Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown PA, 18103

(610) 991-3811

75% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest has achieved 10 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 0 Hospital Quality Award in the last 12 months

Clinical Quality Awards

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest has been recognized by Healthgrades for 10 Clinical Quality Awards in the last 12 months

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 349 hospital cases and a national average of 185 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 964 hospital cases and a national average of 417 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

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

Mortality Based Rating on 536 cases.

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Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 1181 cases.

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Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 1691 cases.

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 2699 cases.

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Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 761 cases.

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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 169 hospital cases and a national average of 78 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 484 hospital cases and a national average of 156 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Mortality Within 30 Days
Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 222 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 284 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 270 cases.

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 1427 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Within 30 Days
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 602 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 594 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 449 cases.

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 1174 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 205 cases.

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Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 153 cases.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 291 hospital cases and a national average of 117 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Gynecologic Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 243 hospital cases and a national average of 152 cases.

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 440 hospital cases and a national average of 259 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 3845 hospital cases and a national average of 1447 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 8400 hospital cases and a national average of 2925 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 374 cases.

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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 1550 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 798 hospital cases and a national average of 245 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 819 hospital cases and a national average of 232 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 1720 hospital cases and a national average of 400 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 53 hospital cases and a national average of 93 cases.

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Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 92 hospital cases and a national average of 58 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 1078 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 1095 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 237 hospital cases and a national average of 102 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 619 hospital cases and a national average of 204 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 138 hospital cases and a national average of 72 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 356 hospital cases and a national average of 141 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 129 hospital cases and a national average of 64 cases.

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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).

75% 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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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 1 safety indicators

  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site

Rated As Expected in 7 safety indicators

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated Worse Than Expected in 5 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
4 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.