Opened October 1966, located just north of Rockford and had a more expansive ground plan than most of the other zone centers built at the time. The first director of the Center, Dr. Hansell, was personally interested in the effects of the crisis on people and wrote a series of articles on crisis theory that are still prevalent today.
Singer’s space, once it’s completely vacated, has to be turned over as surplus property to the Illinois Department of Central Management Services
Singer Mental Health Center
Current Status Closed
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Rockford, IL
Alternate Names H. Douglas Singer Zone Center
Closing Singer also has a big impact on local institutions that count on it as a training facility for psychiatric care. Four separate nursing school programs, numerous pharmacy programs, and the College of Medicine all worked with Singer to provide invaluable training for their medical professionals. Many health administrators had to scramble to find new locations for their internships once Singer closed in December.