Cruickshank, President and CEO of The Partners Group, has been elected as chair to the Meridian Park Medical Foundation board of trustees during its meeting on June 1, 2017. The Foundation advocates and raises funds for Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, part of Legacy Health – the largest local nonprofit health care provider in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Cruickshank began his insurance career in 1984 as a sales consultant for one of the nation’s largest employee benefit brokerage firms. After working in both the Northwest and Northeast holding various positions, he returned to Portland, OR where he co-founded The Partners Group. Today The Partners Group is one of the largest independent financial and insurance services firms in the Pacific Northwest, serving more than 600 employers and well over 20,000 successful physicians, dentists and executives. He is also the founder and managing partner of C2 Solutions, comprised of six of the nation’s top independent regional benefit firms to deliver a combination of service and experience unmatched in the marketplace today.

The foundation also elected the following officers to its board of trustees during its meeting on June 1, 2017:

Rodrick B. Cruickshank, chair
Leah D. Murray, vice chair
Michael Schultz, executive director (ex officio)
Christopher A. Busby, treasurer and investment committee chair
Todd R. Duwe, secretary
Clyde Farris, M.D., trustee emeriti
Erin L. Miller, trustee emeriti
David A. Thompson, trustee emeriti

The foundation is currently raising funds in support of a Patient Care Expansion project. This $6.5 million capital campaign will increase Legacy Meridian Park’s capacity to care for the growing South Metro community with a facility that supports high-quality patient care using the latest technology and best medical practices. Legacy Meridian Park is the South Metro area’s most advanced medical center. Specialty services include neurology, orthopedic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, cancer care, a nationally recognized stroke program, a nationally accredited breast health center and a chest pain center. For more information about Meridian Park Medical Foundation, contact 503-692-7624 or visit

Founded in 1981, The Partners Group has been serving the financial and insurance needs of employers, medical professionals, and successful individuals for over 35 years. They are an independent consulting firm employing over 140 teammates, with services including employee benefits, retirement planning and investment services, commercial and individual insurance. The Partners Group has offices in Bellevue, WA; Portland, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Bend, OR; and Bozeman, MT. For more information, please visit 503-241-9550.