One of the most important decisions you make is choosing a hospital for you and your family.

The Leapfrog Group helps you make an informed decision. Leapfrog collects information from hospitals across the United States to find the ones that are taking "big leaps" in health care quality, safety and customer value. You can use Leapfrog's information to compare hospitals and find the one that will provide the best care for you.

Top Teaching Hospital

The Leapfrog Group named Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest a Top Teaching Hospital for achievements in patient safety and quality. About 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award, and this year 56 teaching hospitals received this honor, including four Pennsylvania hospitals.

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.