When Penelope Kokkinides was invited to the White House in Washington, D.C., she knew immediately she would bring up her company’s healthcare efforts in Puerto Rico. Additionally, she would add in the fact that federal funding for the island is continuing to decline. Yearly Puerto Rico receives less and less money while other states in the United States still get their fair share of funding. President Trump heard her loud and clear. Because of her meeting, improvements will be made to help aid the residents affected by the natural disaster.
Hurricane Maria destroyed the island of Puerto Rico. It was one of the most massive hurricanes on record. The hurricane caused thousands of people to be without water, food, electricity and shelter. Roadways became swamped with water. Debris rained over the entire island. Blackouts occurred so often that after awhile it no longer surprised people when they had to go about their days in the dark with no electricity.
InnovaCare Health has been working on the island to address its medical problem. They are the largest healthcare company helping residents. They are headquartered out of New Jersey and funded by Medicare Advantage. They have a host of professionally trained people that work to diagnose physical and mental symptoms and prescribe medicines and treatments to relive ailments and mental issues. The company has medical clinics located all over the island replacing the medical practices Hurricane Maria swiped off the island and the dilapidated hospitals remaining. The clinics the company has created are nothing fancy but a huge relief to the people there. The company has not forgotten about the thirty percent of rural residents who are going without basic healthcare services. Mobile clinics venture out into the countryside to aid residents living off the grid. This company also seeks out to help the elderly, as disasters like Maria, statistically have higher chances of causing death to the elderly due to stress.
Tens of thousands of people have visited Innovacare’s clinics. Many flock to the havens of healthcare due to the slim options of medical attention. Additionally, many flock to the clinics due to how the clinics offer a place of peace, compassion and counsel to people who have emotionally undergone a lot of heartache.