SOURCE: Orthopaedic Hospital

January 31, 2008 06:12 ET

Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Names Michael Lombardi as Chairman of the Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2008) - Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, a world leader in patient care, education and research in orthopaedics, has appointed Michael R. Lombardi as chairman of the board of directors. Averaging more than 55,000 outpatient visits annually, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital treats more children with crippling disorders than any other orthopaedic facility in the nation.

Lombardi will be responsible for actively guiding the board of directors during the hospital's upcoming endeavors, including the opening of the new Everychild Foundation Universally Accessible Playground on the downtown Orthopaedic Hospital campus and overseeing continued progress on the new hospital facilities in Santa Monica. The chairman works closely with the hospital's CEO to address operational success, adherence to the mission and serves as an integral member of the alliance council that oversees the agreement between Orthopaedic Hospital and University of California, Los Angeles.

"Michael Lombardi is a strong leader and long time supporter of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital," said James V. Luck, Jr., MD, president, CEO and medical director, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. "His dedication, experience and enthusiasm will help take the hospital and the board to an even greater level."

Lombardi is founder and president of Stonebridge Holdings, Inc., a company that develops, manages and markets high-end, hospital related medical office buildings. He is the managing member of Westside Medical Park LLC, a medical office building and senior housing project currently being developed at Olympic and Bundy in Los Angeles, served as managing general partner of Newport Lido Medical Center, and is a past chairman of the board of councilors of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Gerontology.

Lombardi earned a bachelor of science degree in finance and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

About Orthopaedic Hospital

Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (OH) is a recognized world leader in patient care, education and research in orthopaedic medicine, resulting in an improved quality of life for children and adults with crippling disorders. For nearly a century, OH has been helping children afflicted with crippling conditions lead healthy, active lives, regardless of the family's ability to pay. The hospital is supported by the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation and is expanding both its treatment and research facilities. In an alliance with UCLA, a new inpatient hospital and residency program for orthopaedic surgery are being established in Santa Monica. The new Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center opened in September 2007 in Westwood and is the largest and most sophisticated musculoskeletal research facility in the world. www.orthohospital.org.

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