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 hospitals that operate in that state on the Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Note: Maryland is not ranked because hospitals are not required to publicly report their hospital safety data.

Rank State Total #
Hospitals Scored
Total #
A Hospitals
% A
Hospitals
1 Maine 16 11 68.8%
2 Hawaii 12 8 66.7%
3 Oregon 32 19 59.4%
4 Wisconsin 57 33 57.9%
5 Idaho 11 6 54.5%
6 North Carolina 78 43 55.1%
7 New Hampshire 13 7 53.8%
8 Massachusetts 60 31 51.7%
9 Virginia 70 35 50.0%
9 Vermont 6 3 50.0%
11 Minnesota 36 17 47.2%
12 Rhode Island 9 4 44.4%
13 Ohio 112 49 43.8%
13 Kansas 32 14 43.8%
15 New Jersey 68 27 39.7%
16 Mississippi 33 13 39.4%
17 Utah 23 9 39.1%
17 South Carolina 46 18 39.1%
19 Texas 212 81 38.2%
20 Missouri 59 22 37.3%
21 Colorado 43 16 37.2%
22 Iowa 31 11 35.5%
23 Illinois 113 38 33.6%
24 South Dakota 9 3 33.3%
25 Michigan 79 26 32.9%
26 Tennessee 69 19 27.5%
27 Indiana 61 16 26.2%
28 California 271 68 25.1%
29 Wyoming 8 2 25.0%
30 Alabama 53 13 24.5%
31 Louisiana 49 12 24.5%
32 Kentucky 51 12 23.5%
32 Nebraska 17 4 23.5%
34 Pennsylvania 132 31 23.5%
35 Oklahoma 39 9 23.1%
36 Florida 175 39 22.3%
37 Montana 9 2 22.2%
38 Connecticut 27 5 18.5%
38 Arkansas 27 5 18.5%
40 Georgia 74 13 17.6%
41 Washington 46 7 15.2%
42 Arizona 49 5 10.2%
43 New York 139 14 10.1%
44 West Virginia 25 2 8.0%
45 New Mexico 15 1 6.7%
46 Nevada 19 1 5.3%
47 Alaska 5 0 0.0%
47 Delaware 6 0 0.0%
47 District of Columbia 7 0 0.0%
47 North Dakota 6 0 0.0%