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Cindy Ficorelli
Phone: (810) 606-6270
Fax: (810) 606-6279
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06/03/2010

Andy Kruse named Vice President of Mission Integration

(GENESEE COUNTY, MI) Andy Kruse has been named Vice President of Mission Integration for Genesys Health System. In this position, he will lead mission integration activities for the organization; and oversee Community Relations, Spiritual Care, WorkPlace Spirituality, the Genesys Ethics Committee, the Advocacy and Culture committee, and Community Benefits.
Kruse, a Grand Blanc resident, has worked at Genesys for more than 20 years. He earned a master's degree from the Health Care Mission program at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO; and in 1985, he obtained a master's from the University of Arizona-Tucson in exercise and sports sciences. At Genesys, he previously served as director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention before accepting the position of Director of Community Relations and director of Health
Access services.

Kruse serves on the Community Benefit Advisory Board of the Catholic Health Association, is chair of the Greater Flint Health Coalition's Community Network, and oversees annual Cover the Uninsured Week activities for Genesee County. He also serves as a member of Communities Joined in Action, the Genesee County Free Medical Clinic Advisory Board, the Genesee County PRIDE Medical Services committee, Michigan Access to Care Coalition, Michigan Childhood Immunization Registry Advisory Board, REACH 2010 infant mortality team, and United Way of Genesee County Community Investment Council.

Kruse was instrumental in initiating the beginnings of the One Stop Housing Resource Center in Flint, a place where the homeless and near-homeless can obtain resources in one location to help these individuals get back on their feet on a more permanent basis.

He also led the inception of Dispensary of Hope, a not-for-profit network of medication dispensing sites for people without prescription drug coverage. Genesys serves as the only Dispensary of Hope site in Michigan.

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