From: Mary L Zimmeth
Date: 3/9/98 12:40pm
Subject: Eloise Forwarded
Every once in awhile someone asks us about the state facility, Eloise, which was located in Wayne County. To my knowledge, no one has records, especially case files, from this institution. However, Julie has found one record group that you may want to check out at your leisure. I will be surprised if these files are patient case files.
Also, there is an index to all the state mental health facilities (on microfilm) which includes patient names and case file numbers. (See circular.) This microfilm is closed to the public unless they have okay from department. I think Eloise patients are listed on this microfilm.
WE DO not HAVE CASE FILES FROM ELOISE.
Aerial Photographs @ RG 64-38, volume 10.
Pat Waterman (734 727-7064) of the Wayne County Health Department has access to some Eloise patient information on microfilm. She is also aware of a private hospital that inherited some Eloise Hospital patient records. It sounds like the surviving patient related information is relatively recent. The hospital was closed in 1984. Pat Waterman also mentioned a fire in 1994 or 1995 that damaged or destroyed some hospital records.
She also mentioned a Fred Rembisz (734 727-7373) who works for the Wayne County Aging Office. He apparently is fairly knowledgeable about the history of the defunct facility.Detroit, Public Health