Established by the State Tuberculosis Commission as the Fairfield County Home for the Care and Treatment of Persons Suffering from Tuberculosis; renamed Shelton State Sanatorium.
Renamed Laurel Heights.
1957, Public Act 57-586
Administration transferred to the Commission on Tuberculosis and other Chronic Illness
1959, June 22
Began accepting patients with other chronic diseases.
1959 Public Act 59-148
Transferred to Department of Health, Office of Tuberculosis Control, Hospital Care and Rehabilitation; renamed Laurel Heights Hospital.
1981, March 12
Ceased operations; facility transferred to Department of Administrative Services as of Oct. 8, 1981
Laurel Heights State Tuberculosis Sanatorium. Laurel Heights Sanatorium, Shelton, Conn: Welcome. Hartford, State Tuberculosis Commission, n.d.
[CSL Call Number ConnDoc T791 Lahe]
Thorough information including photographs included in the annual reports of the Tuberculosis Commission, [CSL Call Number ConnDoc T791sc]
Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:
Annual Reports are located in:
[CSL Call Number ConnDoc T791sc]
Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]
State Archives Record Group: RG 179 (Special Care Sanatoria)
List of Superintendents
Years of Service
|William M. Stockwell||1910-1915|
|Edward J. Lynch||1916-Dec. 1, 1954|
|Kirby S. Howlett, Jr.||Dec. 1, 1954-1967|
|Frederick C. Warring||1968-1971|
|John B. O'Connor||1972-1976|
|Wallace W. Turner||1977-1980|