Letter from CEO

Welcome to Benchmark Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. and thank you for taking the time to learn about our residential treatment program and the staff who have made this program one of the leading providers in psychiatric treatment for adolescents. As the Chief Executive Officer I am honored to represent this organization, which since 1986, has treated individuals who suffer with various forms of mental illness and provided support to their loved ones.

I began my career at Benchmark in 2001 as a licensed clinician working directly with our clients. As a therapist I have made a strong commitment that our program stands firmly on its clinical foundation. I am privileged to serve alongside a dedicated team of professionals who share this same vision and whom I can genuinely say help to change lives.

The strength and success of our hospital rests firmly on this foundation and the philosophy that each individual who is admitted to our facility is unique and that subsequently their treatment requires a customized and multi-pronged approach. From our talented team of therapists to our seasoned medical staff, we offer evidenced-based psychiatric treatment that is effective in reaching the most difficult of youth. Benchmark’s in-house education program is accredited and comprised of a dedicated teaching staff, many with Special Education Certification, and effectively teaches students with special educational needs. Our rich Recreational Therapy program compliments the concepts that are being worked on in individual therapy and reinforces skill acquisition as well as providing experiences ranging from snowboarding in the Utah Mountains, ROPES course work, service projects and everything in between! Finally, at the heart of the hospital is the living units, which are operated by a team of dedicated and professional direct-care staff. Our direct-care staff has the highest level of integrity and we pride ourselves on respecting all clients who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

If you have any questions, or would like a more comprehensive overview of our program, please know that we are available to provide answers to these questions – do not hesitate to call. Thank you for taking the time to learn about Benchmark Behavioral Health Systems.


Craig Scholnick, CEO

Call us (801) 299-5300