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Lehigh Valley Hospital Named One of Nation's Best

For the 17th year in a row, Lehigh Valley Hospital system is named one of the top hospitals in the United States.

For the 17th consecutive year, is ranked as one of the nation's leading hospitals in the areas of gastroenterology (#29), orthopedics (#40) and pulmonology (#50). Only 150 out of the nation's roughly 5,000 hospitals were ranked nationally in 16 specialty areas. 

According to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and are ranked as top-performers regionally in several categories, including cancer care, cardiology and heart surgery; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology, and urology.

In a press release, Dr. Ronald Swinfard, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s president and CEO, said, “Recognitions like this speak volumes about the hard work and dedication of everyone on the team. I am extremely proud of everyone in our entire network for their passion and commitment to doing what they do every day to help care for our community."

The Lehigh Valley Health Network, which includes three hospital facilities and nine health centers, is the largest employer in the region. 

Rich July 17, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Nice to know some positive factual news is shown instead of the usually biased slant that the local news usually puts forward about this huge employer and very complex group of professional people chatged with being near perfect in the performance of their dutires. I was treated better here than at the Phiadelphia hospitals. Better than the hospitals in Boston or Chicago. I never see something negative in all the fact based regional magazines dealing with the heath care rating of Lehigh Valley Hospitals. I can not say near the same for the other two hospitals in this area.
Mark Albright July 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Having received a kidney transplant at Lehigh Valley - Cedar Crest just this January, I have nothing but good things to say about LVHN and the awesome care I've received there. Kudos to them and their staff for this important recognition!
Sheila DuPree July 17, 2012 at 04:21 PM
My story is not as positive as yours. After too many visits to the ER for a family member that ultimately lead to admission and followed by a week of hearing the doctors say....we don't know if he aspirated, but we will treat him as such even though his white count is good and lungs are good. We just don't know! Had enough of the constant indecisions of this idiot doctors, and took him to Sacred Heart only to hear the words.... we've determined that he did not aspirate, but rather has walking pneumonia. I fell on the floor..... I was shocked that one hospital can make a determination and this so called state of the art facility where doctors and nurses don't look you in the face, but rather talk to their computer..... Not impressed at all with LVH..... and, I worked in the HR dept. one summer as a temp..... not impressed with the vetting of employees....... I went through more to hire security guards!

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