Barlow Respiratory Hospital Hires New Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Barlow Respiratory Hospital hires new CEO who brings clinical experience, focus on patient care and physician relationships.

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Amit brings a proven track record in healthcare leadership with a deep understanding of post-acute services and multi-site operations.

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, California, has hired Amit Mohan, FACHE, FACMPE as the new CEO. An experienced leader with 18 years of clinical and leadership expertise in healthcare, Mohan will assume his new duties at Barlow Respiratory Hospital on November 1st.

“Amit brings a proven track record in healthcare leadership with a deep understanding of post-acute services and multi-site operations. His dedicated focus on creating value by building strong physician and team member relationships, building an environment for high quality patient care and continuous process improvement will greatly benefit our hospital as well as the community,” said Michael Berger, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Barlow Respiratory Hospital. “The Board looks forward to working with Amit as he leads our hospital through this rapidly changing healthcare environment.”

Mohan currently serves as Executive Director for Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick, New Jersey. In this role he functions in a CEO capacity for a joint venture, not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital established by two of the leading New Jersey health systems. Under Mohan’s leadership, the team has made notable improvements expanding access to care, adding new programs, improving care quality, improving team member engagement and achieving solid financial performance. Previously, Mohan held various leadership positions across the post-acute continuum as well as in acute care hospitals.

“I am honored and privileged to be a part of this high quality organization and to contribute to its mission. I look forward to helping our physicians and team members continue the journey of helping people breathe better, which started over 110 years ago by Dr. Barlow. Barlow Respiratory Hospital fills a very important role in the healthcare continuum by serving the sickest and most vulnerable patients in the Los Angeles area. I look forward to partnering with acute care hospitals in the region to supplement their services with our expertise,” said Mohan.

“Barlow Respiratory Hospital was looking for a dynamic healthcare executive with the vision and strategy to continue to grow the hospital and strengthen established relationships with physicians, staff and the community,” said Laura Musfeldt, Vice President of Senior Executive Search for B. E. Smith. “Amit’s collaborative and transformational leadership style, combined with his clinical experience and financial acumen, made him the perfect match.”

Mohan is currently a Doctoral candidate in Business Administration at North Central University. He earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Delhi in India. Mohan has completed various executive education programs including the coveted American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Executive Program and multiple other quality improvement programs. He is currently completing the Improvement Advisor program with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He also holds the Green Belt in Lean Sigma from Armstrong Institute of patient safety at Johns Hopkins University. Mohan has achieved fellow status (FACHE) with ACHE and fellow status with the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE). Mohan is a licensed Physical Therapist in California and is Board Certified in Geriatrics Physical Therapy. Amit and his family are excited to move back to Southern California.

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. From nationally recognized success rates in ventilator weaning to a life-changing pulmonary rehabilitation program, Barlow's team of experts offers hope to patients seeking treatment of critical illnesses. For more than two decades, the Barlow Respiratory Research Center has pioneered innovation in clinical research, shaping healthcare with its TIPS® Protocol and ventilator weaning success rates (among the highest in the nation). As Barlow enters its 113th 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, California. To learn more, visit

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare executive search firm and one of the top-ranked providers of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Advisory Services. Veteran healthcare recruiters and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 1,000 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and one of the largest databases of skilled senior-level healthcare executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit or call 855-254-8261.

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