Corporate Ladder

• Mallinckrodt (St. Louis) has named Forrest Whittaker president of its respiratory group. Whittaker is the former president and CEO of Paidos Health Management (Deerfield, IL).

Magda Vasquez has been named the home health aide of the year by the Visiting Health Services of Union County (Newark, NJ). Vasquez has worked as an aide for the Visiting Nurse company for nine years. Each year, the award recognizes dedicated and committed nurses.