RE: [NorthernStateHistoricalSociety] Re: My Mother
- I had a great uncle who worked at the hospital per the 1920 census. Do you know if there are any personal records.
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 20:23:23 +0000
Subject: [NorthernStateHistoricalSociety] Re: My Mother
My name is Judy Torfin and I am the Administrative Assistant at the old Northern State Hospital (now known as North Cascade Gateway Center). I am the keeper of the cemetery records and history of the hospital. The patient records were archived in Bellingham when the hospital closed. The contact person for access is:
Dennis W. Malmer, Certification Section Supervisor
Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery
Telephone (360) 725-3747, Fax (360) 586-0343
DASA Toll free number 1-877-301-4557
DASA Website: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dasa
Please contact him for information you are looking for. I have a small museum here on the campus if you are interested in seeing what it was like when your mother was here. The campus itself is closed due to private tenants that lease here. We are however having the 100 year anniversary of the hospital opening. It will be taking place Sept. 15-18 and all are welcome to come and visit and find out about the hospital.
I am also interested in if anyone has old letters, newspapers, crafts, etc that they would like to let me scan or they would like to donate to the Northern State Hospital Museum. Please feel free to contact me also if you need more information.
Judy Torfin, North Cascades Gateway Center, 360-856-3162
--- In NorthernStateHistoricalSociety@yahoogroups.com, "BarbaraS" <basanchez@...> wrote:
> It was interesting to find your group. My mother, Dorothy Nell Craig died at Northern State Hospital in 1968. Or I should say I believe it was. I was very young when she died. She spent a lot of time both at NSH and at Western State Hospital in Medical Lake.
> My mother is buried in Moses Lake, WA so I know where her grave is. I have only recently been more interested in these places because I wonder at the treatment she was given and what life was like for in these circumstances.
> I attempted to follow a link on this site that said more patient information is available but the link goes no where. So perhaps you can direct me to one that gives access to more information. I realize that it may not exist at all it was a very long time ago. But I am interested to find out. Thanks so much Barbara A. Sanchez