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Barlow Respiratory Hospital Publishes Annual Outcomes Book

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Barlow Respiratory Hospital Publishes Annual Outcomes Book

LOS ANGELES (September 16, 2020) - Barlow Respiratory Hospital has published Outcomes 2020. The Book reports on adult acute respiratory care patient outcomes including weaning success rate for patients dependent on mechanical ventilation to breathe.

As the only not-for-profit long-term acute care hospital in California, Barlow is recognized for excellence in treating medically complex patients for post ICU care. The hospital serves patients referred by nearly 100 regional hospital Intensive Care Units for specialized respiratory care.

Barlow Respiratory Hospital has earned the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval® for Respiratory Failure Certification by the Joint Commission which establishes the hospital as a recognized leader in ventilator weaning and management. Barlow is also a Passy Muir Center of Excellence, the only one in the Western United States.

Barlow Respiratory Hospital was founded in 1902 as a Tuberculosis Sanatorium and is among the nation's leading Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTCH/LTAC) providing specialized post – ICU care for patients with complex respiratory illnesses. The hospital is nationally recognized for success rates in ventilator weaning with its TIPS® Protocol.

The hospital is currently conducting a campaign to ReBuild Barlow as a brand new state-of-the-art hospital at the historic Los Angeles campus and operates two satellite sites – in Van Nuys and in Whittier, California.


Barlow Respiratory Hospital is proud to present our annual Outcomes book.

Faced with the stark realities of global pandemic and racial inequities, we share our outcomes with you from a world perspective that was unfathomable just a few short months ago. Yet we believe this moment may provide an opportunity to reflect on ways to evolve and be a larger part of change beyond the walls of our hospitals.

What are the benefits of measuring outcomes?

We all want to improve our health care. All aspects of this, from the improved health of an individual to improved hospital experience, can be measured. Constant review of our clinical outcomes establishes standards that drive all aspects of our care. Measuring change using outcome measures is one way to monitor the clinical impact and effectiveness of our services. Our commitment to value and transparent reporting of accurate, timely information about patient care reflects Barlow Respiratory Hospital’s culture of continuous improvement and is designed to help referring physicians, patients, and families make informed decisions.

The safety of our patients and their families, and our staff, are our highest priorities.

We thank our patients and families for their understanding. We also thank our staff for their uninterrupted dedication to service. Both were impacted by strategic decisions made during this time of unprecedented challenge.

Our path forward compels us to stay present and connected as we endeavor to fight for a fairer society for future generations. We can and must make a difference…in addressing health inequities.

AMIT MOHAN, PHD, FACHE, FACMPE President & Chief Executive Officer

DAVID R. NELSON, MD Medical Director