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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest Among Becker’s Healthcare “100 Great Hospitals in America”

Lehigh Valley, Pa. (May 4, 2018) – Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest is listed among Becker’s Healthcare “100 Great Hospitals in America” for 2018.

According to Becker’s, hospitals included on the list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction. They are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties. Becker’s says the list also includes industry innovators that have sparked trends in healthcare technology, hospital management and patient satisfaction.

LVH–Cedar Crest is among only six hospitals in Pennsylvania recognized by Becker’s and the only one in the Lehigh Valley and northeast Pa. region.

Becker's Healthcare says it analysed ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades and Truven Health Analytics. Becker's also sought nominations for this list.

Becker’s cites LVH–Cedar Crest for its No. 5 ranking in Pennsylvania on U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2017-18 list. The report also named LVH–Cedar Crest among the top 3 percent of hospitals nationally in gastroenterology and GI surgery. Other recent awards include Vizient's 2017 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for superior quality and patient safety.

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Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 26 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices and 18 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, orthopedics, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and the Lehigh Valley Institute for Special Surgery give clinicians of the highest caliber the necessary infrastructure, programs and partnerships to help community members stay healthy and provide the most advanced treatment when needed. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Robotic surgery is offered in ten specialties across the health network with more than 10,000 procedures performed since 2007. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital and Level 4 NICU in the region, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest has been recognized among the top five hospitals in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report for for five consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are national Magnet hospitals for excellence in nursing. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on Facebook and Twitter.