Springfield Hospital Center

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Springfield Hospital Center is a regional psychiatric hospital located in Sykesville, Maryland.

William Patterson, a founder of the B&O railroad, built Springfield as a summer home on 3000 acres. The estate was later purchased by Frank Brown who would become the Governor of Maryland. While serving as governor, he sold the estate to the State of Maryland for a mental hospital.[1]

It is operated by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene through the Mental Hygiene Administration. The historic core of the hospital was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Warfield Complex, Hubner, and T Buildings in 2000.[2]

Today, Springfield Hospital Center provides specialized psychiatric services for nearly 700 Maryland residents a year. It is a center of modern treatment and training in the field. As a downsized version of the mid 20th century version, Springfield’s surplus resources have been reborn into state training and business facilities. The buildings are listed in the historic site inventory of the Maryland Historical Trust. The hospital’s goals are community reintegration and recovery and are further described in their strategic plan, "Springfield 2010".[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ Barbara Feaga. Howard's Roads to the Past. p. 57. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

External links

  • Springfield Hospital Center website
  • train enthusiast website of Springfield spur

Coordinates: 39°23′38.7″N 76°57′29″W / 39.394083°N 76.95806°W / 39.394083; -76.95806


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