By Christopher Skor
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - Ranken Jordan, a specialty hospital, honored NewsChannel 5 and its staff with the newly founded Bridge Home Award.
Ranken Jordan CEO Lauri Tanner was proud to announce Mike Bush, Frank Cusumano, and the NewsChannel 5 staff as the first recipients of the Bridge Home Award. The award was established this year to commend those who consistently raise awareness about Ranken Jordan and the work it does for the community.
Jane Higgins, Public Relations Specialist at Ranken Jordan, described Bush, Cusumano, and the KSDK staff as "selfless," saying the coverage by the station has helped to "put us on the map." Higgins made sure to note that the work done at KSDK is a "team effort" and for this reason the whole station was honored as well.
According to Higgins, the net worth of the hospital has gone up over the last 15 years, from $5.8 million to $58 million. She attributes that to the leadership of CEO Lauri Tanner.
The ceremony took place at the Ritz-Carlton on Saturday, January 19 during the hospital's annual Crystal Ball Gala.
Ranken Jordan is a secondary care institute that deals with patients ranging in age from new born children to young adults.
Youth from all over the world check-in to Ranken Jordan to recuperate mentally and physically from complicated medical conditions, before going home.