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LVH–Cedar Crest Is Among Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals in the U.S.

LVH–Cedar Crest ranked among top 350 maternity care hospitals for care provided to infants and mothers

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Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest is recognized as one of Newsweek’s Best Maternity Care Hospitals for 2022. This distinction ranks LVH–Cedar Crest among the top 350 maternity care hospitals in the U.S.

“This recognition from Newsweek is an honor held by each colleague on the maternity care team,” says Karen Vadyak, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Women and Children. “We are able to offer exceptional care to new mothers because we use evidence-based standards and simulation training, which we pair with a compassionate, patient-centered approach.”

LVH–Cedar Crest’s maternity care is team-based, and each colleague plays an integral part. Obstetricians, midwives and a highly skilled nursing staff ensure that new mothers and infants will have the tools they need to thrive before, during and after delivery.

“My colleagues in maternity care are dedicated, hardworking and compassionate,” says Kristin Friel, MD, Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “This recognition from Newsweek is a reflection of the quality of care our doctors, nurses and hospital staff offer to our new mothers and infants.” 

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is crucial to LVH–Cedar Crest’s award-winning maternity care. It offers infants, new mothers and their families invaluable resources like education, access to state-of-the-art facilities and the only Level IV NICU in the region.

“The quality of care we offer to mothers and babies is among the best in the country, and our outstanding team of health care professionals deserves to be recognized for their achievements,” says Anne Baum, President, Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.  “This award is a huge honor, and I’m proud of our maternity care team for always going above and beyond for our patients.”

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest is recognized as one of Newsweek’s Best Maternity Care Hospitals for 2022

Newsweek partnered with research firm Statista to decide which maternity care facilities provided the highest level of care. A complex and comprehensive approach was used to determine the results. The methodology includes:

  • Nationwide online survey: Hospital managers and health care professionals with knowledge about maternity processes (e.g., midwives, neonatal and OB-GYNs) were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals in the U.S.
  • Medical key performance indicators (KPI) on hospitals with a focus on indicators relevant to maternity care
  • Results from patient surveys

More than 10,000 health care professionals participated in the online survey. Only the nation’s top 6% maternity care hospitals were recognized by Newsweek.

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