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| current_status = [[Active Institution|Active]]
 
| current_status = [[Active Institution|Active]]
 
| building_style = [[Kirkbirde Planned Institutions|Kirkbride Plan]]
 
| building_style = [[Kirkbirde Planned Institutions|Kirkbride Plan]]
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| architect(s) = Sessinghouse and Ostergard
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| location = Warren, PA
 
| location = Warren, PA
 
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Dr. W. W. Hawke, who was elected in succession to the superintendency, brought to the office exceptional technical knowledge and a fund of experience gathered at the head of the insane department at Blockley Hospital, but after a short period of service he felt that he could not longer continue in the office with satisfaction, and his resignation was received in the summer of 1911. The vacancy was not immediately filled. The committee named to recommend an appointment finally extended an invitation to Dr. H. \V. Mitchell, then at the head of the state institution at Danvers, Mass., to visit the hospital at Warren, and the invitation was accepted. His unanimous election followed, and he entered upon his duties March 1, 1912. Dr. Mitchell's personal qualities, professional acquirement and experience at the head of important institutions in Maine and Massachusetts give distinct promise of success in his present position.
 
Dr. W. W. Hawke, who was elected in succession to the superintendency, brought to the office exceptional technical knowledge and a fund of experience gathered at the head of the insane department at Blockley Hospital, but after a short period of service he felt that he could not longer continue in the office with satisfaction, and his resignation was received in the summer of 1911. The vacancy was not immediately filled. The committee named to recommend an appointment finally extended an invitation to Dr. H. \V. Mitchell, then at the head of the state institution at Danvers, Mass., to visit the hospital at Warren, and the invitation was accepted. His unanimous election followed, and he entered upon his duties March 1, 1912. Dr. Mitchell's personal qualities, professional acquirement and experience at the head of important institutions in Maine and Massachusetts give distinct promise of success in his present position.
  
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In the group of 28 buildings and appurtenant domains composing the hospital separate residence is afforded to patients of each sex who are convalescent or slightly affected, to tubercular patients and to the infirm. The buildings for each sex are provided with Turkish baths and with appointments for the amusement, exercise and diversion of patients. Hydrotherapeutic treatment is administered with the most modern equipment. Female patients receive instruction in art, clay moulding, painting, basket weaving and needlework.
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In the group of 28 buildings and appurtenant domains composing the hospital separate residence is afforded to patients of each sex who are convalescent or slightly affected, to tubercular patients and to the infirm. The buildings for each sex are provided with Turkish baths and with appointments for the amusement, exercise and diversion of patients. Hydrotherapeutic treatment is admin1stered with the most modern equipment. Female patients receive instruction in art, clay moulding, painting, basket weaving and needlework.
  
 
This hospital was one of the first to establish a training school for nurses. When it introduced vaccination for typhoid, vaccination for this purpose was not then in use in the hospitals of this country. It sustains a study in psychology and in eugenic records; its pathological department is developing efficiently; it has completed the construction of sewage disposal works, and has equipped the hospital with approved sanitary incinerators. It has acquired three islands in the river, bridged the channels between them, and devoted them to the recreation of patients. It has revised its system of bookkeeping to accord with the best known institutional' examples.
 
This hospital was one of the first to establish a training school for nurses. When it introduced vaccination for typhoid, vaccination for this purpose was not then in use in the hospitals of this country. It sustains a study in psychology and in eugenic records; its pathological department is developing efficiently; it has completed the construction of sewage disposal works, and has equipped the hospital with approved sanitary incinerators. It has acquired three islands in the river, bridged the channels between them, and devoted them to the recreation of patients. It has revised its system of bookkeeping to accord with the best known institutional' examples.
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== Links & Additional Information ==  
 
== Links & Additional Information ==  
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*[https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/Warren-State-Hospital.aspx Warren State Hospital Website]
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*[http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/statehospitals/warrenstatehospital/index.htm Warren State Hospital Website]
 
*[http://www.kirkbridebuildings.com/blog/warren-state-hospital-information WSH @ KirkbrideBuildings.com]
 
*[http://www.kirkbridebuildings.com/blog/warren-state-hospital-information WSH @ KirkbrideBuildings.com]
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*[http://podcasts.wpsu.org/Weddin06122008123206.mp4 A short video about the Interfaith Chapel at WSH]
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*[http://www.paranormalghostsociety.org/Warren%20State%20Hospital.htm Images at Paranormal & Ghost Society]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2190701 Cemetery information]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2190701 Cemetery information]
 
*[http://anjan.smugmug.com/Other/Warren-State-Hospital-and/71069_PcPs8#2460600_m5aNj Additional vintage photos]
 
*[http://anjan.smugmug.com/Other/Warren-State-Hospital-and/71069_PcPs8#2460600_m5aNj Additional vintage photos]

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