Crusader CEO Gordon Eggers Jr. set to retire at end of year

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Crusader Community Health's CEO Gordon Eggers Jr. is set to retire after 34 years.

Eggers will officially retire on Dec. 31, 2019, as executive vice president Samuel Miller will take over his position.

"It's a really exciting opportunity to continue the great traditions that crusaders already established of serving," said Miller.

Eggers began his journey at Crusader in 1985 as one of the first physician assistants in the stateline. He was then promoted to medical director and vice president of health services.

In 2005, Eggers earned the CEO title. Under his leadership, Crusader has grown from two clinics to a healthcare network with more than 58,000 patients in eight locations.