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Accreditation & Awards

Joint Commission

Joint Commission Seal

Barlow Respiratory Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and meets national standards for demonstrating quality of care, patient safety and excellence in associated medical staff.

Center of Excellence

Passy-Muir Badge - Center of ExcellenceBarlow Respiratory Hospital was the first Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence in the Western United States. The Passy-Muir® Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve improves quality of life for our patients. After prolonged mechanical ventilation, the Passy-Muir valve makes it possible for patients to speak. After the isolation and silence of long hospitalizations, this allows a precious connection to loved ones and provides valuable communication with medical and care-giving teams. Click here to see how this helps our patients.

Wound Care

In 2022, Barlow Respiratory Hospital was awarded certification for the Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease Specific Certification for Wound Care by the Joint Commission.

We are among an elite few hospitals nationwide to be awarded.

A rigorous on-site review was conducted by Joint Commission experts who evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as respiratory failure-specific requirements, clinical practice guidelines and performance measures.

The certification is a symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Barlow Respiratory Hospital continues to work to meet standards set by the Joint Commission in all areas.

American Association of Respiratory Care Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award

AARG Badge

Barlow Respiratory Hospital earned the prestigious honor of Quality Respiratory Care designation from the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2014, 2015 & 2016.

Professional Memberships

Barlow Respiratory Hospital staff maintain meaningful connections to professional organizations and hold professional certifications including:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American College of Medical Practice Executives
  • American Health Information Management Association
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • American Thoracic Society
  • California Board of Nursing
  • California Dietetic Association
  • International Honor Society of Nursing
  • National Board for Respiratory Care
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Questions or Concerns?

Barlow Respiratory Hospital provides an open forum for patients to discuss their concerns, answer questions and assist in resolving any patient-related issues.

Contact us

If patients or family members have concerns the hospital has not addressed, or wishes to file a complaint, we encourage you to contact the Joint Commission directly, by calling 800-994-6610 or by email at