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Helping Your Patient Breathe More Easily

The Assisted Breathing Center is one of the leading respiratory centers serving patients who are ventilator dependent due to disease, injury or other condition. Located within UM Health-West Hospital, the Assisted Breathing Center care team coordinates services with a full range of specialists to ensure the highest quality of care for ventilator-dependent patients. Acute medical services and rehabilitation are available at all times in a warm, friendly environment. When appropriate, our experienced team has the knowledge and skill to help patients successfully wean off the ventilator and a prove track record when it comes to weaning more difficult cases.


  • 24/7 care for ventilator-dependent patients
  • Bedside dialysis treatment
  • Admissions coordinator
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Ventilator weaning

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission to the UM Health-West Assisted Breathing Center, patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Existing tracheostomy and ventilator dependent for at least 6 hours a day
  • Requiring frequent acute care intervention related to respiratory needs
  • Co-morbidities exist that require frequent medical monitoring including, but not limited to:Intermediate or continuous dialysis
  • Wound care
  • Frequent infections
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cardiac problems
  • Patient is afebrile with stable arterial blood gasses and is hemodynamically stable
  • Patient has a discharge goal, which might include:Discharge home on a ventilator
  • Weaning off the ventilator
  • Stabilization of co-morbidities


Phone: 616.252.7630 or
800.968.0051 ext. 7630
Fax: (616) 252-0630


Assisted Breathing Center
UM Health-West Hospital
5900 Byron Center Ave SE
Wyoming, MI 49519