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Spring Grove Hospital Center

Spring Grove Hospital Center (SGHC), owned and operated by the State of Maryland, is located on a beautiful 200-acre campus in downtown Catonsville, Maryland. The 436-bed facility is under the governance of the Mental Hygiene Administration of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Founded in 1797, Spring Grove has a long-standing reputation for providing quality psychiatric care and treatment and is recognized as the second-oldest continuously operating psychiatric hospital in the United States. It is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). More than a psychiatric hospital, SGHC offers dental, dietary, radiological, and rehabilitation services. Spring Grove, in association with Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, operates a Treatment Research Unit (TRU). The hospital’s Treatment Research Program is solely dedicated to the cause and cure of schizophrenia. Spring Grove Hospital Center Alumni Museum, at the Garrett Building, showcases a collection of photographs and drawings from throughout the hospital’s history. It also includes a small library, several pieces of period furniture, and early medical equipments. In addition, SGHC serves as a clinical training site for students, residents, and fellows. Internship, externship, and continuing education programs are offered. The core areas of specialization include Clinical Pharmacy, Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, and Pastoral Counseling.