Los Angeles, CA, January 2020 – Barlow Respiratory Hospital is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from The Ahmanson Foundation to support the Campaign to ReBuild Barlow. The campaign will rebuild the hospital from the inside out to create a larger, brand new state-of-the-art hospital within an existing building on the hospital’s Los Angeles campus.
“We are grateful for the continued support of The Ahmanson Foundation.” said Amit Mohan, President and CEO of Barlow Respiratory Hospital. “This generous grant moves our Los Angeles campus renovation and expansion forward. It illustrates a meaningful commitment to our mission to make a difference in the lives of our patients. On behalf of our Barlow Respiratory Hospital staff, our patients, their families and our community, I thank The Ahmanson Foundation.”
The Ahmanson Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life and cultural legacy of the Los Angeles community with funding of arts and humanities, education, human services, and health and medicine. The foundation’s grants in these areas are largely dedicated toward capital projects, like Barlow Respiratory Hospital Campaign to ReBuild Barlow, including construction and renovation for non-profits based in and serving the greater Los Angeles area.
About Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Barlow Respiratory Hospital is the only not-for-profit long-term acute care hospital in California and the destination of choice for weaning patients from prolonged mechanical ventilation. Critically ill patients are referred to Barlow Respiratory Hospital from nearly 100 hospital intensive care units (ICUs) in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and Southern California. Barlow Respiratory Hospital has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease Specific Certification for Respiratory Failure, the only one on the West Coast and among a select few hospitals nationwide to attain this elite certification. Barlow also holds the designation as the only West Coast Passy-Muir Center of Excellence, recognized for treating patients with tracheostomies, on and off the ventilator. The hospital, on Stadium Way in Los Angeles, was founded in 1902 as a tuberculosis sanatorium and is nearing completion on the first phase of the Campaign to ReBuild Barlow, a seismic retrofit of the historic 1927 hospital structure.