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Award Winning.

Specialized Post-ICU Care for
Ventilator-Dependent Patients

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Regional Weaning Center Serving Southern California

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.

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Awards & Recognition
  • The Joint Commission National Quality Approval

    First hospital in California to
    earn this certification

  • Passy Muir Center of Excellence

    The only facility in the Western
    U.S. to earn this distinction

  • AARC Quality Respiratory Care Badge

    3-time recipient of this
    prestigious award

  • Cap Accredited Badge

    accredited by the Joint Commission

  • 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

  • Jack Wengert & His Trombone

    Jack and Martha Wengert lived a charmed life. Jack played trombone before health setbacks brought him to Barlow Respiratory Hospital. Martha is grateful to have more years together.

  • Militsa Brennan

    Militsa Brennan suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was thrown from her horse. Now that she has recovered, she is back where she is needed at home with family and community.

Ventilator Weaning

Among the highest rates of success

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.

  • Our published TIPS© protocol is recognized nationwide and abroad, serving as a template for “best practice” models for weaning patients from prolonged mechanical ventilation.
  • Our legacy of care is built upon more than one hundred years of service.
  • Our future is dedicated to continued development of innovative, state of the art methods of care for medically complex patients for generations to come.
  • Weaning
    Success Rate

    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.
    Weaning Success Chart
  • Time to Wean
    (median days)

    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
    Weaning Success Chart
  • Barlow Respiratory Hospital
    Main in Los Angeles
    2000 Stadium Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90026
    Barlow Respiratory Hospital Building
  • Barlow Respiratory Hospital
    at Valley Presbyterian (VPH)
    15107 Vanowen Street
    Van Nuys, CA 91405
    Barlow Respiratory Hospital Van Nuys Building
  • Barlow Respiratory Hospital
    at PIH Health Hospital Whittier
    12401 E. Washington Blvd
    Whittier, CA 90602
    Barlow Respiratory Hospital Whittier Building
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