Rick Shinto Takes The Helm At Innovacare Health Solutions

Dr. Richard “Rick” Shinto, M.D. currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at InnovaCare Health Solutions, and as CEO of InnovaCare subsidiary MMM Healthcare, Inc. InnovaCare Health is a U.S. corporation using technology to find innovative, affordable, and sustainable healthcare solutions.

Dr. Shinto received his medical degree from the State University of New York, with an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands and began his medical practice as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. With more than 20 years of operational experience in managed healthcare, Dr. Shinto brings with him an extensive expertise in managed healthcare. He previously served as:

* CEO of Aveta Inc., of North American Medical Management of Illinois, Inc.,

* Chief Medical Officer of North American Medical Management California, Inc. (NAMM California),

* Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company (PMC),

* Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners, and

* Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan in Orange County, California.

InnovaCare Health provides Medicare and Medicaid healthcare services through its two main divisions: Provider Networks, and Medicare Advantage Programs. Their goal is to transform healthcare management using modern technology.

InnovaCare Health’s two major programs serving Puerto Rico include Preferred Medicare Choice (PMC) and MMM Healthcare. Through these two programs, InnovaCare serves over 200,000 registered members. InnovaCare’s Medicare Advantage healthcare plan has been accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

InnovaCare recently announced their role as a committed Partner in the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), a partnership between the government and private providers intended to hasten the conversion to a healthcare payment model based on quality and not quantity. InnovaCare Health has set also goals to support payment reform by a set percentage of U.S. health care payments to Alternate Payment Methods (APMs) within a workable time frame.

Joining Dr. Shinto at the helm of InnovaCare Health is the Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides. Penelope holds a B.S. in biological sciences from Binghamton University; a master’s in social work from New York University, and a second master’s in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health. She 20 years of healthcare experience in strategic direction in managed care.

Penelope believes that the cooperation of Healthcare organizations will ensure the success of alternate payment methods and that with so many supporters, reform will spread across the industry.

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OSI Food Solutions: The World’s Top Food Provider

The world is full of restaurants, supermarkets and food-specialty shops. In most cases, these businesses tend to not harvest their own foods. This is where a food supplier comes into the frame, and OSI Food Solutions certainly fits the bill. Since most food retailors need actual food products to stay in business, the majority of them order their food products from food suppliers. OSI Food Solutions has clients all around the globe even though it’s an American-based food provider. Expansion is the key to success. This notion is 100 percent true, especially when conducting business on a large scale. OSI market value is in the billions of dollars, but it’s continuing to find new ways to better serve its clients.

OSI Food Solutions consist of a number of test kitchens, culinary-innovation centers and pilot plants. The company definitely understands investing to the highest degree. The company also understands what a great investment return on investment truly is. At OSI’s Toledo-plant in Spain, the company has been able to double its production in chicken processing. The weapon of choice is known as the high capacity production line. In about a year’s timeframe, OSI has gone from processing 12,000 tons of chicken to processing just over 24,000 tons of chicken. The same thing has happened with its beef and pork production.

Being a large-scale processor isn’t easy. Yes, mistakes come along with the territory, but it’s all about the way you bounce back. As of 2018, OSI Food Solutions has 10 high-tech plants in China.According to OSI, the company has been working and conducting business in China for more than two decades, and that says a lot. OSI Food Solutions has just partnered with Australian-based Turi Foods. This partnership is looking to produce a world class food solutions group. Both companies share the same values, which has made them the perfect teammates for one another.

Wes Edens Goes Against the Grain in Business and Sports:

He helped create an investment management firm from scratch, guided it through the Great Recession, and in 2017 sold it for $3.3 billion. Wes Edens now hopes that success will carry over into some of his other endeavors.

Edens’ grew up as far from the world’s financial capitals as one could get. He spent his boyhood on his family’s ranch in Montana, where as he tells it he had his choice of only two TV stations to watch. After graduating from high school, he went to Oregon State University, where he received a degree in finance and business administration. His first job out of college was at a small bank in San Francisco. Later, Wes Edens moved to New York to work on Wall Street. This is where he found success, to the point he co-founded Fortress Investment Group in 1998. While the company did take its lumps during the Great Recession of 2008, Edens still kept his company afloat. He even purchased a majority stake in the subprime lender Springleaf Holdings for $124 million. At present, that company’s net worth is in excess of $3 billion. More about of Wes Edens at Crunchbase.

Springleaf is not the only operation Wes Edens hedged his bets on. He and Fortress are sinking nearly $3 billion into the construction of a passenger rail service in Florida. This at a time when travel by train is barely in the news. Edens also owns not one, but two sports teams, the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and Aston Villa, a football — soccer — club in England. Neither franchise was doing well when Edens stepped in to buy them. Prior to purchasing the Bucks in 2014, the team had not advanced past the first round of playoffs since 2001, and won just one NBA Championship in 1971. Aston Villa, meanwhile, has struggled for years as was dropped from the Premier League to the Championship League. Wes Edens hopes to see both teams become contenders soon in their respective sports.

More about of Wes Edens: http://www.nba.com/bucks/bio-wesley-r-edens

 

Why Successes like Susan McGalla’s are still Rare among Women

Companies that are gender diverse have been shown to be more likely to outperform those that are not by up to 15 percent. Diversity in the workplace is believed to make a company more open to a broader range of ideas. However, only a small percentage of C-level jobs in S&P companies are held by women even now. Susan McGalla is one of those exceptions.

Joe Williams of Philly Purge believes that the main reason for the gender gap is that the work force is still missing the underlying issue. Namely, that most women need eachother’s support to be able to feel confident at what they do. Most companies lack this. One of the reasons that Susan McGalla is such an exception is due to her fairly unusual background.

McGalla was raised with two brothers and had a football coach for a father. She has said that from childhood, she wasn’t given any breaks just because she’s a girl. She was raised to work for everything she wanted. She credits this to the fact that she has been so successful in various managerial and other high level positions where many other women tend to struggle.

After graduating with a degree in business, Susan McGalla started her career with the department store, Joseph Horne Company from 1986 to 1994. She was very successful in various marketing and managerial positions. Then she joined American Eagle Outfitters in 1994 as a women’s clothing divisional merchandise buyer until she worked her way up to being their President and CMO (Chief Merchandising Operator). She left American Eagle Outfitters in 2009 and has since gone on to private consulting for various retail and financial businesses. She also founded her own executive business, P3.

McGalla has said that when she started out at American Eagle Outfitters, all of the executives were men. One of the positions she holds now is Vice President of Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Which she says is also dominated mostly by men. However, McGalla is now best known for the motto, “wear what we wear” in order to encourage people to invest in Steeler clothing.

Dr. Saad Saad and His Professional career

Saad Saad comes from Palestine. He was raised in Kuwait. He comes from a family of eight children.

Two of his siblings have Ph.D. while two have masters in engineering, two surgeons, and one teacher. He received his medical degree from Cairo University. He received honors and became second best in his class.

He did his medical internship in the United Kingdom. He later moved to the United States of America where he has spent 45 years. He did his pediatric surgery practice as well as a residency in surgery in the United States, and he is a certified pediatric surgeon by USA Board. Saad has been blessed with a family of four children, one lawyer, two surgeons, and ICU nurse.

Dr. Saad has brought to life two inventions and created several new procedures to do with pediatric surgery. For the last 40 years, he has performed thousands of complicated pediatric surgeries on infants as well as teenagers.

He has also conducted eight missions to offer medical help to Jerusalem. He performed complex surgeries while on these missions on poor children for free. Before he retired, Dr. Saad was the co-Medical Director and the Surgeon-in-chief of K Hovnanian Children Hospital.

When he was young, Dr. Saad wanted to become an engineer just like his elder brother. The two brothers were already worked in construction companies far from home.

According to him, Kuwait is a very hot nation with temperatures that go beyond 110 degrees Celsius. After some time, he realized that he wanted to work in an environment that was not hot.

He looked forward to working in offices that have air conditioning available. So he made up his mind not to become just a doctor but a surgeon. He knew that the surgery rooms were always air-conditioned.

Dr. Saad was trained by Dr. H Biemann Othersen, one of the greatest surgeons that America has when it comes to pediatric medicine. Saad received his training to become a pediatric surgeon.

Saad says that the best lesson he learned from Othersen is to be kind, hard-working, and honest and to offer his medical services without considering the race, origin, color, religion, physical or mental abilities, or financial status of the children I treat.

Dr. Saad claims that how genetics is enhancing our ability to prevent, understand as well as treat chronic diseases including cancer is one of the medical trends that excite him. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad

Throughout his career, Dr. Saad Saad has succeeded because he has taken care of the people who need his services the most. He has served thousands of children and young adults in different places.

He has offered his services in the United States and the Middle East. He has participated free medical missions which are sponsored by humanitarian groups.

Hussain Sajwani – A Unique Success Journey for a Unique Man

Hussain Sajwani may be one of the most powerful and wealthy men in the world, but he didn’t just wake up one day that way. He didn’t suddenly find himself being the head of one of the largest, most profitable, and most financially stable companies in the world the DAMAC Group. He didn’t establish strong and mutually beneficial relationships with some of the most connected and powerful captains of industry and heads of state in the world overnight. These things he accomplished not by accident, or by having them handed to him, but rather by hard work and perseverance.

Starting out life as the son of a humble shopkeeper and a homemaker, Hussain Sajwani saw his father selling his wares, upscale accessories such as pens and watches to the powerful men who were at the head of the economic revolution that the middle east saw from the mid-70s to the mid-90s. It was presumed that Hussain Sajwani would follow in his father’s footsteps and take over the family shop, but rather than do that Hussain wanted to pursue a career in business.

Hussain Sajwani (@HussainSajwaniOfficial) worked hard and earned a full scholarship to a prestigious medical university, but after discovering that his true passion still lay with the world of business and real estate development he dropped out of the program and returned home. It wasn’t long after this that he founded the first incarnation of what would today be the DAMAC Group. Right from the start he and his partners were a success. Within a couple of years, they had millions of square feet of upscale luxury real estate under development in the hospitality, retail, commercial, and residential sectors. The real estate investor would develop a reputation for success and that led to further opportunities with some of the worlds most respected developers including future United States president Donald Trump. With Trump, he would develop two of the most expensive luxury resort golf courses in the middle east, one of which is the most opulent and elegant golf course and resort facility in the world.

Throughout his rise to power as chairman of the DAMAC group Hussain Sajwani has strived to not only succeed, but to do everything with the highest level of ethics and transparency. He is a prime example of how one can come from lowly origins and work hard to become a leader in their industry and a role model for others.

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Matt Badiali Says Now Is The Time To Own The Stock Of Gold Miners

Investment guru Matt Badiali recently wrote that now is the time to go long on gold miner’s stock. Many experienced expert investors feel that investing in gold is way too risky, especially when they feel that mines can and do shut down or fail. Another big difficulty is that many gold mines are in very unstable parts of the world, adding to the risk. Other investors know, though, that they can make a windfall in gold mining stock and so are adding these companies to their portfolios in 2018.Matt Badiali advises that gold always has a minimum cost it takes to get it out of the ground.

This called the “all-in-one” cost and it is the lowest value that an ounce of gold can hit. This cost is also what a company needs to stay in business. In 2015, when gold hit a low of $1050, that “all-in-one” cost was just $1 more than that.Gold is a great way to diversify a business portfolio. It’s not very correlated to the stock market which is important because many other asset classes are. It can help smooth out a portfolio from the stock markets ups and downs. Investors who don’t invest in gold can see their portfolio value drop by a huge amount if the global stock market enters a bear market.

When the value of gold hit its low, gold mining firms around the world tightened their belts and restructured their businesses.Matt Badiali says that investors are now going to reap the awards of them having done so as gold is set to shoot up in value. These companies will be very profitable and will make their investors rich.He has been trained as both a financial analyst and as a geologist. This background gives him the knowledge he needs to completely understand this precious metal and other commodities. When Matt Badiali analyzes a gold company he doesn’t look at numbers but determines how long it takes them to drill a hole as the faster they do it the more productive the company is.