Washington, Mo. – As Mercy Hospital Washington plans to expand its Foundation Board, Anthony “Tony” Kreutz becomes its chairperson.
“I’m looking forward to a very productive term, filled with interaction as we focus on the important relationships among area businesses and the hospital,” said Kreutz. “Those relationships are very important to our families, our health, our livelihoods and our community. I’ll be reaching out first to board members and their businesses, and we’ll be reaching out to community businesses to ask for support.”
The Foundation raises funds to help Mercy Hospital Washington meet the community’s health care needs, including support for charity care, patient education, advanced medical technologies, programs and services, new construction and renovations.
The Foundation is led by a governing board that provides support and guidance. As chairperson of the Foundation Board, Kreutz will preside over the Foundation Board, provide leadership, assist the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities and help inform the community about the needs of the hospital.
“Tony was voted chairperson by his fellow Board members. He was selected because he’s an asset to Mercy and the communities we serve,” said Rachel Covington, executive director of philanthropy. “He’s very active in our communities, he aspires to accomplish good things to strengthen the region and he leads with integrity.”
Kreutz is vice president and partner of SCI Engineering Inc., which has offices in Union, St. Charles, Rolla, and O’Fallon, Illinois. The company provides engineering consulting services in geotechnical, construction, environmental, natural resources and cultural resources. Kreutz started there in 1991 and serves as a vice president and director of business development, where he oversees corporate customer service and marketing, including strategic planning and acquisitions expansion.
He also serves on boards for businesses and nonprofit organizations such as Downtown Partnership of St. Louis, Hawthorn Foundation, East Central College Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation. He joined the Mercy Hospital Washington Foundation Board in 2007.
“Tony is leading just as we’re hoping to expand our board,” said Covington. “We’d like to recruit two to four additional members this year to expand our reach and include more community members in our philanthropic activities.”
To Kreutz, the characteristics of a Foundation Board candidate are easy to define: “The perfect candidates are those who exemplify altruism. They want to give back to the community by helping the underserved.”
Kreutz and his wife Michelle have two children, Jacob, 17, and Kaitlyn, 14. The family lives in Franklin County.
For more information about the Mercy Hospital Washington Foundation, call 636-239-8882