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About Barlow

At Barlow Respiratory Hospital, we provide high quality post-ICU care. We specialize in ventilator weaning and serve medically complex patients dependent on a mechanical ventilator to breathe.

We are the only not-for-profit long-term acute care hospital (LTCH) in Los Angeles. We were founded in 1902, and are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our expert team of physicians and clinicians draw upon more than a century of respiratory health expertise.

  • Our success rate in weaning patients from ventilators is among the highest in the nation.
  • Our nationally recognized TIPS© Protocol is evidence-based and helps patients regain the ability to breathe on their own.
  • Everything we do is patient-based and team-oriented.
  • We have a legacy of specialized respiratory care and are trusted for our expertise.
  • Doctors from hospitals throughout Southern California refer their most medically complex and fragile patients to Barlow Respiratory Hospital.

Services & Expertise

Barlow Respiratory Hospital specializes in ventilator weaning, care for medically complex patients, respiratory care, and wound care. We are the only Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence in the Western United States, we are accredited by the Joint Commission, and an award-winning provider of Respiratory Care.

A History of Success Weaning Patients Off Ventilators

Barlow Respiratory Hospital is a high-volume regional weaning center. Outcome from trauma, surgery, and a variety of other medical conditions has been shown to be positively affected by providing treatment at facilities experiencing a high volume of patients with those conditions. Outcome is influenced by patient volume, with better outcome occurring in high-volume centers. For over four decades, Barlow Respiratory Hospital has focused on serving mechanically ventilated chronically critically ill patients with medically complex conditions. Recognized nationally and internationally for its published outcomes and TIPS© weaning protocol, and well-established expertise, Barlow Respiratory Hospital remains a leader among long-term acute care hospitals.

Established Expertise.
Outcome is influenced by patient volume, with better outcomes occurring in high-volume centers like Barlow Respiratory Hospital.

Barlow Respiratory Hospital admits and treats a higher percentage of mechanically ventilated patients discharged from long-term care hospitals.

Source: Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC), March 2021

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