BARLOWOUTCOMES BOOK 2018 4 BARLOWOUTCOMES BOOK 2018 5 To make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with chronic critical illnesses and complex respiratory conditions in post-acute settings. WHO WE ARE: MISSION: To be the best in the care of individuals with complex respiratory conditions in the post-acute setting. VISION: Continuous Improvement – to deliver best outcomes Collaboration – to improve patient care Efficiency – in clinical services delivery Respect – for patients, families and co-workers VALUES: Barlow Respiratory Hospital is among the nation’s leading long-term acute care hospitals serving the chronically criti- cally ill. We are the destination of choice for weaning patients from prolonged mechanical ventilation. Patients are referred to Barlow from nearly 100 hospital intensive care units (ICUs) in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and Southern Califor- nia. With multiple locations in Los Angeles County, our spe- cialized services are accessible to patients and families. In 2018, Barlow Respiratory Hospital was recertified and awarded the Gold Seal of Approval ® for Disease Specif- ic Certification for Respiratory Failure, the only one on the West Coast and among fewer than two dozen hospitals nationwide to attain this elite certification. Barlow was also awarded the designation as the only West Coast Passy-Muir Center of Excellence, recognized for treating patients with tracheostomies, on and off the ventilator. Since 1902 ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: Barlow Respiratory Hospital is the longest continuously op- erating respiratory hospital in the United States. The hospi- tal was founded in 1902 by Dr. Walter Jarvis Barlow as the premier sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis. Dr. Barlow transformed a personal brush with death into a visionary life-saving legacy. He contracted tuberculosis in New York City in 1895 and journeyed west for the dry and sunny climate. His recovery inspired him to help oth- ers. The Barlow Sanatorium opened its doors in 1902 and transitioned to a full-service respiratory hospital starting in the late 1960’s. With the advent of intensive care units and critical care medicine, Barlow transitioned again, assuming its current mission as a regional specialty center for weaning chronically critically ill patients from mechanical ventilation. At Barlow Respiratory Hospital, patients with complex re- spiratory conditions benefit from the expertise of an in- terdisciplinary medical team of clinicians who specialize in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and internal medicine and who work in close collaboration with physi- cians in a variety of medical practice specialties. ACADEMIC PARTNER Barlow serves as a teaching hospital for medical students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Barlow Respiratory Hospital also acts as a clinical training site for respiratory therapy, nursing, physical, occupational, speech therapy and clinical nutrition allied health professionals. Educating medical pro- fessionals of the future to care for the chronically critically ill is a vital role Barlow plays in our community, and one in which we take great pride. The partnership between physicians and our interdisci- plinary team promotes communication and coordination of care, informs treatment decisions, and supports patient centered goal setting.