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Written by: Ranken Jordan
Thursday, February 16, 2012  RssIcon

Newest board member Mike Matheny with patient Deontay
Mike Matheny with inpatient, Deontay.

Maryland Heights, MO (February 15, 2012) Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital has elected Cardinal baseball manager Mike Matheny to the board of directors and appointed Steve Cortopassi as chairman of the board. Cortopassi, vice-president of Overland Metals, Inc., replaces Richard Vandegrift, who has served as board chairman since February, 2006 and remains a member of the board. Vandegrift is a retired executive of McCarthy Building Companies. Cortopassi has served most recently as vice chairman, a position now held by George R. Edinger, Sr. Matheny comes to the board already familiar with the Maryland Heights hospital. His Catch 22 Foundation charity has sponsored two golf tournaments for Ranken Jordan. The new Cardinal manager’s charity also has pledged 100 thousand dollars for the construction of a multi-purpose athletic field for disabled children at the pediatric bridge hospital.

Ranken Jordan elected the following officers at its’ February 7 board meeting: President & CEO Laureen K. Tanner; Chairman Steve Cortopassi; Vice-Chairman George R. Edinger Sr.; Secretary Thomas J. Minogue; Treasurer Sondra M. Denk and Chief Medical Officer Nicholas A. Holekamp, M.D.

The board of directors also re-elected six members to three-year terms for the 34-bed Maryland Heights hospital: Jim Burdiss; Steve Cortopassi; Steve Harpole; Nita Fowler-Johnson, D.D.S.; Michael Maurer, Jr, M.D. and Thomas J. Minogue.  

Rich Vandegrift  George Edinger  Steve Cortopassi

Rich Vandegrift served as
chairman since 2006.

George Edinger Sr.
Vice chairman of the board

Steve Cortopassi
Chairman of the board


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