Lee B. Sacks, M.D., has been named president at Advocate Health Partners, Oak Brook, Ill. He had been vice president of Lutheran General Health Plan and vice president of primary-care development for Lutheran General HealthSystem, Park Ridge, Ill.
VPs, associates, assistants
Scott Wooten has been named assistant vice president for finance at Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas, as well as chief financial officer of the medical center's Willow Creek Hospital. He had been assistant controller at Kettering (Ohio) Medical Center.
H. Scott Sarran, M.D., has been named vice president of clinical systems institute at Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, Ill. He had been medical director at Lutheran General Health Plan, Park Ridge, Ill.
Rita Skwara has been named executive director of resource management at Woodland (Calif.) Healthcare. She had been manager of utilization management.
Ernest Bacon has been named chief operating officer for the Georgia division of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., Atlanta. He had been regional vice president for the Southern region of Healthtrust, Atlanta.
Rev. Jerry Wagenknecht has been named vice president of mission, values and philosophy integration at Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, Ill. He had been a staff associate for mission at Lutheran General HealthSystem, Park Ridge, Ill.
Charlie Hardtke has been named director of information systems operations at ChoiceCare, Cincinnati. He had been manager of computer operations.
John J. Esslinger, M.D., has been named medical director at Health Network for Children, Omaha, Neb. He will continue as director of neonatology at Childrens Memorial Hospital, Omaha.
Barry S. Macdonald has been named director of corporate marketing at the Frontier Group, Boston. He had been director of market research and development at Advanced Rehab Systems, Boston.
J. Bruce Wiggins has been named group director of Nevada operations at Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa. He had been president at HMO Texas, Houston.