US News & World Report Names Lehigh Valley Hospital Top Hospital in Region


LVH is also listed as highly effective in 13 common adult procedures and conditions tracked by US News, including:

  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • hip replacement
  • Renal failure
  • Knee Replacement
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke
  • Aortic valve replacement by catheter (TAVR)

The annual Top Hospital Rankings and Ratings are designed to help patients and their doctors make informed decisions about where to receive care for difficult health conditions or common elective procedures.

“Being recognized as the best hospital in the region for the ninth consecutive year demonstrates the high level of quality care that LVHN provides to our patients,” says Brian A. Nester, DO, MBA, President and CEO, Lehigh Valley Health Network. “US News & World Report has recognized our healthcare network among the nation’s top healthcare organizations for more than 20 years, a testament to our long-standing commitment to safety, quality and innovation. This recognition shows our community that excellence in care always matters at LVHN.

US News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care rely heavily on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge rates, volume and quality of nursing care, among other indicators. related to care.

Best Hospitals was produced by US News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, NC

US News assessed each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. The best hospitals methodology incorporates data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.


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