Utica, NY (WIBX) - Finding award-winning hospitals that specialize in heart disease and stroke is so much easier, thanks to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

A new online map will guide patients locally to Faxton Saint Luke's, which was awarded the Gold Plus for Stroke distinction.

It is being launched in partnership with US News and World Report's "Best Hospitals" issue, and not intended for emergencies. As always, call 911 if you are experiencing a health emergency.

For the maps click on the links in this story. For more information about the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's programs visit: www.heart.org.