At Kindred Hospital, we understand the hardships experienced by patients who require mechanical ventilator support. Our goal is to help our patients breathe on their own again and regain their independence. With almost three decades of experience in ventilator care, and as the largest employer of respiratory therapists, Kindred is the recognized leader in pulmonary care nationwide.
Patients with complex respiratory disorders receive care based on the latest protocols, including a tailored ventilator weaning care plan overseen by a board-certified pulmonologist. All of our hospitals have respiratory therapists on staff 24 hours a day.
Many patients referred to us are considered unable to be weaned from a ventilator. But due to our industry leading weaning protocols and experienced team members we successfully weaned 44% of these cases in 2008.
Our hospital provides respiratory care to patients who demonstrate extensive medical complexity. Many of our patients come to us with the following conditions:
Kindred Hospital treats patients with an interdisciplinary team
approach. Kindred’s team of healthcare professionals, together with our
board-certified pulmonologists, provides care for all respiratory
patients. They meet regularly to address each patient’s:
Patients receive comprehensive treatment plans overseen by a physician who makes daily rounds to review the effectiveness of the therapies which may include but are not limited to:
Our tailored weaning care plans are designed to liberate patients from mechanical ventilation. This plan includes interdisciplinary team conferences with pulmonologists and therapists.
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Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center is one of ten Kindred hospitals recognized by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for receiving the Association’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR).
Hospitals receiving the designation must meet strict safety and quality standards related to the provision of respiratory care services by qualified respiratory therapists. Requirements include:
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