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Capitol Anesthesiology Association in Austin, Texas

The Capital Anesthesiology Association started in 1973 as an independent practice to provide anesthesia services to Austin`s Level 1 Trauma and Emergency centers.

CAA physicians and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologists are board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or are in the process of being certified. This team is more than qualified to provide the best patient care by working closely with hospitals to maintain equipment, assist with pre-operative and post-operative care.

All staff including clinical and administrative staff are available for patients with medical insurance inquiries so that the billing process is the least of their concerns. The CAA’s prime goal is working with their patients before and after procedure so that they are comfortable with their anesthesia experience.

Community Involvement

CAA is involved in many communities to support organizations dedicated to philanthropy. Even their practitioners donate education and training services to mission groups globally. This influences excellent medical care to patients as well as knowledge. Austin Smiles, Dell Children`s Surgical Global Outreach, Eels on Wheels, Operation Smile, Children`s Medical Center Foundation, Family Eldercare, and Partnerships for Children are the nonprofit organizations CAA is involved with.


CAA provides the general classifications of anesthesia: General Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, and Local/MAC Anesthesia. Specialty areas of anesthesia practice are Obstetrics, Pediatric, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia.

While medical education increases in Austin, Texas; CAA hold leadership in partnerships, educating nurses and physicians; changing the scope of healthcare for the best.

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Changing the Health Industry with Copa Hospital

When you mention a five-star facility, people only think about hotels. However, things have changed, and five-star hospitals are now in place. While the concept may be new to some people, others have embraced the idea. One such hospital offering five-star services is the Copa Star Hospital in Rio de Janeiro and is owned by the D’Or Networks. With the D’OR Networks, the hospital is not the first of its kind as it has managed to establish other 22 hospitals offering such services in the Rio de Janeiro region. Other than Rio, the owners of this facility are looking to expand these services to other parts of the country such as Sao Paolo.

The idea of a five-star hospital in Brazil came after the conclusion of the 2014 world cup. People around the area saw the need for specialized hospital services that provide an environment that is capable of providing comfort and hospitality. The unique thing about this hospital is the way at which it provides its employees with the best technology and services there is in the market. They are in dire need of exceptional talent which they are constantly recruiting. For the good services they offer, they are posing a threat to surrounding hospitals. One thing that is common within the facilities is the warm and accommodating environment.

If there is one thing the Copa Star hospital emphasizes on is privacy. This has been achieved by having entrances and exits that are designed to see that there is little movement from unauthorized people. According to the hospital’s website, their staff has been trained to ensure that they handle each case as a special case. With this kind of services, patients who would have flown abroad choose the services of this hospital. Needless to say, the hospital has been designed to handle complex cardiac and neurological conditions. This makes the hospital one of the most competitive hospitals in the country. To ensure that the hospital gains the trust of the public, it uses a marketing strategy of assuring the public that the primary aim of the institution is to offer quality healthcare. The comfort is just secondary considerations. Among the most notable facilities in the institution are 59 ICUS. The hospital has over 500 employees that have been put through extra training to handle the complex equipment. For instance, the diagnostic center with modern MRI machines must be operated with care and caution.

The ICUs are fixed with video conferencing technology that allows communication with the exterior world in case of an emergency. The patients are afforded with iPad that are used to control the environment they live in. They can control lights and curtains using the same technology.

InnovaCare Health Guided by the Dynamic Duo of Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides

Headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, InnovaCare Health has established itself as a leading provider of Medicare and Medicaid plans. One the main goals that the executive management of the company have strived to consistently achieve is to provide top-notch healthcare services. To do this, they devise plans that are not only cost-effective to their customers but also utilize the latest in healthcare technological advances and practices. As with any successful organization, strong and effective leadership is at the core of the success garnered by the company. At the helm of InnovaCare are CEO Rick Shinto and COO/CAO Penelope Kokkinides.

Naturally, it would seem to be a sensible idea to have a Doctor as the CEO of a major healthcare provider. That is exactly what InnovaCare did when they appointed Dr. Richard Shinto to that position. Before leading InnovaCare, Rick Shinto was the President and CEO of Aveta, which is also a large provider of managed healthcare plans. Prior to that, he amassed more than twenty years of experience in healthcare. He held titles of Chief Medical Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Medical Management, internist and pulmonologist. He even was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year honor in the service category for the state of New Jersey.

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Penelope Kokkinides also has over twenty years of healthcare management experience. Like Shinto, Penelope Kokkinides also worked at Aveta. During her time there, she served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Clinical Operations. She has also worked for major healthcare providers Centerlight Healthcare, Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice. While Shinto has a medical doctor background, Kokkinides’ career has focused more on the management aspect of healthcare. Her prior titles include: Executive Vice President, Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management.

As the nation’s population continues to age, the “baby boomer “ generation will be seeking the services provided by InnovaCare in growing numbers. While it is true there are multiple healthcare providers in the U.S. , they are not all equal in terms of quality of service provided. With Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides guiding InnovaCare into the future, there is little doubt the company will continue to be recognized as a leader in the managed healthcare services industry.

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