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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 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. State rankings from Fall 2019 are also displayed.

Fall 2020 Ranking State % A Hospitals Fall 2019
Ranking
% A Hospitals
Fall 2019
1 Maine 62.50% 1 58.82%
2 Idaho 58.33% 7 45.45%
3 Delaware 57.14% 23 33.33%
4 Massachusetts 56.90% 12 42.37%
5 Oregon 54.84% 4 48.39%
6 Virginia 52.94% 3 55.88%
7 North Carolina 51.85% 5 46.84%
8 Vermont 50.00% 23 33.33%
9 Colorado 47.62% 20 35.90%
10 Pennsylvania 47.11% 6 45.53%
11 Utah 45.83% 2 56.00%
12 Hawaii 45.45% 35 25.00%
13 Texas 42.73% 16 38.03%
14 Michigan 42.67% 13 41.03%
15 Washington 40.43% 23 33.33%
16 Maryland 38.10% 38 22.73%
17 New Jersey 37.31% 8 44.93%
18 Ohio 37.27% 14 39.45%
19 Florida 36.26% 19 36.78%
20 California 35.85% 21 35.41%
21 Kentucky 35.56% 33 26.00%
22 South Carolina 34.04% 18 36.95%
23 Illinois  33.65% 11 42.59%
24 Tennessee 33.33% 22 33.90%
24 Wyoming 33.33% 49 0.00%
26 Georgia 32.43% 34 25.68%
27 Kansas 32.26% 30 26.67%
28 Connecticut 31.82% 17 37.50%
29 Mississippi 29.73% 26 31.43%
30 Louisiana 29.09% 27 30.77%
31 Rhode Island 28.57% 10 42.86%
32 Arizona 25.53% 32 26.09%
33 Wisconsin 24.14% 15 38.33%
34 Missouri 23.73% 29 27.59%
35 Minnesota 23.08% 37 23.08%
36 Oklahoma 22.50% 35 25.00%
37 Montana 22.22% 9 44.44%
38 Nevada 21.05% 31 26.32%
39 Washington, DC 20.00% 40 20.00%
40 Alabama 19.57% 38 22.73%
41 Indiana 18.64% 41 16.67%
42 New Mexico 16.67% 44 11.76%
43 Iowa 16.13% 46 9.38%
44 New Hampshire 15.38% 27 30.77%
45 New York 9.79% 47 7.48%
46 Arkansas 6.90% 42 13.79%
47 Nebraska 5.88% 43 12.50%
48 West Virginia 4.55% 48 4.55%
49 Alaska 0.00% 47 0.00%
49 South Dakota 0.00% 47 0.00%
49 North Dakota 0.00% 47 0.00%