Meridian Park Medical Foundation elected Rod Cruickshank, President and CEO of The Partners Group, as vice chair to its board of trustees during the foundation’s annual meeting in June of 2016.

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, Ore. 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 more than 600 employers and well over 20,000 successful physicians, dentists and executives. Cruickshank has a degree in political science from Oregon State University and earned his Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) advanced degree from The American College. 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.

Meridian Park Medical Foundation advocates and raises funds for Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. 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 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

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. We are an independent consulting firm with services including employee benefits, business consulting, 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.