Fairfield Hills Hospital

Agency Website

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Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 17-213

Agency History

1929, June 18, Special Act 29-445

Established as Fairfield State Hospital

1931, June 10

Cornerstone laid for Fairfield State Hospital in Newtown

1933, June 1

First patients admitted

1953, October 1, Public Act 53-505

Administrative functions transferred to the new Department of Mental Health

1963, Public Act 63-278

Name changed to Fairfield Hills Hospital

1995, Public Act 95-257

Facility closed, patients transferred to Connecticut Valley Hospital

Published Histories/Articles

Carini, Esta et al. The Mentally Ill in Connecticut: Changing Patterns of Care and the Evolution of Psychiatric Nursing, 1636-1972.  Hartford, Conn.: Dept. of Mental Health, 1974. pp. 360-466. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc M68 meiL]

Hall, Chuck. Inside Fairfield State Hospital. Bridgeport, Conn. : Hallcrest Co., [1954]. [CSL Call Number RC455.2.A28 H3 1954]

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

[CSL Call Number ConnDoc In713f 1929-46]

State Archives Record Group: RG 021

List of Superintendents


Years of Service

Roy L. Leak, M.D.


Clifford D. Moore, M.D.


William F. Green, M.D.


Robert B. Miller, M.D.


E. John Scales


Dennis E. Angelini


Lewis Lippner (also CEO)


Garrell S. Mullaney (Acting Supt.)


Andrew Philips