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Lehigh Valley Hospital ranked No.1 in U.S. News & World Report

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital in the Lehigh Valley and among the Top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report.

It’s the ninth straight year LVH has been ranked No. 1 by the magazine, which also has recognized the hospital nationally among America’s Best Hospitals in various medical specialties 23 times since 1996.

In 2022-23, LVH earned a high-performing rating in six adult specialties including:

• Gastroenterology and GI Surgery

• Geriatrics

• Neurology and Neurosurgery

• Orthopedics

• Pulmonology and Lung Surgery

• Urology

LVH also is listed as high performing in 13 Common Adult Procedures and Conditions tracked by U.S. News including:

• Aortic valve surgery

• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

• Colon cancer surgery

• Diabetes

• Heart attack

• Heart bypass surgery

• Heart failure

• Hip replacement

• Kidney failure

• Knee replacement

• Pneumonia

• Stroke

• Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

For the 2022-23 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide in 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions.

In the 15 specialty areas, 164 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 hospitals named to the U.S. News Honor Roll excel across numerous specialties and service lines,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News.

“When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need,” Harder said.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.

Information: www.LVHN.org/USNews