PC Admin

PC Admin

Administrator
Staff member
Dedicated resource for Lehigh Valley Hospital located in 1200 SOUTH CEDAR CREST BOULEVARD - Allentown, PA. Containing reports of complications, death rates etc. Reviews and real experiences of patients and their loved ones are invited. The treatment and medical care statistics listed below are updated and synced twice a year as per the 'Medicare Database' via an API.
 
Provider ID
390133
Address
1200 SOUTH CEDAR CREST BOULEVARD
City
ALLENTOWN
State
PA
ZIP Code
18105
County
LEHIGH
Phone Number
6104022273
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
31 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
2%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Median time to Pain Med in Emergency Dept
57 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
359 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
4.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
66%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
8%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
11.3%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
Significantly better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
12%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
2.4%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
14.8%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
8.7%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
14.9%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
1.7%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
Better than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
4.91
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate National Comparison
Significantly better than the National Rate
Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis National Comparison
Significantly better than the National Rate
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
5.54
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
5.09
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis Per 1000 Persons
0.65
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
1.01
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.74
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Per 1000 persons
140.16
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.32
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
3.27
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Colon Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Abdominal Hysterectomy
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Unplanned Hospital Visits After Colonoscopy National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Attack 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Stroke Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission After Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Overall Unplanned Readmission Rate
No Different than the National Rate
Average Cost For Heart Attack Patients Comparison
Significantly less than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
Significantly lesser than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Significantly lesser than the National Average
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Rob

New Member
Very disappointed with Lehigh Valley Hospital. The waiting time is simply disgusting. My wife went into the hospital with chest pain, and we had to wait for nearly two hours. I finally had to tell the nurse that her chest pain is increasing and we need to be seen urgently, for them to send for a doctor. The doctors saw my wife and ordered a stress echo which was possible only in the morning. So a short trip became overnight stay. Nevertheless, the test was okay, and she was brought back to the room, and the waiting game started again. After an hour, the doctor comes and gives all clear and discharge us. We waited for another hour-and-half to get the papers. I shudder to think what if my wife was having an attack. She would have died by the time the doctor came and saw her. Terrifying thought
 
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gregory1989

New Member
I hate the Lehigh Valley Hospital system. They are quite friendly with you when you enter the hospital and advise some or the other tests or scans for “getting an accurate picture.” Once they get the scans done, then the picture suddenly becomes hazy, and then you are sent to a specialist (in their network). For them, each patient is a “$$$$” and not a human being.
 
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Slind

New Member
By far, the best hospital that I have been too. The hospital is modern, clean and is managed by a friendly staff. They take excellent care of the patient. When my wife delivered our baby here, they ran a lullaby throughout the hospital for some 10 to 15 seconds over the hospital speaker system. Another major plus is the private rooms with couches that can be folded out if visitors want to stay put. I do not think I have seen any hospital that allows you to do that. Most of the hospitals kick out the visitors by 9:00 pm
 
Klusmos

Klusmos

New Member
I had to visit the emergency room due to severe chest pain. I was seen and shifted to the floor. Got tested and underwent an emergency operation. The hospital had a very professional look. Everybody whom I interacted with was professional, but treated me as a person and not as a cash cow. The place was spotless, and the food was also edible. Nothing great, but hearty. Lehigh Valley Hospital has shown other hospitals how one should run a hospital. Great job
 
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hunnymonster

New Member
My husband was admitted here for a blood clot in his left arm and ended up spending a week here. I have no complaints at all. The nursing team took very good care of him. They were professional and considerate. They were trained and knew how to draw blood without any pain. The doctors were also great. The hospital got in touch with his methadone clinic quickly to get him dosed very early the next day. The food served was good. Would certainly come back.
 
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