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From Government Hospital for the Insane to revitalizing a community

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St. Elizabeths Hospital was opened in 1855 after fierce lobbying for funding from mental health reformer Dorothea Dix. First called the Government Hospital for the Insane, the 350-acre campus perched on a hill in Southeast Washington has seen its fair share of changes. • 1860s: Informally given name of St. Elizabeths (the Colonial name of the land where the hospital is located) during the...

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