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State Rankings

Does your state make the grade? Hospitals across the country show a lot of variation when it comes to patient safety.

Here, states are ranked based on the number of “A” hospitals they have compared to the total number of graded hospitals on the Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. State rankings from Spring 2012, the launch of the Safety Grade, are also displayed.

Rank State Total #
Hospitals Scored
Total #
A Hospitals
% A
Hospitals
Spring 2012 State Ranking
1 Rhode Island 7 5 71.43% 50
2 Maine 16 11 68.75% 2
3 Hawaii 12 8 66.67% 36
4 Idaho 11 7 63.64% 19
5 Virginia 68 41 60.29% 7
6 Wisconsin 56 33 58.93% 44
7 Massachusetts 60 34 56.67% 1
8 Oregon 32 16 50.00% 48
9 Ohio 110 51 46.36% 15
10 Colorado 39 18 46.15% 27
11 New Jersey 68 30 44.12% 14
12 North Carolina 78 34 43.59% 29
13 South Carolina 46 19 41.30% 11
14 Utah 22 9 40.91% 32
15 Kansas 31 12 38.71% 39
16 New Hampshire 13 5 38.46% 19
17 Montana 8 3 37.50% 16
17 South Dakota 8 3 37.50% 29
19 Texas 210 77 36.67% 24
20 New Mexico 15 5 33.33% 32
20 Mississippi 33 11 33.33% 34
22 Missouri 58 18 31.03% 47
23 Indiana 59 18 31.03% 18
24 Florida 174 53 30.46% 12
25 Pennsylvania 126 38 30.16% 22
26 Illinois 111 33 29.73% 4
27 Minnesota 34 10 29.41% 9
27 Louisiana 51 15 29.41% 25
29 Tennessee 63 18 28.57% 5
30 Connecticut 25 7 28.00% 43
31 California 265 74 27.92% 10
32 Oklahoma 40 11 27.50% 46
33 Iowa 33 9 27.27% 23
34 Kentucky 50 13 26.00% 28
35 Washington 44 11 25.00% 13
36 Michigan 77 19 24.68% 6
37 Arizona 47 10 21.28% 31
38 Vermont 5 1 20.00% 3
38 Alaska 5 1 20.00% 17
40 Georgia 74 14 18.92% 36
41 Arkansas 28 5 17.86% 48
42 Alabama 49 7 14.29% 41
42 Wyoming 7 1 14.29% 19
44 Nebraska 16 2 12.50% 35
44 West Virginia 24 3 12.50% 45
46 Nevada 19 1 5.26% 26
47 New York 142 7 4.93% 40
48 Maryland 44 1 2.27% Not graded
49 Delaware 6 0 0.00% 8
49 District of Columbia 7 0 0.00% 42
49 North Dakota 6 0 0.00% 36