University Hospital Administration
Ross VanVranken - Executive Director for the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute
Ross VanVranken is the Executive Director for the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) and Administrator of Behavioral Health Services for the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. UNI is a 90 bed acute psychiatric hospital that treats the full spectrum of mental and chemical dependency diagnosis.
His primary role is to ensure UNI's commitment to providing the highest standard of care across the full spectrum of behavioral health services. To assure the integration between clinical care, educational research, and to maintain UNI's standing as a community leader in the area of behavioral health. Under behavioral health services, Mr. VanVranken is responsible for the operations in the hospital of 5 West, a 24 bed medical/psychiatric unit, 5 East, a 4 bed Tuberculosis unit, Social Work and Customer Service.
Mr. VanVranken has been the director of UNI since 1991. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. VanVranken served in a variety of clinical and administrative capacities in both the private sector and for the University Hospital. He is a native of Utah receiving his undergraduate degree in Psychology and master's degree in Social Work from the University of Utah.