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Organizational and Hospital History: Aurora Psychiatric Hospital History

Discover digitized historical materials including books, pamphlets, photographs and other items from Advocate Aurora Health and its predecessor hospitals


Aurora Psychiatric Hospital began in 1884 as the Milwaukee Sanitarium. It grew from a farm house and some out-buildings to a multi acre complex today with a large hospital and numerous support buildings. Milwaukee Sanitarium was trendsetting with its care when it was established. Aurora Psychiatric Hospital continues that tradition and is proud to be a nationally known and well respected private psychiatric hospital in the 21st century.