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COVID Recovery

Barlow Respiratory Hospital was among the forefront of hospitals serving patients who survived COVID-19 with Post-ICU specialized service, including ventilator weaning, for continued recovery. Barlow Respiratory Hospital was the first to publish a study of Post-ICU COVID-19 outcomes in an LTCH setting (Post-COVID recovery: characteristics of chronically critically ill patients admitted to a long-term acute care hospital and continues to lead research in the field.

Survivors of COVID-19 often require long-term hospitalization and considerable medical interventions and treatments. Long-term acute care hospitals (LTCH) like Barlow Respiratory Hospital are vital in the care of these and other chronically critically ill, ventilator-dependent and medically-complex patients transferred from the ICUs of hospitals throughout southern California.