Appendix B: Athens State Hospital Name Changes

from

Stories of Medicine in Athens County, Ohio

a multi-authored anthology compiled and edited by

Gary E. Cordingley, M.D., Ph.D.
Name
Years
   
Athens Lunatic Asylum(1)
1872 - 1876
Athens Hospital for the Insane
1876 - 1878
Athens Asylum for the Insane
1878 - 1894
Athens State Hospital(2)
1894 - 1968
Southeastern Ohio Mental Health Center
1968 - 1969
Athens Mental Health Center
1969 - 1975
Athens Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center
1975 - 1979
Athens Mental Health and Developmental Center
1979 - 1981
Athens Mental Health Center
1981 - 1993
Southeast Psychiatric Hospital(3)
1993 - 2001
Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare, Athens Campus
2001 -         
1. The hospital opened in 1874.

2. "Athens State Hospital" is used throughout this volume for consistency.

3. In 1993 the hospital relocated to a new building on the northern bank of the Hocking
River. The older campus was on the southern bank of the river.