We're honored to be listed among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals.
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) is ranked in the top five among hospitals in Pennsylvania on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. LVH is listed as the No. 5 hospital in the state for the second straight year. LVH–Muhlenberg also ranked as the No. 23 hospital in the state (a tie among 5 hospitals).
U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2018-2019
The 2018-2019 list cites LVH as high performing in the following specialties:
LVH high performing procedures and conditions:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Aortic valve surgery
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Colon cancer surgery
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
LVH–Muhlenberg high performing conditions and procedures:
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 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 or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.