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For Case Managers

At Barlow Respiratory Hospital, we specialize in serving medically complex and hard-to-wean ventilator-dependent patients admitted directly from hospital Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Our admissions process is streamlined and simple: To refer a patient to any one of our three Los Angeles area sites in Downtown Los Angeles, Van Nuys, or Whittier, hospital discharge planning case managers can contact our Admissions Department at 213-202-6878 or fax us at 213-250-7415

Admissions are accepted 24/7: after hours and on weekends and holidays.

Barlow Respiratory Hospital is the only not-for-profit long-term care hospital in Los Angeles. We provide care, compassion, and hope by serving your most medically complex patients who cannot be effectively treated in the conventional healthcare setting.

Patients and families can access helpful information here to guide the decision on admitting a loved one to Barlow Respiratory Hospital. As your patients and families prepare for the next step in the recovery journey, these informative pages can help:

  • “How to Choose Post – ICU Care.”
  • “Why a Respiratory Hospital” an illustrated guide through the process and possibilities ahead
  • “ADMISSIONS BOOK” a comprehensive guide to Barlow Respiratory Hospital services and resources

Barlow Respiratory Hospital is grateful for the opportunity to serve patients as the destination of choice for patients’ next step in the continuum of care.

LTCH Choices

Long-term care hospitals (LTCH) also known as long-term acute care (LTAC/LTACH) hospitals serve patients with complex medical needs who require longer hospital stays and need highly specialized care. Our expert, interdisciplinary teams include board-certified pulmonologists, internists, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, licensed social workers, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, case managers, and registered dietitians.

At Barlow Respiratory Hospital, we work together to provide each patient and their family individualized goals of care and a treatment and discharge plan to achieve the most complete recovery possible.

Weaning Success Rate

Weaning Success Rate

Barlow Respiratory Hospital weaning success rate is among the highest in the nation. Doctors from the finest hospitals refer their patients to Barlow Respiratory Hospital for Post-ICU care and for weaning patients from prolonged mechanical ventilation.