48 hospitals with the lowest heart failure mortality rates

The following 48 hospitals have a 30-day death rate for heart failure patients of 8.4 or lower, some of the lowest in the nation. Data was taken from CMS' Hospital Compare.

For comparison, the national rate of 30-day mortality for heart failure is 11.7, according to Hospital Compare.

These rates reflect data measured from July 2009 through June 2012.

The 48 hospitals with heart failure 30-day mortality rates of 8.4 or lower are:

Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Inglewood, Calif.) — 6.4

VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (New York City) — 7.1

Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital (Baltimore, Md.) — 7.2

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago) — 7.3

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago — 7.3

East Orange (N.J.) General Hospital — 7.3

Harper University Hospital (Detroit) — 7.4

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, Mass.) — 7.5

Saint Vincent Medical Center (Los Angeles) — 7.6

Fort Duncan Medical Center (Eagle Pass, Texas) — 7.6

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (Mission Hills, Calif.) — 7.7

NYU Hospitals Center (New York City) — 7.7

Birmingham (Ala.) Medical Center — 7.8

Regional Medical Center of San Jose (Calif.) — 7.8

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles) — 7.8

Olympia Medical Center (Los Angeles) — 7.8

Glendale (Calif.) Memorial Hospital and Health Center — 7.9

St. Alexius Medical Center (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) — 7.9

Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit) — 7.9

Henry Ford Wyandotte (Mich.) Hospital — 7.9

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.) — 8.0

Philadelphia VA Medical Center — 8.0

California Hospital Medical Center (Los Angeles) — 8.1

Providence Hospital and Medical Center (Southfield, Mich.) — 8.1

South Pointe Hospital (Warrensville Heights, Ohio) — 8.1

Portland (Ore.) VA Hospital — 8.1

Paradise Valley Hospital (National City, Calif.) — 8.2

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center — 8.2

Emory University Hospital Midtown (Atlanta) — 8.2

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (Chicago) — 8.2

Alexian Brothers Medical Center (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) — 8.2

Boston Medical Center — 8.2

Maimonides Medical Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.) — 8.2

University Hospital of Brooklyn (N.Y.) — 8.2

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (Chicago) — 8.3

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston) — 8.3

Genesys Regional Medical Center-Health Park (Grand Blanc, Mich.) — 8.3

Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune, N.J.) — 8.3

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City) — 8.3

Oklahoma Heart Hospital South (Oklahoma City) — 8.3

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (Philadelphia) — 8.3

Saint Francis Medical Center (Lynwood, Calif.) — 8.4

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center (Torrance, Calif.) — 8.4

Desert Valley Hospital (Victorville, Calif.) — 8.4

Louis A Weiss Memorial Hospital (Chicago) — 8.4

Winchester (Mass.) Hospital — 8.4

Holy Name Medical Center (Teaneck, N.J.) — 8.4

Fairview Hospital (Cleveland) — 8.4

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