10 best, worst hospitals for heart failure deaths

Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, both based in Chicago, have the lowest death rate for heart failure patients in the country, according to CMS data.

CMS collected provider-level data on complication measures, the CMS Patient Safety Indicators and 30-day death rates for hospitals across the nation. 

Here are the hospitals with the lowest and highest death rate for heart failure patients:

Lowest rates

1. Rush University Medical Center (Chicago): 5.5

1. Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago): 5.5

3. Dallas VA Medical Center: 5.7

4. Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Inglewood, Calif.): 5.8

4. VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System: 5.8

6. VA San Diego Healthcare System: 6.1

6. Washington DC VA Medical Center: 6.1

6. Seattle VA Medical Center : 6.1

9. VA Boston Healthcare System-Jamaica Plain (Mass.): 6.2

9. St David's Medical Center (Austin, Texas): 6.2

Highest rates

1. Lake Regional Health System (Osage Beach, Mo.): 20.4

2. Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Chipley): 19.7

3. Goshen (Ind.) Hospital: 18.8

4. Integris Miami Hospital: 18.1

5. Kossuth Regional Health Center (Algona, Iowa): 17.9

5. Wyoming Medical Center (Casper): 17.9

7. Houlton (Maine) Regional Hospital: 17.8

8. Woodland (Calif.) Memorial Hospital: 17.7

8. Jackson Hospital (Marianna, Fla.): 17.7

8. Freeman Health System-Freeman West (Joplin, Mo.): 17.7

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