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]

Notable Patients[edit]


  1. ^ "Quality Report - Summary of Quality Information". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  2. ^ California Department of State Hospitals: The California Memorial Project
  3. ^ Pinion-Whitt, Melissa (October 10, 2011). "Memories set in stone at Patton". San Bernardino Sun. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "David Attias Released From Patton State Hospital". KEYT. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "'Angel of death' transferred to less restrictive facility -". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Hardesty, Greg. "Shootings recall CSUF ordeal 31 years ago". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Pinup queen Bettie Page dies at 85". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Obituary: Bettie Page / 1950s pinup girl had resurgence". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 

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