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Mary Talboys: Healthcare Heroes

Congratulations to Mary Talboys, Administrator at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute. She has been awarded the “Lifetime Achievement” award in the 2017 Healthcare Heroes awards.

Read more about Talboys and the other Healthcare Heroes here.


For thirty years Mary Talboys was a fixture at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute or UNI, a force of nature and a champion of mental health, wellness and compassionate service. On January 30th, Talboys passed away leaving behind a lasting legacy within the institute and in the community at large. In 1985, Talboys was the first employee hired at the institute, put on the payroll even before the institute had a place to call home. She quickly distinguished herself as a champion of mental health and was invaluable in the creation of many of the institute’s programs and practices. Among her ideas is what is now known as Be Well Utah, which encourages and celebrates comprehensive health and wellness, and Women Aid SLC, a nonprofit organization created to promote self sufficiency for women. Ross Van Franken, Executive Director of UNI says, “UNI will always bear the hallmark of Mary’s unique approach. Her unwavering commitment, not only to quality patient care and employee empowerment, but selfless community service. Her fingerprints are everywhere.”