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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 Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. State rankings from the previous grading cycle, Fall 2017, are also displayed.

Rank State % A
Hospitals
Fall 2017
Ranking
% A Hospitals
Fall 2017 
1 Hawaii 72.73% 3 66.67%
2 Idaho 70.00% 4 63.64%
3 Rhode Island 62.50% 1 71.43%
4 Massachusetts 53.57% 7 56.67%
5 Virginia 51.67% 5 60.29%
6 Colorado 47.22% 10 46.15%
7 Maine 42.86% 2 68.75%
8 Ohio 42.45% 9 46.36%
9 North Carolina 41.89% 12 43.59%
10 Wisconsin 41.51% 6 58.93%
11 Oregon 41.38% 8 50.00%
12 Utah 40.91% 14 40.91%
13 Missouri 35.85% 22 31.03%
14 Texas 35.71% 19 36.67%
15 Illinois 34.58% 26 29.73%
16 South Carolina 34.15% 13 41.30%
17 New Jersey 33.85% 11 44.12%
18 New Mexico 33.33% 20 33.33%
18 Minnesota 33.33% 27 29.41%
20 Tennessee 32.79% 29 28.57%
21 Indiana 31.48% 23 30.51%
22 Pennsylvania 31.36% 25 30.16%
23 Florida 30.64% 24 30.46%
24 Michigan 30.25% 36 24.68%
25 California 29.10% 31 27.92%
26 Mississippi 29.03% 20 33.33%
27 Kansas 27.59% 15 38.71%
28 Louisiana 27.08% 28 29.41%
29 Arizona 26.19% 37 21.28%
30 Montana 25.00% 17 37.50%
30 South Dakota 25.00% 17 37.50%
32 Washington 24.44% 35 25.00%
33 New Hampsire 23.08% 16 38.46%
34 Kentucky 21.74% 34 26.00%
35 Georgia 21.13% 40 18.92%
36 Vermont 20.00% 38 20.00%
36 Wyoming 20.00% 42 14.29%
38 Oklahoma 19.44% 32 27.50%
39 Iowa 19.35% 33 27.27%
40 Nevada 16.67% 46 5.26%
40 District of Columbia 16.67% 49 0.00%
42 Alabama 15.22% 42 14.29%
43 Nebraska 12.50% 44 12.50%
44 Arkansas 12.00% 41 17.85%
45 West Virginia 9.09% 44 12.50%
46 Connecticut 8.33% 30 28.00%
47 Maryland 7.32% 48 2.27%
48 New York 5.84% 47 4.93%
49 Alaska 0.00% 38 20.00%
49 Delaware 0.00% 49 0.00%
49 North Dakota 0.00% 49 0.00%