Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg

2545 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem PA, 18017

(610) 991-3811

78% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

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

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

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 273 hospital cases and a national average of 203 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 89 cases.

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As Expected
Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 342 cases.

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As Expected
Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 448 cases.

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As Expected
Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 1364 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 93 cases.

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Better Than Expected

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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 47 hospital cases and a national average of 95 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 188 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 115 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 136 cases.

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As Expected
Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 220 cases.

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As Expected
Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 992 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 358 cases.

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As Expected
Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 171 cases.

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As Expected
Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 199 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 534 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 82 cases.

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As Expected
Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 49 cases.

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As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 116 hospital cases and a national average of 119 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 63 hospital cases and a national average of 290 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 364 cases.

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As Expected
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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 316 hospital cases and a national average of 234 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 89 hospital cases and a national average of 201 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 230 hospital cases and a national average of 363 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 803 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 595 cases.

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As Expected
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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 42 hospital cases and a national average of 124 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 45 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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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).

78% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg
  • 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

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Rated Better Than Expected in 2 safety indicators

  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated As Expected in 8 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

Rated Worse Than Expected in 3 safety indicators

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
0 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg

2545 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Parking

Patient and visitor parking for the hospital is available directly in front of the main entrance - at the blue "H". In addition, each medical office
building has a parking lot.

Emergency patients park at the Emergency Department.

Free valet parking is available at the main entrance - at the blue "H" - from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Facility Information

Conveniently located in the hub of the Lehigh Valley at Route 22 and Schoenersville Road in Bethlehem, Pa., Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg features all private inpatient rooms and a vast array of health care services. Highlights include: A Heart and Vascular Center that brings you access to hundreds of heart specialists, advanced open heart surgery, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs to analyze blood flow and open block arteries, and an electrophysiology lab to diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms. A fast heart attack care program that results in our health network having the best heart attack outcomes in Pennsylvania. The Pediatric Specialty Center, home to more than 50 specialists in children's care, including care for children's cancer, breathing disorders, heart problems and serious stomach conditions. The area's only Pediatric Ambulatory Surgical Unit (PASU). 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. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg is home to the region's only Gamma Knife® which performs brain surgery without an incision. 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 Sleep Disorders Center with state-of-the-art equipment, home-like comfort and an expert staff. Youthful You Institute, which offers services combining health, wellness and pampering. We provide you with beauty solutions that leave you looking and feeling better from the inside out. The Behavioral Health Science Center, which reflects a new vision for mental health services with a shift away from lengthy hospital stays toward a more flexible outpatient approach. A variety of outpatient programs for adults and adolescents also are available. You'll also find four medical office buildings with ample parking and the Banko Community Center, home to numerous classes and events