We’re honored to be listed among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals.
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) is once again Lehigh Valley’s No. 1 regional hospital and a top five hospital in Pennsylvania on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. This is the eighth straight year Lehigh Valley Hospital has been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News, which also has recognized the hospital nationally among America’s Best Hospitals in various medical specialties 24 times since 1996.
U.S. News recognized LVH as “high performing” in six common adult specialties and 14 common adult procedures and conditions:
- Adult specialties
- Common adult procedure and condition ratings
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.