President and CEO
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital
Driven by her passion for better health care, Lauri Tanner is a pioneer who led the development of a revolutionary model of care that continues to achieve amazing results for the sickest 1% of children while costing far less than traditional hospital care. Today, Ranken Jordan is renowned as a bridge from acute care to home, taking referrals from all over the Midwest and as far away as South Africa. With lower costs and strong results, Ranken Jordan represents the future of medicine as well as an important step forward for children facing complex medical challenges. Over the course of her leadership, Lauri has increased organizational assets ten-fold. A new expansion doubling the space will open in February 2018. Lauri received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1982 and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration in 1996 from St. Louis University. Lauri has 35 years of nursing experience, 34 years of which she has held leadership roles.
Lauri’s health care experience also includes membership and leadership positions in the following professional and community organizations: Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) – Finance and Budget Committee (since 2011) and Board of Trustees (since 2016), Executive Advisory Board for the St. Louis University School of Nursing - Currently President-elect, St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors and Health Economy Advisory Panel, Missouri Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors; Executive Committee (effective 1/17), National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), American College of Healthcare Executives – Fellow, American Hospital Association (AHA) – Region 6 Policy Board (2013-2016), Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) and Illinois Hospital Association (IHA).
When not at work, Lauri grew up with and continues to have a passion for animals, is an avid golfer, and a loyal fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.