OSF St. Mary Medical Center

Galesburg, Illinois

Administration

Roxanna Crosser - President

crosser.jpgRoxanna Crosser, President Roxanna Crosser has a passion for rural areas like Galesburg; she grew up in the small town of Coal Valley, Illinois, right outside of the Quad Cities. Crosser notes that "There is a true family atmosphere here. You get to know your community."

After attending Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island, Roxanna attended Western Illinois University where she earned her bachelor's degree to be a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. She completed her internship at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center . She also holds a master's in health administration (MHA) from Governor's State University.

When asked about why she loves OSF, Roxanna responds, "Early in my OSF career, I found my purpose. The great team at OSF makes it easy to serve patients and the community. It is an honor to be part of the Sisters' Mission of serving our employees and our community with the greatest care and love in the Spirit of Christ."

You could say that science and medicine run in Roxanna's family; her husband, Paul, is an Environmental Services Manager with Bridgestone Bandag, her daughter, Emily, is a family medicine physician, and her two sons, Matthew and Tony, are both chemical engineers.

She enjoys spending time with her family (including her grandchildren Abigail and Nate) and friends, traveling, gardening, and reading a good book. She is also a member of the Knox County Health Department Steering Committee and is very involved with her church.

Mark A. Meeker, DO, FACP - Medical Staff President

Dr. Mark MeekerDr. Mark Meeker Dr. Mark Meeker jokes that he spends 80 percent of his time with patients and another 40 percent on administrative tasks. That’s not an indication of faulty math skills... rather his intense dedication to making a difference.

"I really enjoy being involved on the decision-making level. There have been so many changes in health care; it’s very important that we are guided by the Sisters’ Mission with substantial physician leadership. To always put the patient first, we must work in teams and coordinate care among doctors, the hospital and other professionals."

Born in Burlington, Iowa, and raised on a southeastern Iowa farm, Dr. Meeker graduated from the University of Iowa and then went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. 

His leadership skills became evident early on when he was named Chief Resident during his internal medicine residency at the Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph’s Hospital, part of the University of Wisconsin system.

Dr. Meeker has always shown an inclination to pitch in and help out. When he first arrived, he chaired the Infection Control Committee of the Galesburg Clinic. Other leadership roles followed, from President of the Executive Committee to Chief of the Departments of Medicine at both Galesburg Cottage Hospital and OSF St. Mary. 

When the Galesburg Clinic joined the OSF family late in 2010, "a natural partnership" says Dr. Meeker, he became the Chief Medical Officer of OSF Galesburg Clinic .

He is also the Regional Medical Director for OSF Medical Group and serves on the Executive Council of OSF St. Mary.

Dr. Meeker and his wife, Shari, are the parents of four sons: "one a physician, one in business, one in college and one in high school" he says, and one daughter-in-law.

But he is also an Iowa and college sports fan who enjoys watching games - especially since his oldest son attended Butler, a top contender for the NCAA championship two years in a row! 

He is also a big Galesburg Silver Streaks fan, with his oldest three sons all being state-qualifying tennis players, and his youngest son a starter on the varsity basketball team since his freshman year. "Go Streaks!"