Los Angeles, CA, June 07, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Barlow Respiratory Hospital interdisciplinary team and facility has earned the Passy Muir designation as a Center of Excellence by demonstrating a high standard of care for patients with tracheostomies, on and off the ventilator. Passy Muir presentation of the designation award will be at a reception at Barlow Respiratory Hospital, on Tuesday June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am in the hospital’s historic main campus library, 2000 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Barlow’s Medical Director, Dr. David R. Nelson, a Board Certified Pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, will speak at the presentation.
Barlow Respiratory Hospital interdisciplinary healthcare team includes board certified physicians, registered nurses, licensed respiratory therapists, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, case managers, certified nursing assistants, and dietitians. Together, they devote their expertise to help each patient return home to loved ones or to a lower level of care.
Barlow Respiratory Hospital patients are typically referred by physicians and hospital Intensive Care Units. Specialty hospitals like Barlow fill an important role in the continuum of care because they serve a small, but growing patient population that cannot be effectively treated in the conventional healthcare setting. Barlow is recognized for a successful Ventilator Weaning program and a distinguished Wound Care program and is an affiliated teaching facility for USC's Keck School of Medicine.
About Barlow Respiratory Hospital: Barlow Respiratory Hospital is the only not-for-profit respiratory hospital in Los Angeles and is recognized for excellence in treating medically complex patients dependent on a ventilator to breathe.
Barlow Respiratory Hospital was founded in 1902 and is a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) and a national leader in Ventilator Weaning. Barlow serves patients referred by nearly 100 regional hospital Intensive Care Units. Barlow fills an important role in the continuum of care by serving a small, but growing patient population who cannot be effectively treated in the conventional healthcare setting.
Barlow has a distinguished Wound Care program and is an affiliated teaching facility for USC's Keck School of Medicine. Barlow has also been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval® for Respiratory Failure Certification by the Joint Commission which establishes the hospital as a recognized center of excellence for ventilator weaning and management. There are less than one dozen hospitals nationwide that have achieved this certification and Barlow is the first on the West Coast.
Learn more about Barlow Respiratory Hospital www.barlowhospital.org