Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest (Allentown, Pa.) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest (Allentown, Pa.). Lehigh Valley Hospital's roots date back to 1899, when 13 women raised $5,300 for a plot of land in Allentown to open a hospital for their community. The hospital is the flagship location of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, which is comprised of three full-service hospitals and more than 1,340 primary care and specialty physicians.
In 2014, the health network formed the Lehigh Valley Health Network Accountable Care Organization, a subsidiary of Lehigh Health Network, to participate in the CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program. The ACO serves the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, including Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and surrounding counties.
In 2015 and 2016, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest was listed among the nation's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 3 in Pennsylvania in its 2015-16 rankings. It is ranked nationally in seven adult specialties and rated as high performing in four adult procedures and conditions by U.S. News as well.
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