on offering what no one else in the industry delivers; a vegan-friendly line that boasts of vibrant, luxurious, diametric color. Doe Deere uses the whimsical world of mythical fantasy as a muse for her quality collection. Her compilation consists of eye-shadow pallets, loose glitter powders, kaleidoscope inspired liquid eyeliners, nail polish, glossy glitter lip wear and pigment rich lipsticks. Doe Deere has always stayed true to using fun imaginative colors and to producing cruelty-free products.
The company now operates in Los Angeles, California. Doe Deere supports her favorite charities which align with her brand’s values; she helps women and children initiatives as well as animal-rescue drives. Moreover, she is at the forefront of developing innovative products that allow her customers to uncover their best version of themselves. Visionary Doe Deere continuously challenges herself by recreating bigger, better dreams of bringing creativity, self-expression, and happiness to her clients.
Tony Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries, Ltd., and on top of being one of the highest paid CEO’s in the nation, he is a philanthropist that gives his all to humanity. When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in 2017, he didn’t sit on his butt doing nothing. Instead, he directed Nabors Industries to give its employees paid time off to go help out the people who got hit the hardest.
On top of this, the company opened up its own on-site kitchen and prepared meals three times every day to give to families in the area who were effected by the hurricane. CEO Tony Petrello also helped to set up the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund where he committed himself to matching donations made by the employees of the company that would go to hurricane relief. After the employees of Nabors donated $173,622 out of their own pockets, he matched it with his own money, too.
Tony Petrello also recently welcomed Tommy Tune, the Broadway legend, back to Houston by hosting a cocktail reception in his own home. Many don’t know that while Tommy Tune lives in New York, he was born in Texas and attended high school in Houston. In Tommy’s honor, Tony Petrello and his wife, Cynthia, invited 50 guests to a party at the mansion of the Petrello’s. This was done to support the arts and culture and is just one of the many great things that Tony Petrello does in this capacity in his hometown of Houston. Together with his wife, he has also started up the Petrello Family Foundation, which works to help with the performing arts,m health, and education in the city of Houston. The deep mark they have left on the city of Houston motivated the Smithsonian to give them the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.
Tony Petrello will sometimes focus his philanthropy on very specific causes and missions that are close to his heart. One of these is the Texas Children’s Hospital, which is working to find real treatments for children who suffer with neurological disorders. It was the fact that his daughter, Carena, suffers from periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) that drew his attention to a set of diseases that really have no cure as of yet. When he discovered that there was no hospital or medical office working on these issues other than one, he donated large sums of money in order to help the Texas Children’s Hospital with its mission.
Thanks to Tony, many people will not have to suffer that otherwise would have. He truly has made the world a better place.