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Trusted, Proven, Award Winning Specialized Post-ICU Care for Ventilator-Dependent Patients

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.

With over 120 years of service, 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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  • Our legacy of care is built upon more than one hundred years of service. We were founded in 1902 and are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for quality of life.

  • 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 future is dedicated to continued development of innovative, state of the art methods of care for medically complex patients for generations to come.

Our Post-ICU
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Ventilator Weaning Among the Highest Rates of Success

Barlow Respiratory Hospital is recognized for the continued success of our Ventilator Weaning Program. We consistently wean more than 50% of mechanically ventilated patients each year while maintaining the number of days to wean at less than two weeks. That means patients are able to breathe on their own again, and able to return home to loved ones, sooner.

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Rebuild Barlow

For more than a century, Barlow Respiratory Hospital has specialized in caring exclusively for patients with respiratory illness and complex medical conditions. Our Master Plan to ReBuild Barlow reflects a significant rethinking of how to support the life-saving care provided to patients served by Barlow.

We invite you to support the Campaign to ReBuild Barlow to strengthen and sustain the hospital and to provide uninterrupted specialty care throughout each step of this multi-phased plan.

Patient Stories
  • Joshua Regained His Voice

    "Singer Joshua regained his voice and began his recovery at Barlow Respiratory Hospital with expert and emotionally supportive care. He returned to ..."

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  • Carole is Home with Love

    "Carol is home with her husband Ed and her family. They thank Barlow Respiratory Hospital for the care she received and the recovery that made it ..."

    January 31, 2023 Read Full Story
  • Rafael

    "Rafael was admitted to Barlow Respiratory Hospital in June 2021 and visited our team in October 2022 to say thank you, “You are angels! Your team in ..."

    December 02, 2022 Read Full Story