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Huntington State Hospital


1897

The Huntington State Hospital was established by the legislature as an insane asylum called the Home for Incurables

Other events that happened on or around 1897

1901

The Home for the Incurables changed its name to West Virginia Asylum

Other events that happened on or around 1901

1916

The West Virginia Asylum name changed to Huntington State Hospital

Other events that happened on or around 1916

1950

The gates to the Home for the Incurables (now Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital) were removed

Other events that happened on or around 1950

Nov 26, 1952

A fire struck Huntington State Hospital, killing 17 patients

1956

The peak patient population at the Huntington State Hospital was 1,460

Other events that happened on or around 1956

Jul 31, 1958

The vocational rehabilitation center was established at Huntington State Hospital

Other events that happened on or around July 31, 1958

1961

The gate house at the Huntington State Hospital entrance was removed

Other events that happened on or around 1961

1995

Legislature changed the name of Huntington State Hospital to Huntington Hospital

Other events that happened on or around 1995

1999

Governor Underwood announced the name change from Huntington Hospital to the Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital


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