Shopping for Hospitals

April 1, 2005-- Posted at 10:42 p.m. CST

Washington, D.C. -- There is a new website that will help you decide which hospital is the best one for you. The federal government site is designed to help you compare local hospitals all across the country. The idea is to increase the quality of care that hospitals provide, or risk losing patients to nearby competitors who do a better job. The president of the American Hospital Association says his group welcomes the new site.