University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) has named Ben Tanner, Huntsman Cancer Institute’s current Director of Clinical Operations and Chief Operating Officer (COO), as the Institute’s Executive Director, replacing Ray Lynch, who is retiring after 13 years of service.
Mr. Tanner has been COO of the Institute for more than a decade. Prior to the hospital’s dedication in 2004, he was Director of the Oncology Service Line at UUHC. As COO, he oversaw the construction of the original Institute in 2004 and a major expansion of the building in 2011. In addition to operational planning for the cancer hospital’s growth, he is also credited with initiating the UUHC patient housing facility and the oncology outreach program. ■