Red River Behavioral Health System (Grand Forks, ND) is a 70-bed free-standing psychiatric hospital providing acute inpatient stabilization services for adolescents and adults experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Using a multidisciplinary team approach, our inpatient hospitalization services offer medicinal and therapeutic interventions that are individualized to each patient and designed to stabilize acute psychiatric conditions.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our hospital is built on the foundation of dignity and respect as we promote self-awareness, personal growth and hope for the future. We’re led by a seasoned team with extensive experience, passion and a strong track record for providing quality psychiatric care. Each and every one of us is here to listen, here to care and here to help you, get back to you.

Free, confidential assessments are available 24/7 by calling 701-772-2500 or toll-free at 866-772-2500.

Red River Behavioral Health System

Treatment staff at Red River Behavioral Health System includes a multi-disciplinary team of professionals assigned to each patient. Team members may include Psychiatrists, Physician’s Assistants, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Master’s Level Counselors, Licensed Master’s Level Social Workers, Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses, Occupational & Recreational Therapists, Licensed Addiction Counselors and Behavioral Health Technicians.

Our Team


Gebrehana Zebro, MD, MBA, FACP, FAPA, CPE, Medical Director
Jaqueline Hansen, Chief Executive Officer


Colleen Sveum, Chief Nursing Officer
LaVonne Merten, Director of Quality and Compliance
Susan Nordin, Director of Health Information Services
Jeffrey Stafford, Regional Maintenance Manager
Jeff Thorfinnson, Adult Program Director
Garett Wiltse, Adolescent Program Director