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 Wide Quality Awards

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest has been recognized by Healthgrades for 0 Hospital Quality Award in the last 12 months

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest has been recognized by Healthgrades for 9 Clinical Quality Awards in the last 12 months

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 273 hospital cases and a national average of 169 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 1296 hospital cases and a national average of 455 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 532 cases.

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Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 1219 cases.

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Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 1709 cases.

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 2891 cases.

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Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 804 cases.

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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 152 hospital cases and a national average of 75 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 476 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 254 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 255 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 290 cases.

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 1612 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Within 30 Days
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 642 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 653 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 410 cases.

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 1172 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 232 cases.

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Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 157 cases.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 276 hospital cases and a national average of 118 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries

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Gynecologic Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 262 hospital cases and a national average of 163 cases.

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 387 hospital cases and a national average of 236 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 3891 hospital cases and a national average of 1473 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 8650 hospital cases and a national average of 2870 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 395 cases.

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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 1612 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 824 hospital cases and a national average of 253 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 892 hospital cases and a national average of 248 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 1904 hospital cases and a national average of 418 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 52 hospital cases and a national average of 99 cases.

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Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 87 hospital cases and a national average of 57 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 1128 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 895 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 174 hospital cases and a national average of 90 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 604 hospital cases and a national average of 211 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 108 hospital cases and a national average of 69 cases.

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Carotid Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 324 hospital cases and a national average of 140 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 130 hospital cases and a national average of 61 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).

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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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

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery

Rated As Expected in 10 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated Worse Than Expected in 2 safety indicators

  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
2 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.