Why Choose Barlow Respiratory Hospital?

Smiling senior female elderly patient being console by doctor in hospital.
“Barlow was helpful, everyone was so sweet to me. My doctor came to see me every day.” – MH, former Barlow Respiratory Hospital patient

At Barlow Respiratory Hospital, we provide the highest quality respiratory care. Our expert team of Barlow Physicians, Nurses and Therapists draw upon more than a century of respiratory health expertise.

We are the only not-for-profit Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) in California. We specialize in serving medically complex patients dependent on a ventilator to take their next breath. We were founded in 1902 and are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for quality of life.

  • Our exceptional success rate in weaning patients from ventilators, nearly 60%, is the highest in Los Angeles and 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. Our Barlow team works with patients and families to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Our programs and expertise include:
    • Ventilator Weaning
    • Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH)
    • Care for the Medically Complex Patient
    • Respiratory Care
    • 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.
  • We are an award-winning provider of Respiratory Care.


Physicians do not need an existing affiliation with Barlow Respiratory Hospital to refer a patient for our specialized care. Patients can be transferred to Barlow Respiratory Hospital from any medical facility…Read More >

To Admit a Patient
Contact Barlow’s Admissions Department
CALL 213-202-6878
FAX 213-250-7415

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