For the first time the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a division of the Health and Human Services Department, has posted a ranking of more than 4,800 hospitals nationwide online.
You can search by your region, or for a specific hosptial and see how it rates for heart attack and heart failure mortality rates compared with the national average.
To check for hospitals in your area click here.
The following are the hospitals that ranked above or below the national average for heart attack patient mortality rates:
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn.
Sparks Regional Medical Center, Fort Smith, Ark.
Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, Ariz.
Kingman Regional Medical Center, Kingman, Ariz.
Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn Queens, New York
Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, Ohio
Christus St. Michael Health System, Texarkana, Texas
Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville, Va.