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Coordinated Health–Allentown Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety

Coordinated Health, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, continues to provide award-winning care. Healthgrades awarded Coordinated HealthAllentown the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Coordinated HealthAllentown among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.

During the study period (2017 through 2019), Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in patient safety within the Medicare population, as measured by a patient safety indicator defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Healthgrades recognized Coordinated Health’s Allentown Hospital for the following clinical achievements:


  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery (four years in a row)

Patient Safety

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM (three years in a row)

  • Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety (two years in a row)

  • Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety (three years in a row)

“All of the awards we receive, and especially those from Healthgrades, are a direct reflection of our highly skilled physician teams, nurses, physical therapists and hospital staff who work so hard to ensure our patients have such positive outcomes,” says Christine Biege, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Coordinated Health.

“We are very proud to continue to receive recognition from Healthgrades for patient safety and spinal fusion surgery. It’s a clear indication that our hospitals are among the best in the nation for surgical outcomes,” says Amy Nyberg, President, Coordinated Health.

Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as five-star (statistically significantly better than expected), three-star (not statistically different from expected) and one-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).

“The importance of hospital quality is now at the forefront of consumers’ minds, especially as we continue to navigate COVID-19. We congratulate the recipients of the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award for their ongoing commitment to upholding the highest quality standards for their patients and communities,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.

About LVHN

LVHN includes eight hospital campuses, three in Allentown, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; Coordinated Health, which includes two hospital campuses, nearly two dozen multispecialty locations including ambulatory surgery centers and orthopedic injury centers in northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey; 26 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center; kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence physicians provide the most advanced treatments. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the community’s only children’s hospital, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is ranked as the region’s No.1 hospital for seven straight years and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top six hospitals for seven consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–17th Street and LVH–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org or following us on Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.