Puerto Rico is now suffering more than ever. The country has not recovered from the effects of Hurricane Maria that took place last year in September. While the island suffered many problems before Hurricane Maria, those problems were intensified by that mega storm. One of the biggest issues that harms Puerto Rico is its healthcare system. The hurricane devastated the much of the medical infrastructure on the island and the people there are paying the price.
Rick Shinto knows the health-related problems that resulted from the hurricane. He is the CEO of Innovacare which is a leading insurance and medical provider in Puerto Rico. Shinto’s company has been providing health insurance and healthcare solutions for Puerto Rican people long before Maria arrived. After the island endured Maria’s wrath he knew that the people would be trouble in terms of their health.
Thousands of people in Puerto Rico had medical conditions that needed constant care to maintain their health and well-being. After the storm struck, many of these people could not get the care they needed to stay well. Unfortunately, many had passed away in the aftermath of the storm because they could not receive adequate medical care. This is one of the many problems that Rick Shinto and Innovcare are working hard to resolve.
Penelope Kokkinides is the CAO of Innovacare. She has assisted Rick Shinto in his efforts to improve healthcare in Puerto Rico. This highly intelligent health insurance executive has worked for many years in this industry. She met with Trump earlier in 2018 and told him that he needs to reverse the cuts that have been to Medicare Advantage which is a primary Puerto Rican healthcare insurer. The President has strongly considered her advice.
Innovacare Health is tackling Puerto Rico’s healthcare crisis from different angles. They have established temporary medical facilities, provided humanitarian aid and leads an aggressive fundraising campaign. All of these efforts and many more are being made by Innovcare to ensure that the people are getting medicine, medical treatment and basic medical care. Rick Shinto knows that there is a lot at stake. He wants to ensure that the people of Puerto Rico are getting the medical assistance they need to thrive and to live fruitful lives.
Sussex Healthcare recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. This is a milestone for an organization that caters to the physical and mental needs of senior adults in the Sussex area of the UK. This company launched their first residential care home in 1985 and has grown to where they now have more than 20 residential facilities located throughout this region. The company’s joint chairmen, Shiraz Boghani and Shafik Sachedina, lent their skills and creative know-how to the process of making Sussex Healthcare an award winning service within the UK.
This company was founded on the principle that all senior adults deserve to have the opportunity to participate in activities that are social, recreational and leisurely. This philosophy is part of the way this organization focuses on making the lives of their senior residents more fulfilling. The focus on active involvement works in combination with a variety of services designed to improve an individual’s state of mental clarity or increase their physical capacity. In addition to the organization’s physical therapy programs they also have a new gym equipped with a full size swimming pool and an assortment of exercise machines.
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The leadership team at Sussex Healthcare takes an active role in making sure the people they hire for their residential care homes are in alignment with the philosophies the organization was founded on. Shiraz Boghani has established himself in the field of hotel management. He is part of a group that operates some of the more well-known hotels in the UK. As the winner of the 2016 Asian Business Awards Hotelier, he brings a lot of leadership experience to his position at Sussex Healthcare. The same is true for dental surgeon Shafik Sachedina, who is an active member on many international boards.
In addition to the services Sussex Healthcare provides for the senior residents of their care facilities, they also offer at-home respite care. This allows the regular caregivers to take short breaks from the responsibility of caring for the people they love. They also offer palliative care for individuals who are either chronically or terminally ill. Staff members take a compassionate approach when caring for these individuals, which often includes issues involving pain management and end-of-life. Their residential care facilities are equipped to aid individuals with physical impairments through the use of track hoisting, spa style pools and multisensory rooms. They also provide care services for individuals with dementia and those who have profound learning disabilities.