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.

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

 

States that are shown in a darker green have a higher percentage of "A" hospitals

Rank State Total #
Hospitals Scored
Total #
A Hospitals
% A
Hospitals
1 Hawaii 12 8 66.7%
2 Idaho 11 7 63.6%
3 Maine 16 10 62.5%
4 Wisconsin 57 35 61.4%
5 North Carolina 78 43 55.1%
6 Utah 23 12 52.2%
7 Massachusetts 60 31 51.7%
8 Vermont 6 3 50.0%
9 Oregon 33 16 48.5%
10 Virginia 66 31 47.0%
11 Minnesota 36 16 44.4%
12 Kansas 32 14 43.8%
13 Mississippi 37 15 40.5%
14 Rhode Island 10 4 40.0%
15 Illinois 113 45 39.8%
16 Ohio 110 43 39.1%
17 Texas 212 78 36.8%
17 New Jersey 68 25 36.8%
19 Michigan 79 29 36.7%
20 South Carolina 47 16 34.0%
21 Montana 9 3 33.3%
21 New Hampshire 12 4 33.3%
23 Colorado 43 14 32.6%
24 Tennessee 66 21 31.8%
25 California 267 81 30.3%
26 Missouri 59 17 28.8%
27 Louisiana 50 15 28.8%
27 Alabama 52 15 28.8%
29 Iowa 32 9 28.1%
30 Wyoming 8 2 25.0%
31 Pennsylvania 131 32 24.4%
32 Florida 173 42 24.3%
33 Indiana 63 15 23.8%
34 Nebraska 17 4 23.5%
35 Kentucky 52 12 23.1%
36 South Dakota 9 2 22.2%
36 Georgia 72 16 22.2%
36 Connecticut 27 6 22.2%
39 Oklahoma 39 8 20.5%
40 Washington 46 9 19.6%
41 Arkansas 28 5 17.9%
42 Arizona 49 8 16.3%
43 Nevada 20 3 15.0%
44 New Mexico 16 2 12.5%
45 West Virginia 25 3 12.0%
46 New York 138 15 10.9%
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%