Lee Sacks, MD has served as executive vice president, chief medical officer since 1997 and is responsible for health outcomes, safety, clinical transformation, information systems, risk management/insurance, research, medical education and clinical laboratory services at Advocate Health Care. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Advocate Physician Partners, the clinically integrated network with over 4,900 physicians serving over 700,000 attributable lives in commercial, Medicare and Medicaid contracts. Modern Health Care recognized APP as the nation’s largest ACO in 2013 and 2014. He serves as Chair of the ACL lab operating committee, the joint venture that provides laboratory services to the Advocate and Aurora systems.
Dr. Sacks held the position of Vice President of Lutheran General Health Plan (PHO) and Vice President, Primary Care Development for Lutheran General Health System prior to the merger that created Advocate. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, completed a family practice residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and then provided patient care for thirteen years in suburban Chicago.
Dr. Sacks was the recipient of the 2015 American College of Healthcare Executives/Chicago Health Executive Forum Regent’s Career Achievement Award, the 2010 American Academy of Family Physicians Robert Graham Physician Executive of the Year Award and the 2009 Institute of Medicine Chicago/CQPS Ortho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute Recognition Award in Patient Safety.
Clip by Lee B. Sacks, Fiona Scott Morton & David Dranove
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