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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.

Trusted, Proven, Award Winning
We are the only not-for-profit Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) in Los Angeles and we specialize in serving patients with chronic critical illness and complex respiratory conditions who are 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.
    • We have a legacy of specialized respiratory care and are trusted for our expertise.
    • Our nationally recognized TIPS© Protocol is evidence-based and is proven to help patients regain the ability to breathe on their own.
    • Our Barlow team works with patients and families to achieve the best possible outcomes.
    • 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
  • Respiratory Care
  • Wound Care
  • Medically Complex Patients
  • Compassionate, Quality Care

Barlow Respiratory Hospital is Accredited and Award Winning:

  • Joint Commission Accredited for Quality of Care
  • Gold Seal of Approval® for Respiratory Failure Certification awarded by the Joint Commission
  • Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence
  • Quality Respiratory Care Award

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Upcoming Events

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Hans E. Einstein, MD Memorial Lecture “Why Don’t People Get Better After Critical Illness?” Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc December 8, 2016 at Barlow Respiratory Hospital. Guest Lecturer Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc from the University of Michigan, is a critical care … Continued

Accreditations & Awards

Barlow Respiratory Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval® demonstrating quality of care, safety, and excellence in our 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.