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Newsweek’s List of America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers Again Includes Lehigh Valley Hospital

Award reflects superior care across LVHN

Newsweek Award for Inpatient Rehabilitation

Lehigh Valley, Pa. (Aug. 27, 2021) – Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) is once again on Newsweek's list of America's Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers.

This prestigious award for inpatient rehabilitation is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced Wednesday (8/25) and can be viewed on Newsweek’s website. LVH also made the Newsweek list in 2020, the first year Newsweek established the list.

LVH inpatient rehabilitation centers are located on the LVH–Cedar Crest and LVH–Muhlenberg campuses.

“We’re proud to be listed among the best because it’s a tribute to the expertise and dedication of those who help our patients on their road to recovery,” said Beth Stepanczuk, MD, LVHN Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. “It also echoes our commitment to excellence throughout Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and to being the steadfast health partner our patients expect.”

The America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2021 list highlights the nation’s top inpatient rehabilitation facilities based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodation and amenities. Facilities in the 25 states with the highest number of inpatient rehabilitation facilities – according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – were part of this study. The rankings feature the top 230 centers nationwide. The evaluation process was comprised of the following steps:

Recommendations From Peers: Thousands of medical experts (physicians, therapists, medical doctors, administration and staff working in physical rehabilitation facilities) were invited to an online peer-to-peer survey.

Quality Score: Participants also were asked to rank the quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodations and amenities.

KPI Data Scores: CMS publishes key performance indicator (KPI) data for physical rehabilitation centers. The KPI data include15 different measures.

The Model Systems and CARF International Accreditations: Facilities with these accreditations received a bonus to their overall score.

Lehigh Valley Hospital recently was recognized by another top national publication when U.S. News & World Report named the hospital tops in the region, and among the top five in the state, for quality and safety.

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