Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street

1627 Chew St, Allentown PA, 18102

(610) 991-3811

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Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street has been recognized by Healthgrades for 0 Hospital Quality Award in the last 12 months

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Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street has been recognized by Healthgrades for 0 Clinical Quality Award in the last 12 months

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 273 hospital cases and a national average of 203 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 89 cases.

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As Expected
Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 342 cases.

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As Expected
Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 448 cases.

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As Expected
Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 1364 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 93 cases.

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Better Than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 47 hospital cases and a national average of 95 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 188 hospital cases and a national average of 162 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 115 cases.

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As Expected
Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 136 cases.

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As Expected
Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 220 cases.

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As Expected
Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 992 cases.

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Better Than Expected
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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 358 cases.

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As Expected
Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 171 cases.

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As Expected
Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 199 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 534 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 82 cases.

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As Expected
Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 49 cases.

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As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 116 hospital cases and a national average of 119 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 63 hospital cases and a national average of 290 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 364 cases.

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As Expected
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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 316 hospital cases and a national average of 234 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 89 hospital cases and a national average of 201 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 230 hospital cases and a national average of 363 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 803 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 595 cases.

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As Expected
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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 42 hospital cases and a national average of 124 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 45 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 2 safety indicators

  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated As Expected in 8 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

Rated Worse Than Expected in 3 safety indicators

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
0 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street

1627 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18102