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Medically Complex Patients

Barlow Respiratory Hospital focuses exclusively on serving chronically critically ill patients experiencing prolonged serious illness with complex respiratory conditions. For patients who have suffered a catastrophic illness or injury, or who live with a constellation of medical conditions, Barlow Respiratory Hospital provides comprehensive treatment and appropriate interventions delivered by an expert interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Led by board-certified physicians, our Barlow team and consulting specialists have unparalleled expertise in the care of medically complex patients. We serve more than twice the number of chronically critically ill patients than the national average. That is why physicians from the finest hospitals in Los Angeles and Southern California trust their most difficult cases to Barlow Respiratory Hospital.

This can include patients with:

  • cardiac diagnoses
  • neurological conditions
  • infectious diseases
  • kidney disease
  • blood disorders
  • post-transplant
  • complex respiratory care needs

We Specialize In


  • Ventilator Weaning
  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Aspiration or Bacterial Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis


  • Renal (Kidney) Failure on Hemodialysis
  • Congestive Heart Failure/CHF Exacerbations
  • Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff) Infections
  • Immunosuppression/Pre & Post Transplant
  • Multi-Organ Failure
  • Post Traumatic Injury
  • Surgical Complications
  • Sepsis/Septicemia
  • Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus – MRSA Infections
  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus – VRE Infections


  • Complex Wounds/Osteomyelitis
  • Post-Surgical Wounds
  • Pressure Injuries
  • Post-Amputation Wounds
  • Fistulas/Abscesses
  • Necrotic Conditions

Barlow’s entire team strives to ensure patients move successfully from the acute care setting to a less-intensive level of care, or home.