Barlow Respiratory Hospital (Los Angeles) has been recertified by the Joint Commission with a Disease Specific Certification for Respiratory Failure.

The certification is a symbol of clinical expertise and quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care at each of the hospital’s three locations in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Barlow is the first and only health care organization in California to achieve this certification and among only 19 in the nation.

Barlow Respiratory Hospital initially underwent a rigorous on-site review in March 2016 and again in April 2018. The Joint Commission evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards and clinical practice and performance improvement at all three Barlow sites (Los Angeles, Van Nuys and Whittier, California.)

“Our team is dedicated to the work of transforming the lives of patients. Renewal of this certification validates our culture of excellence in the care of patients with complex respiratory conditions,” said CEO Amit Mohan, PhD.

Barlow’s interdisciplinary care teams include board certified pulmonologists and internists, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, licensed social workers, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, case managers and dietitians.

Barlow Respiratory Hospital specializes in treating the chronically critically ill and patients with respiratory conditions. Weaning patients from the ventilator to breathe on their own again is central to the hospital’s mission and helps patients return to their lives and to their loved ones.