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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 in spring 2022. The table also includes the total number of "A" hospitals from the fall 2021. Click here for a printable version.

Spring 2022 Ranking State % A Hospitals Fall 2021
Ranking
% A Hospitals
Fall 2021
1 North Carolina 59.8% 2 55.1%
2 Virginia 59.2% 1 56.2%
3 Utah 55.6% 6 48.2%
4 Colorado 55.3% 5 48.8%
5 Michigan 50.6% 10 42.7%
6 Idaho 50.0% 3 53.9%
6 Massachusetts 50.0% 4 51.7%
6 Hawaii 50.0% 7 46.2%
9 Oregon 47.1% 11 41.2%
10 Pennsylvania 45.9% 8 45.9%
11 Maine 43.9% 11 41.2%
12 New Jersey 43.5% 9 42.9%
13 South Carolina 41.2% 25 29.4%
14 Tennessee 40.8% 15 35.1%
15 Ohio 36.7% 17 33.6%
16 Washington 36.2% 21 32.7%
17 Florida 35.2% 13 36.4%
18 Mississippi 35.0% 22 31.8%
19 Kansas 33.3% 14 36.4%
19 Rhode Island 33.0% 18 33.3%
21 California 32.7% 20 33.0%
22 Texas 32.3% 16 34.7%
23 Connecticut 32.1% 27 27.6%
23 Louisiana 32.1% 28 27.4%
25 New Hampshire 30.8% 23 30.8%
26 Missouri 30.0% 18 33.3%
27 Illinois 28.9% 26 28.5%
28 Arkansas 28.1% 24 29.7%
29 Indiana 25.7% 32 24.3%
30 Minnesota  25.0% 29 26.1%
31 Oklahoma 23.3% 31 24.4%
32 Georgia 22.6% 38 19.5%
33 Nevada 21.1% 36 21.1%
33 Nebraska 21.1% 40 16.7%
35 Kentucky 20.0% 30 25.4%
35 Arizona 20.0% 33 23.9%
35 Montana 20.0% 38 20.0%
35 Vermont 20.0% 40 16.7%
39 Maryland 17.1% 35 21.4%
40 Wisconsin 16.9% 34 23.1%
41 Alaska 16.7% 40 16.7%
42 Alabama 14.3% 39 19.4%
42 Delaware 14.3% 49 0.0%
44 New York 12.7% 47 8.0%
45 New Mexico 10.0% 44 13.6%
45 South Dakota 10.0% 46 10.0%
47 Iowa 3.1% 43 14.7%
48 Wyoming 0.0% 45 12.5%
48 West Virginia 0.0% 48 4.6%
48 Washington, D.C. 0.0% 49 0.0%
48 North Dakota 0.0% 49 0.0%