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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.

States are ranked based on the number of “A” hospitals they have compared to the total number of graded hospitals on the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Click here for a printable version.

Fall 2021 Ranking State % A Hospitals Spring 2021
Ranking
% A Hospitals
Spring 2021
1 Virginia 56.2% 4 50.0%
2 North Carolina 55.1% 5 47.0%
3 Idaho 53.9% 2 58.3%
4 Massachusetts 51.7% 1 58.6%
5 Colorado 48.8% 7 46.5%
6 Utah 48.2% 8 45.8%
Hawaii 46.2% 20 33.3%
8 Pennsylvania 45.9% 9 44.8%
9 New Jersey 42.9% 14 38.2%
10 Michigan 42.7% 10 44.3%
11 Maine 41.2% 3 56.3%
11 Oregon 41.2% 6 46.9%
13 Florida 36.4% 11 42.5%
14 Kansas 36.4% 13 38.7%
15 Tennessee 35.1% 15 36.4%
16 Texas 34.7% 12 40.3%
17 Ohio 33.6% 27 30.4%
18 Missouri 33.3% 32 25.4%
18 Rhode Island 33.3% 20 33.3%
20 California 33.0% 18 34.3%
21 Washington 32.7% 24 31.9%
22 Mississippi 31.8% 28 29.7%
23 New Hampshire 30.8% 42 15.4%
24 Arkansas 29.7% 47 10.3%
25 South Carolina 29.4% 19 34.0%
26 Illinois 28.5% 17 34.8%
27 Connecticut 27.6% 29 28.6%
28 Louisiana 27.4% 26 30.9%
29 Minnesota 26.1% 42 15.4%
30 Kentucky 25.4% 33 24.0%
31 Oklahoma 24.4% 35 21.4%
32 Indiana 24.3% 35 21.4%
33 Arizona 23.9% 23 32.6%
34 Wisconsin 23.1% 34 23.4%
35 Maryland 21.4% 16 34.9%
36 Nevada 21.1% 36 21.1%
37 Montana 20.0% 38 20.0%
38 Georgia 19.5% 25 31.6%
39 Alabama 19.4% 37 20.4%
40 Alaska 16.7% 38 20.0%
40 Nebraska 16.7% 45 11.1%
40 Vermont 16.7% 20 33.3%
43 Iowa 14.7% 49 6.5%
44 New Mexico 13.6% 44 14.3%
45 Wyoming 12.5% 29 28.6%
46 South Dakota 10.0% 50 0.0%
47 New York 8.0% 46 10.7%
48 West Virginia 4.6% 48 9.5%
49 Washington, D.C. 0.0% 41 16.7%
49 Delaware 0.0% 29 28.6%
49 North Dakota 0.0% 50 0.0%