Patton State Hospital

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Patton State Hospital
Patton State Hospital, California c. 1899.png
Original Patton State Hospital building, constructed 1893
Location San Bernardino, California, United States
Care system Public
Founded 1893
Lists Hospitals in California

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

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.[2] The hospital's original structure was built in accordance with the Kirkbride Plan.[3]

Burials of deceased patients[edit]

From its opening until 1934, some 2,024 patients died and were buried on the hospital grounds.[4] A memorial for them was erected and efforts are under way to identify the deceased patients.[5][6]

Notable patients[edit]


  1. ^ "Quality Report - Summary of Quality Information". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Hurd 1916, p. 50.
  3. ^ Meares, Hadley (November 4, 2015). "'The Insane Asylum': The First Twenty Years of Patton State Hospital". KCET. Retrieved May 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ California Department of State Hospitals: The California Memorial Project
  5. ^ Pinion-Whitt, Melissa (October 10, 2011). "Memories set in stone at Patton". San Bernardino Sun. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "David Attias Released From Patton State Hospital". KEYT. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "'Angel of death' transferred to less restrictive facility -". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Hardesty, Greg. "Shootings recall CSUF ordeal 31 years ago". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Pinup queen Bettie Page dies at 85". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "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