For more than eight decades Silver Hill Hospital has been a powerful force for good in the treatment of mental disorders. Our legacy is our commitment to excellence, our exceptionally gifted and caring staff, our healing environment, and our unwavering commitment to proven treatments.
Highlights from Our Journey
Silver Hill Hospital Opens
Dr. John Millet and Elvira Parsons, an English nurse, pool their resources and purchase property to create a psychiatric hospital. The first patient is admitted in December.
Silver Hill Incorporates
Silver Hill Hospital becomes incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation, overseen by a Board of Directors.
Silver Hill Grows
Silver Hill builds and acquires more properties, expanding its campus and patient programs.
Silver Hill Receives Accreditation
First Joint Commission survey. Silver Hill receives full 3-year accreditation.
Adolescent Unit Opens
Maximum of 20 patients permitted to maintain a small, supportive therapeutic environment.
Modern Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program Initiated
AA incorporated into addiction treatment, and original research into the biological and psychological contributors to addiction begins.
Day Treatment Begins
Silver Hill introduces first outpatient program.
Acute Care Unit Opens
15-bed inpatient unit treats patients with mental health crises
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Silver Hill begins specializing in this new approach to treatment.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center Opens
Silver Hill opens one the few DBT residential programs available in the US.
Renovation of Transitional Living Residences Completed
All residences meticulously updated and modernized.
Silver Hill is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit hospital for the treatment of psychiatric and addictive disorders, treating over 3,500 patients annually.