Westmont Search is Pleased to Announce the Placement of Vice President of Talent Management for Essentia Health

We are pleased to announce that Cindy Bacskai has joined Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota as the Vice President of Talent Management. Most recently, Cindy was the Vice President Human Resources Business Partner of Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cindy has also held Human Resource leadership roles at the Manpower Group and S.C. Johnson. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eu Claire and a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. This search was conducted by Peter Blau, Managing Partner and Carolyn Lecocq, Search Director.


Essentia Health has healthcare facilities across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota with its headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. The network provides patients with more than 2,100 practitioners and physicians. It also includes 13 hospitals, 69 clinics, six long-term care facilities, three assisted living facilities, three independent living facilities, five ambulance services, and one research institute. In 2013, Essentia Health was named as an Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.


Westmont Search is a premier healthcare executive search firm with the deep industry knowledge and experience needed to solve any hiring challenge. Westmont Search works with clients from university medical centers to rural health systems to multi-state managed care companies. We recruit and place leadership positions across the industry, including finance, operations, information technology and management. The main focus is to hire top health executives to continue to improve the healthcare system.

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