Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown PA, 18103

(610) 991-3811

77% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest has achieved 9 quality award distinctions in the last 12 months.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest has been recognized by Healthgrades for 2 Hospital Quality Awards in the last 12 months

Clinical Quality Awards

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest has been recognized by Healthgrades for 7 Clinical Quality Awards in the last 12 months

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Our Clinical Quality

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 515 hospital cases and a national average of 203 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 977 hospital cases and a national average of 395 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 494 cases.

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As Expected
Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 1096 cases.

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As Expected
Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 1571 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 2580 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 725 cases.

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Better Than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 256 hospital cases and a national average of 95 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 516 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 214 cases.

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As Expected
Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 301 cases.

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As Expected
Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 296 cases.

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As Expected
Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 1778 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 620 cases.

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As Expected
Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 571 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 546 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 1170 cases.

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As Expected
Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 146 cases.

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As Expected
Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 165 cases.

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As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 311 hospital cases and a national average of 119 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gynecologic Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 327 hospital cases and a national average of 173 cases.

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 591 hospital cases and a national average of 290 cases.

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Urogynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 37 hospital cases and a national average of 76 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 3866 hospital cases and a national average of 1384 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 8227 hospital cases and a national average of 2764 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 297 cases.

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As Expected
Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 1557 cases.

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Better Than Expected
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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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National Average
Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 735 hospital cases and a national average of 234 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 712 hospital cases and a national average of 201 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 1451 hospital cases and a national average of 363 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 81 hospital cases and a national average of 89 cases.

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Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 80 hospital cases and a national average of 65 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 1223 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 1267 cases.

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Better Than 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 351 hospital cases and a national average of 124 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 526 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 145 hospital cases and a national average of 74 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 303 hospital cases and a national average of 138 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 111 hospital cases and a national average of 63 cases.

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Data Source

Our Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

77% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Our Patient Safety Ratings

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 3 safety indicators

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated As Expected in 4 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

Rated Worse Than Expected in 6 safety indicators

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
8 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
Parking

Parking is convenient and free at any of our three parking decks.


Two two-story decks are located in the front of the hospital near the main entrance. The third is a five-story deck near The Center for Advanced Health Care.


You also can use our free valet parking service daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Just drive up to the hospital's main entrance and we'll park your car for
you.

Facility Information

Our recently expanded Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, located at Route 78 and Cedar Crest Boulevard in Allentown, Pa., provides you and your family with the highest level of care. On the campus you'll find: The only Level I Trauma Center in the region with additional qualifications in pediatric trauma. Our trauma staff serves the residents of an eight-county area as part of Pennsylvania's trauma system composed of 26 accredited trauma centers. A Regional Burn Center for pediatric and adult burn patients. The 18-bed unit features a burn treatment room specially designed to prevent infection, control pain and promote healing. Our Heart and Vascular Center has Pennsylvania's best heart attack survival rate. We are consistently named one of the country's top programs for heart care and heart surgery. The Heart and Vascular Center is a regional leader in research in cardiology and cardiac surgery. The fourth largest Cancer Center in Pennsylvania, which cares for more than 2,400 new patients each year. Our board-certified physicians are renowned pioneers in cancer research, treatment and prevention. A Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center. Modeled after a trauma team that pulls specialists together quickly, the stroke rapid response team ensures clot-busting medication used to treat stroke is administered within the critical three-hour window of the onset of symptoms. A Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), offering expert medical and surgical care for newborns and premature infants. The region's only pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), a seven-bed unit devoted to the care of critically ill or injured children. You'll also find three new parking decks and valet service that makes parking convenient. Plus our new medical office building, The Center for Advanced Health Care, features heart and orthopedic specialists and a state-of-the-art neuroscience center.