Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest is one of the largest and oldest licensed teaching hospitals in Pennsylvania. It's a 729-bed tertiary care hospital and is recognized for its accomplishments as a leading community-based medical center. LVH serves as a leading regional referral center for stroke. It is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, the first in Pa. and the third in the nation.
The majority of the hospital's neurology patients are hospitalized on the 28-bed Neuroscience Medical-Surgical unit. LVH–Cedar Crest also has seven adult critical care units, including a 14-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU). This hospital also is the site for all neurosurgical cranial surgery, including cerebrovascular (aneurysm, AVM), neuro-oncology (brain and spinal cord tumors), traumatic head and spine injury, and nontraumatic complex spine surgery (cervical and lumbar). Programs within the neurosurgery service include the Advanced Spine Center (treating non-operative back and neck pain), and the Concussion and Head Trauma Center.
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital has 50 inpatient pediatric beds and provides inpatient care for children of all ages. The highest-level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the region offers medical care and surgical care for newborns and premature infants. An eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is devoted to the care of critically ill children. Children with neurological illnesses are admitted to the PICU, NICU or Pediatric unit, depending on the level of care required.
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Muhlenberg is a 195-bed acute care facility and a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center. This site is a primary care hospital that can provide neurology residents with a varied clinical and progressive experience. Neurology residents have the option of pursuing some of their elective rotations at this site, as well as the required psychiatry rotation. The behavioral health facilities located at this site include a 65-bed inpatient psychiatric unit. Elective neurosurgery rotations at LVH–Muhlenberg will focus on non-complex spine and peripheral nerve surgery. The ward neurology patients are hospitalized in the 24-bed 4T unit, and more critically ill neurology patients in 18-bed intensive care unit.