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Patton State Hospital

Patton State Hospital is a forensic psychiatric hospital in San Bernardino, California, United States. Though the hospital has a Patton, California address, it lies entirely within the San Bernardino city limits.[1][2] Operated by the California Department of State Hospitals [3], Patton State Hospital is a forensic hospital with a licensed bed capacity of 1287 for people who have been committed by the judicial system for treatment.[4]

Patton State Hospital
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Original Patton State Hospital building, constructed 1893
Geography
Location San Bernardino, California, United States
Organization
Care system Public
Services
History
Founded 1893
Links
Lists Hospitals in California

Established in 1890 and opened in 1893 as the Southern California State Asylum for the Insane and Inebriates, it was renamed Patton State Hospital after Harry Patton, a member of the first Board of Managers, in 1927.[5] The hospital's original structure was built in accordance with the Kirkbride Plan.[6] The original buildings were demolished after they were badly damaged in the earthquake of 1923.[7]

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AccreditationEdit

The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of HealthCare Corganizations (JCAHO) [8]

BurialsEdit

From its opening until 1934, some 2,024 patients died and were buried on the hospital grounds.[9] A memorial for them was erected and in 2011-2012 efforts were under way to identify all the deceased.[10][11]

Notable patientsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "City of San Bernardino".
  2. ^ California, State of. "California Department of State Hospitals - Patton". www.dsh.ca.gov.
  3. ^ http://www.dsh.ca.gov/Hospitals/default.aspx
  4. ^ "Patton State Hospital - Asylum Projects". www.asylumprojects.org.
  5. ^ Hurd 1916, p. 50.
  6. ^ Meares, Hadley (November 4, 2015). "'The Insane Asylum': The First Twenty Years of Patton State Hospital". KCET. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "City of San Bernardino - Patton State Hospital". www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us.
  8. ^ "Quality Report - QualityCheck.org". www.qualitycheck.org.
  9. ^ California Department of State Hospitals: The California Memorial Project Archived 2014-02-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Pinion-Whitt, Melissa (October 10, 2011). "Memories set in stone at Patton". San Bernardino Sun.
  11. ^ Pinion-Whitt, Melissa (September 17, 2012). "Family, friends, remember those who died at Patton State Hospital". San Jose Mercury News. The (San Bernardino County) Sun.
  12. ^ Hardesty, Greg. "Shootings recall CSUF ordeal 31 years ago". ocregister.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  13. ^ Frank Shyong (20 August 2016). "Cal State Fullerton killer's hospital transfer sparks protests from his victims' families". Los Angeles Times.
  14. ^ "David Attias Released From Patton State Hospital". KEYT. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  15. ^ "'Angel of death' transferred to less restrictive facility - CNN.com". cnn.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Pinup queen Bettie Page dies at 85". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Obituary: Bettie Page / 1950s pinup girl had resurgence". post-gazette.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.

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