LOS ANGELES (January 16, 2019) – In anticipation of Valentines Day, Barlow Respiratory Hospital is reaching out to former patients for messages that share the LOVE with their medical professional teams.
The hospital is known for providing personalized care to patients referred for treatment after long stays in intensive care units, with a specialty in ventilator weaning. Patients and families often reach back to the hospital with heartfelt thanks for the care they received. Now, Barlow is now reaching out to the community to invite former patients, family members and neighbors to share thoughts with Barlow team members for Valentine’s Day 2019.
To submit a thank you or a thought for Barlow Respiratory Hospital staff or healthcare team members, click here.
- “I am so thankful my mom was transferred here! She got off the vent with the help of your RTs. Thank you RTs Pablo, Gilbert, Christine, Pin-Ping and Mario. Thank you to all the excellent nurses, Jake, Ron, Noemi, Kristine, Kristal, Corrin, Sue, Melissa, Bernadette. Thank you Bethany, a big resource for my mom and a great social worker. Thank you, Barlow!”
- “Our mother will go home today. Your staff gave her excellent service and we appreciate what you did for her. You gave her excellent care and she has recovered very well! Your nurses supplied first class service to our mother and she is very happy. The staff at the nursing station were very responsive and effective to solve issues quickly, so we are very happy as well. Thank you all so much!”
- “Thank you, Barlow, for giving us more time together.”
Barlow Respiratory Hospital is the only not-for-profit respiratory hospital in Los Angeles and is recognized for excellence in treating medically complex patients dependent on a ventilator to breathe. Barlow is a long-term acute care hospital (LTCH) and is a national leader in Ventilator Weaning. Barlow has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease Specific Certification for Respiratory Failure by the Joint Commission which establishes the hospital as a leader in ventilator weaning and management. There are less than two dozen hospitals nationwide that have achieved this certification and Barlow is the only one on the West Coast. Barlow has also earned Passy Muir designation as a Center of Excellence, the only one in the Western United States. The designation was awarded as a result of demonstration of a high standard of care for patients with tracheotomies, on and off the ventilator. Barlow is an affiliated teaching facility for USC's Keck School of Medicine and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Barlow is currently undergoing a seismic retrofit that extends the life of the historic 1927 hospital building in Los Angeles and expands services by creating a brand new state-of-the-art hospital in an adjoining building. The hospital remains operational during construction.