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 10 hospital in Pennsylvania on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. This is the ninth 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 23 times since 1996.
U.S. News recognized LVH as high performing in six common adult specialties and 13 common adult procedures and conditions:
- Adult specialties
- Gastroenterology and GI surgery
- Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Pulmonology and Lung surgery
- Common adult procedure and condition ratings
- Aortic valve surgery
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Colon cancer surgery
- Heart attack
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Hip replacement
- Kidney failure
- Knee replacement
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings 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 2022-23 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide in 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 164 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. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.