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Advocate Health Care chief medical officer named among the nation’s top physician leaders

Oak Brook, Ill. Advocate Health Care, the Midwest’s largest health system, is pleased to announce that Lee Sacks, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer (CMO), has been named as one of the nation’s top physician leaders in healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review.

The 2012 list of ‘100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems’ includes physicians from across the country. Doctors were selected based on their healthcare experience, awards and recognition, as well as their commitment to delivering quality care. Many of the nominees were suggested by their peers and the list was also evaluated by healthcare industry experts.

"We are very proud of Lee and the recognition is so well-deserved," said Jim Skogsbergh, president and CEO, Advocate Health Care.  "Lee's insightful leadership and commitment to clinical excellence and patient safety has not only been instrumental for Advocate and our patients, it has served as a launching pad for improved patient care across the nation.

In addition to serving as Advocate’s executive vice president and CMO, Sacks is also CEO of Advocate Physician Partners (APP), which is recognized as a national leader in clinical integration. He has also served as president of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and as a member of the Commission of Health Care Services of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2010, Dr. Sacks earned the Robert Graham Physician Executive Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Click here to view the complete list physician leaders selected by Becker’s Hospital Review.

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About Advocate Health Care - Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s top 10 health systems, based on clinical performance, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 10 acute care hospitals, two integrated children’s hospitals, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care),two Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health care companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its three major teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $474 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2010.


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