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Barlow Respiratory Hospital celebrates 120 years of service in 2022

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Barlow Respiratory Hospital celebrates 120 years of service in 2022

Barlow Respiratory Hospital was founded by Dr. W. Jarvis Barlow in 1902 as the Barlow Sanatorium, a charity hospital for tuberculosis patients. Since then, Barlow Respiratory Hospital has maintained an uninterrupted focus on respiratory care and is among only a handful of continuously operating respiratory hospitals in the United States. Barlow now operates three locations: in Los Angeles, Whittier and Van Nuys.

The Campaign to ReBuild Barlow includes an expansion of the original historic hospital building on Stadium Way in Los Angeles, as a brand-new state-of-the-art facility slated to open in 2023. The building will expand capacity and continue the hospital’s legacy of caring for critically ill patients and those in need of expert respiratory care.

Barlow Respiratory Hospital has served our community and our patients for generations and is poised to continue our service for generations to come.

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 is the only not-for-profit Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) and the only not-for-profit respiratory hospital in California.

Barlow holds the designation as the first West Coast Passy-Muir Center of Excellence, recognized for treating patients with tracheostomies,
on and off the ventilator.

Barlow Respiratory Hospital interdisciplinary teams include board certified physicians, registered nurses and licensed respiratory and rehabilitation therapists. Our teams work together to provide individualized care and treatment to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients to recover and return home or discharge to lower levels of care.

Barlow was incorporated on April 28,1902 and the hospital plans to mark the milestone with celebrations that include a proposed open-air gala in summer 2022 and a community open house in autumn 2022. Schedules depend on COVID-19 pandemic public health advisories. Throughout the year the hospital plans to continue, as always, to serve patients as one team, with one goal, best outcomes.