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Trusted,
Proven,
Award Winning.

Specialized Care for
Ventilator-Dependent Patients

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Barlow Sanatorium Circa 1907

Los Angeles Regional
Weaning Center

Barlow Respiratory Hospital Has A Legacy Of Specialized Care

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 acute care hospital in California. Our interdisciplinary team lives and breathes our mission to make a difference in the lives of our patients by providing a deeply personal level of care. Barlow Respiratory Hospital expertise and specialization make us the destination of choice for chronically critically ill patients experiencing prolonged serious illness and medically complex patients referred to us by medical professionals at the finest hospitals in California.

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Barlow Respiratory Hospital has served patients and our community for more than one hundred years. Now, as we move forward on our campaign to ReBuild Barlow, we are preparing to serve for generations to come.

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. He plays senior doubles and is known for his strong one-hand backhand. Sergio’s wife, Ermelita fought to have him transferred to Barlow Respiratory Hospital. “I knew Barlow was the place for him. They helped him recover.”

  • Jack Wengert & His Trombone

    Jack and Martha Wengert lived a charmed life. They had retired from distinguished careers and traveled the world. Jack played trombone in a pops concert before a series of health setbacks brought him to Barlow Respiratory Hospital. Martha says, “We are grateful to have more years together. Thank you, Barlow.”

  • Militsa Brennan

    Militsa Brennan suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was thrown from her horse. Now that she has recovered, and is preparing to return to work, we invite you to enjoy her story.

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
Locations
  • 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
Events
  • Breathmobile FREE Children’s ...

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  • May 13 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Join us on May 13th 2019 for an enchanting and inspiring evening under the stars on ...
  • Oct 22 12:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Our 2019 Respiratory Symposium returns to the California Endowment Center for ...