Patients were moved into the new
$200 million Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Morris Plains, N.J., on July 16. The new facility replaces a 571-bed, five-building facility that opened as a psychiatric hospital in 1876 and was then known as the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum at Morristown. Its name was changed in 1924. The new hospital has room for 450 beds and includes residential cottages for 60 patients who are transitioning to independent living, according to a news release. Planning for the new facility began in 2000 after then-Gov. Christine Todd Whitman ordered that Greystone be closed or dramatically reconfigured to better meet modern patient needs. Construction started in November 2005.