LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Barlow Respiratory Hospital announces the conclusion of an in-depth recertification review by the Joint Commission to maintain 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 nineteen 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." Amit Mohan, PhD Barlow Respiratory Hospital CEO
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.
About Barlow Respiratory Hospital: Barlow is the only not-for-profit respiratory hospital in Los Angeles and is recognized for excellence in treating patients dependent on a ventilator to breathe. Barlow is also the only West Coast Passy-Muir Center of Excellence, recognized for treating patients with tracheostomies, on and off the ventilator. Visit us online to learn more about Barlow Respiratory Hospital.