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.
Gold Seal of Approval®
Disease Specific Certification for Respiratory Failure
In 2016, Barlow Respiratory Hospital was awarded the Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease Specific Certification for Respiratory Failure by the Joint Commission and in 2018 the hospital was recertified for the same designation.
We are the first hospital in California to achieve this certification. 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.
Center of Excellence
Barlow Respiratory Hospital is the only 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.
American Association of Respiratory Care
Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award
Barlow Respiratory Hospital at PIH Health Hospital – Whittier, California, earned the prestigious honor of Quality Respiratory Care designation from the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2014, 2015 & 2016.
Accredited by the College of American Pathologists
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 Institute for Philanthropic Studies
- American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
- American Thoracic Society
- California Board of Nursing
- California Dietetic Association
- Certified Fund Raising Executives International
- 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 complaint@JointCommission.org.