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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

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.

  • Our legacy of care is built upon more than one hundred years of service.
  • 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.

    Weaning Success Chart
  • Weaned is defined as patient being free of invasive mechanical ventilation at least one full calendar day prior to day of discharge. Time to wean is tallied from day of admission through the last day of ventilator support.

  • 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
Patient Stories
  • Lydia Says Thank You Barlow

    Lydia Says Thank You Barlow

    Former Barlow Respiratory Hospital patient Lydia Torrez’s condition was so perilous that her family was summoned to say their goodbyes. But then, she recovered enough to be transferred to Barlow Respiratory Hospital at PIH Health Hospital Whittier and finally, home. “I am grateful.”