About Barlow

For more than a century at Barlow Respiratory Hospital, our focus has been on helping patients breathe easier.  As a Long-Term, Acute Care Hospital, Barlow treats patients with critical care needs that require longer hospital stays and specialized, expert care.  On average, patients stay at Barlow for 30 days.

Many patients are referred to Barlow by other hospitals and health care providers.  Aware of our established outcomes, they recognize Barlow's expertise in treating patients with complex respiratory and medical needs.

As an affiliated teaching facility of USC's Keck School of Medicine, and, through the Barlow Respiratory Research Center, we keep abreast of the latest treatments and technologies for our patients.  Barlow is also internationally recognized for its success rate weaning patients from ventilators.

Our highly specialized Programs and Services deliver expert care and support for a variety of critical care needs.  These nationally recognized programs include individualized treatment and care for our patients.

We invite you to learn more about our expert medical staff and our patient-specific team approach to caring. With a focus on rehabilitation, Barlow treats the whole person - not just the illness.

Our physician-led health care teams, which include nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, case managers, and dietitians, together, apply their expertise to each patient.  The goal of our "team approach" to care is to return patients to optimal functioning in their daily lives.

To facilitate the treatment and recovery process, Barlow Respiratory Hospital provides a variety of Patients and Family Support Groups and Services that encourage both the patient and the caregiver(s) to participate in patient education and discharge planning.

Our patients' treatment and care are paramount, and we strive to ensure their comfort during the recovery process.  Barlow is grateful for the opportunity to serve and help so many individuals.  Hear What Our Patients Say about their stay with us.

We at Barlow Respiratory Hospital are proud to stand upon a time-honored tradition of delivering excellent care.  Since opening in 1902, Barlow Respiratory Hospital is one of the longest-running hospitals in Los Angeles, with a reputation for taking on the most difficult patient cases.  We invite you to explore the Barlow Respiratory Hospital 100-Year History.

An active community partner, Barlow Respiratory Hospital is committed to the health and well-being of the general public. Barlow and its health experts contribute their time to providing respiratory fairs, classes and seminars, as well as free health screenings and flu shots.  View the Barlow Event Calendar for these and other upcoming community events.  Barlow is also pleased to sponsor local schools, book fairs and other youth programs.

As a not-for-profit hospital, Barlow Respiratory Hospital relies on the generous support of its community of donors.  Learn about the Barlow Foundation andWays to Give, supporting Barlow's excellence in patient care, research, medical education, and community outreach.  Please join us in our mission: "Helping You Breathe Easier."