How Safe is Your Hospital?
 

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 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. State rankings from the previous grading cycle, Spring 2018, are also displayed.

 

Rank State % A
Hospitals
Spring 2018
Ranking
% A Hospitals
Spring 2018
1 New Jersey  56.72% 17 33.85%
2 Oregon 54.55% 11 41.38%
3 Virginia 51.52% 5 51.67%
4 Massachusetts 44.07% 4 53.57%
5 Texas 43.06% 14 35.71%
6 North Carolina 43.04% 9 41.89%
7 Rhode Island 42.86% 3 62.50%
8 Ohio 42.73% 8 42.45%
9 Colorado 41.46% 6 47.22%
10 Maine 40.00% 7 42.86%
11 Michigan 39.51% 24 30.26%
12 Louisiana 39.22% 28 27.08%
13 Illinois 39.09% 15 34.58%
14 Pennsylvania 37.88% 22 31.36%
15 Utah 36.00% 12 40.91%
16 Nevada 35.00% 40 16.67%
17 Georgia 34.67% 35 21.13%
18 Mississippi 34.29% 26 29.03%
19 Florida 33.91% 23 30.64%
20 Hawaii 33.33% 1 72.73%
20 Montana 33.33% 30 25.00%
22 Wisconsin 32.73% 10 41.51%
23 California 32.42% 25 29.10%
24 Kansas 32.26% 27 27.59%
25 New Hampshire 30.77% 33 23.08%
26 South Carolina 30.43% 16 34.15%
27 Idaho 30.00% 2 70.00%
28 Wyoming 29.57% 36 20.00%
29 Oklahoma 25.64% 38 19.44%
30 Alaska 25.00% 49 0.00%
30 Minnesota 25.00% 18 33.33%
32 Washington 24.44% 32 24.44%
33 Kentucky 23.53% 34 21.74%
34 Missouri 23.33% 13 35.85%
35 Tennessee 23.08% 20 32.79%
36 Indiana 22.58% 21 31.48%
36 Arizona 21.74% 29 26.19%
38 Maryland 20.00% 47 7.32%
39 Alabama 18.87% 42 15.22%
40 Vermont 16.67% 36 20.00%
40 West Virginia 16.67% 45 9.09%
42 New Mexico 14.29% 18 33.33%
43 South Dakota 10.00% 30 25.00%
43 Arkansas 10.00% 44 12.00%
45 Iowa 9.09% 39 19.35%
46 New York 8.28% 48 5.84%
47 Connecticut 8.00% 46 8.33%
48 Nebraska 6.67% 43 12.50%
49 Washington, D.C. 0.00% 40 16.67%
49 Delaware 0.00% 49 0.00%
49 North Dakota 0.00% 49 0.00%