Patton State Hospital

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Patton State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital located in San Bernardino, California.

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.

Patton is a state run, forensic hospital. Managed by the Department of State Hospitals, it is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.[1]

Burials of deceased patients[edit]

From its opening until 1934, some 2,024 patients died and were buried on the hospital grounds.[2] A memorial for them was erected and efforts are under way to identify the deceased patients.[3][4]


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Coordinates: 34°08′17″N 117°12′52″W / 34.1380768°N 117.2145395°W / 34.1380768; -117.2145395