Fairfield Hills Hospital

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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

Name

Years of Service

Roy L. Leak, M.D.

1933-1935

Clifford D. Moore, M.D.

1935-1945

William F. Green, M.D.

1946-1969

Robert B. Miller, M.D.

1969-1980

E. John Scales

1981-1985

Dennis E. Angelini

1985-1990

Lewis Lippner (also CEO)

1991-1992

Garrell S. Mullaney (Acting Supt.)

1993

Andrew Philips

1994-1995