Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

75%

Patients that would definitely recommend
5% higher than the national average


Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest is a medical facility located in Allentown, PA. This hospital has been recognized for America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, Joint Replacement Excellence Award™, and more.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2022, 2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, and upper gastrointestinal surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, upper gastrointestinal surgery, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, and upper gastrointestinal surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and cranial neurosurgery

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

4 ratings were worse than expected

9 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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72%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
3% higher than the national average

75%

Would definitely recommend
5% higher than the national average

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%78%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%80%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%52%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%63%66%

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%54%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%70%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

3 years ago performed aortic valve replacement and triple bypass on my heart, saved my life!Could improve a little on companion and bedside showing.Overall I would highly recommend him!

Eugen Tapirdea DMD Oct 23 2021

Review for Dr. Singer

In addition to examining and treating a problem, Dr. Cook also takes the time to explain the problem,and what to expect from the recommended treatment. He is courteous and professional, and takes his time during the visit.

Oct 23 2021

Review for Dr. Cook

My second visit with Dr Paylca was great. He made me feel confident that I was fine but also allowed me to offer my honest opinion. He is caring and kind.

Diana Rosa Oct 22 2021

Review for Dr. Palyca

My experience was excellent. I have been to him in the past with excellent results. He is knowledgeable and efficient. I highly recommend him.

A M. Paletski Oct 22 2021

Review for Dr. Talsania

Patricia Grube Oct 22 2021

Review for Dr. Wallace

Location

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103

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