Barlow Respiratory Hospital Introduces 3rd Thursdays Event Series

Quarterly Series Explores the Intersection of Healthcare and Culture -- Next Event Is May 16

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 28, 2013) - Barlow Respiratory Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital in Los Angeles, recently kicked off a new quarterly event series, 3rd Thursdays. Each quarter's event will explore a different cultural interest in a fun, provocative and educational manner that relates back to general health and well-being. The events will be hosted on Barlow's 110-year-old campus in Echo Park, and will be free and open to the public.

The upcoming 3rd Thursdays event will take place on May 16, featuring a lecture from writer and former Los Angeles assistant district attorney Rhonda B. Saunders. Saunders, author of the provocative book, Whisper of Fear: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Stalks the Stalkers, will discuss her chilling experiences tracking and prosecuting the stalkers of some of LA's biggest celebrities, as well as share important precautions to maintain personal safety.

"Barlow is proud to be a member of such a vibrant and diverse community. We are excited to open our doors to all those in the Greater Los Angeles area for engaging evenings while also introducing them to a local hospital that has been serving the area's health needs for more than a century," said Margaret Crane, CEO of Barlow Respiratory Hospital. "By connecting healthcare with significant cultural issues and topics, we hope to provide a relevant, thought-provoking experience unique to Barlow."

The inaugural 3rd Thursdays event took place on March 21 with a reception for Jay Mark Johnson's photography exhibition No Such Place at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica. Johnson's No Such Place is a critical look at society's obsession with transportation technology -- bicycles, cars, trucks, trains and buses -- and how our daily use of these machines dominates our environment, as well as the manner in which we perceive and interact with the world.

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About Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Barlow Respiratory Hospital, a not-for-profit, long-term acute care specialty hospital, is one of the nation's top healthcare providers for patients with respiratory and other complex illnesses. For more than two decades, Barlow Respiratory Research Center has pioneered innovation in clinical research, shaping healthcare with its TIPS® Protocol and ventilator weaning success rates that are among the highest in the nation. As Barlow enters its 110th year of service, it continues its legacy as the only not-for-profit, long-term acute care respiratory hospital in Southern California with locations in downtown Los Angeles and satellite facilities in Van Nuys and Whittier, CA. To learn more, visit

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