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Why Choose Barlow?

At Barlow Respiratory Hospital, we provide the highest quality respiratory care. Our expert team of Barlow Physicians, Nurses and Therapists draw upon more than a century of respiratory health expertise.

We are the only not-for-profit Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) in Los Angeles and we specialize in serving medically complex patients dependent on a ventilator to take their next breath. We were founded in 1902 and are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for quality of life.

    • Our exceptional success rate in weaning patients from ventilators, nearly 60%, is the highest in Los Angeles and among the highest in the nation.
    • Our nationally recognized TIPS© Protocol is evidence-based and helps patients regain the ability to breathe on their own.
    • Our Barlow team works with patients and families to achieve the best possible outcomes.
    • We have a legacy of specialized respiratory care and are trusted for our expertise.
    • Doctors from hospitals throughout Southern California refer their most medically complex and fragile patients to Barlow Respiratory Hospital.
    • Our programs and expertise include:
      Ventilator Weaning
      Long-Term Acute Care
      Respiratory Care
      Wound Care
      Medically Complex Patients
      Compassionate, Quality Care

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Upcoming Events

6:00 pm The Hans E. Einstein, MD Memoria... @ Barlow Respiratory Hospital
The Hans E. Einstein, MD Memoria... @ Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every year, Barlow Respiratory Hospital extends the invitation to our pulmonary / critical care community to join colleagues for an evening of networking and science on the historic Barlow campus. Includes cocktail reception, networking, dinner and an invited guest lecturer. … Continued
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Accreditations & Awards

Barlow Respiratory Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. As an accredited hospital, we meet standards for demonstrating quality of care, patient safety, safety of environment, and excellence in associated medical staff.

See Our Accreditations and Awards

Who We Help

Your support of the Barlow Foundation allows our physicians, nurses and rehabilitation specialists to provide the high level of care that our patients require. Such care is vital not only to the patients, but also to their loved ones.


Patients can be transferred to Barlow Respiratory Hospital from any medical facility in Southern California. We have a legacy of specialized respiratory care and are trusted for our expertise in ventilator weaning.