Ermelita and Sergio Domingo
Tan, fit and smiling, former Barlow Respiratory Hospital patient Sergio Domingo has returned to an active lifestyle that includes three sets of tennis three days a week
Specialized Post-ICU Care for
Barlow Respiratory Hospital is a national leader in weaning chronically critically ill patients from mechanical ventilation. We are the only not-for-profit long-term care hospital in California and the destination of choice for medically complex and chronically critically ill patients referred to us from intensive or critical care units at the finest hospitals in California. Our interdisciplinary teams include board certified physicians, registered nurses and licensed therapists. We work together to provide individualized care and treatment for each of our patients. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcomes to recover and return home or discharge to lower levels of care.
First hospital in California to
earn this certification
The only facility in the Western
U.S. to earn this distinction
3-time recipient of this
accredited by the Joint Commission
Searching for Post ICU care for your loved one? A Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) like Barlow Respiratory Hospital can be appropriate for a patient after the ICU. See the explainer video here.
Barlow Respiratory Hospital is recognized for the continued success of our Ventilator Weaning Program. For more than 10 years, we have consistently weaned more than 50% of patients each year while decreasing the number of days to wean and the length of stay. That means patients are able to breathe on their own again, and able to return home to loved ones, sooner.
At Barlow Respiratory Hospital we have a legacy of specialized respiratory care.
Barlow Respiratory Hospital consistently liberates over half of all chronically ill patients admitted for weaning from mechanical ventilation.Weaned is defined as patient being free of invasive mechanical ventilation at least one full calendar day prior to day of discharge.
More than half of patients who wean now do so within the first two weeks of admission.Time to wean is tallied from day of admission through last day of ventilator support