Oregon – Meridian Park Medical Foundation elected Rod Cruickshank, President and CEO of The Partners Group, as chair to its board of trustees during the foundation’s 2018 annual meeting.

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 founded The Partners Group with partner Bruce Kerr.  Today, Cruickshank is the President and CEO of The Partners Group, one of the largest independent financial and insurance services firms in the Pacific Northwest, serving employers, individuals, and their families. Cruickshank has a degree in political science from Oregon State University. He is also the founder and managing partner of C2 Solutions (www.poweredbyc2.com), 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.

Meridian Park Medical Foundation advocates and raises funds for Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Legacy Meridian Park is the South Metro area’s most advanced medical center. Specialty services include neurology, orthopedic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic technology, cancer care, a nationally recognized stroke program, a nationally accredited breast health center, and a chest pain center awarded the nation’s first Gold Seal of approval in chest pain by The Joint Commission – the nation’s principal hospital accreditation agency.

For more information about Meridian Park Medical Foundation, contact 503-692-7624 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.

Founded in 1981, The Partners Group has been serving the financial and insurance needs of employers, medical professionals, and successful individuals for over 37 years. We are an independent consulting firm with over 160 employees, and services including employer services, commercial insurance, personal insurance, wealth management, and group physician advisory services. The Partners Group has offices in Bellevue, WA; Portland, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Bend, OR; and Bozeman, MT. For more information, please visit https://www.thepartnersgroup.com/ 503-241-9550.