Center for Acute Respiratory Failure

Hennepin County Medical Center is one of the region's leading providers of respiratory critical care. The Center for Acute Respiratory Failure offers state of the art care for adults who develop severe respiratory failure from disease or injury. Our program offers the most advanced support including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), minimally invasive removal of pulmonary emboli.

The Center for Acute Respiratory Failure provides the highest level of expert care for:

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  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Pneumonia
  • Other critical pulmonary infections
  • Drowning
  • Inhalation injury
  • Chest Trauma
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Acute episodes of asthma
  • Sepsis
  • Interstitial lung disease

Referring a Patient

HCMC is a regional referral center for both emergency and non-emergency/critical care cases and complex elective procedures. We can accept referrals and transfers of acute respiratory patients from hospitals throughout the region. We have the ability to transport critically ill patients by ground or air. Our highly skilled team can accompany the patient in transport. Access the physician referrals page.