Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

72%

Patients that would definitely recommend

2% 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

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™

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™

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2022, 2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™

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

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

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

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

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™

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

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™

Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

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

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

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site

2 ratings were better than expected

7 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Appendectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Bariatric Surgery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™

2021

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™

Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™

2021

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Hysterectomy

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

2022, 2021

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

2022

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™

2021

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Prostate Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

2021

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

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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70%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

1% higher than the national average

72%

Would definitely recommend

2% 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%79%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%61%66%

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%50%53%

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%64%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

My nail problem always gets solved.

Frances Dec 02 2022

Review for Dr. Cook

Thorough, direct, dedicated, professional & pleasant

Dec 02 2022

Review for Dr. Pollice

He is superb in every way. Great diagnostician, communicator and personality. This was a second opinion and I’m so grateful I waited months to see him.

Carla Wolbach Dec 02 2022

Review for Dr. Talsania

Dr. Hawk is extremely knowledgeable and is obviously a highly skilled surgeon - I am so pleased with the result of my ACL surgery. I would recommend him 100%.

Dec 02 2022

Review for Dr. Hawk

Lisa Dec 02 2022

Review for Dr. Hawk

Location

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown PA 18103

CallDirections

(610) 402-8000

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Contact Us

1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd

Allentown, PA 18103

Directions

(610) 402-8000