Continuing the Legacy of Specialized Care

Change is coming to the Barlow community in the form of a state-of-the art hospital and wellness community. Slated to break ground in 2013, the new Barlow Respiratory Hospital will transform an entire section of downtown Los Angeles and invigorate the surrounding Echo Park community.

Continuing our 100-year legacy of specialized care, the new Barlow Respiratory Hospital will enable us to serve more patients in an environment that is more flexible and spacious than our aging hospital. It will also be sustainably engineered and LEED certified. The state-of-the-art, 102,000 square-foot, three-story building will allow us to offer 56 acute care beds – and with space for new operating suites, patients will be able to have minor surgeries at Barlow instead of having to transfer temporarily to another facility.

Those who most intimately understand Barlow’s needs for a new hospital – our physicians, nurses, patients, and their families – all contributed to the design. The new layout of floors and patient rooms includes innovations that will significantly increase visibility, enhance efficiency, and offer more comfortable space to patients and their families. Each patient room will be private, with its own bathroom and in-room access to medical supplies.

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