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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 spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Click here for a printable version.

Spring 2021 Ranking State % A Hospitals Fall 2020
Ranking
% A Hospitals
Fall 2020
1 Massachusetts 58.6% 4 56.9%
2 Idaho 58.3% 2 58.3%
3 Maine 56.3% 1 62.5%
4 Virginia 50.0% 6 52.9%
5 North Carolina 47.0% 7 51.9%
6 Oregon 46.9% 5 54.8%
Colorado 46.5% 9 47.6%
8 Utah 45.8% 11 45.8%
9 Pennsylvania 44.8% 10 47.1%
10 Michigan 44.3% 14 42.7%
11 Florida 42.5% 19 36.3%
12 Texas 40.3% 13 42.7%
13 Kansas 38.7% 27 32.3%
14 New Jersey 38.2% 17 37.3%
15 Tennessee 36.4% 24 33.3%
16 Maryland 34.9% 16 38.1%
17 Illinois 34.8% 23 33.7%
18 California 34.3% 20 35.9%
19 South Carolina  34% 22 34.0%
20 Vermont 33.3% 8 50.0%
20 Hawaii 33.3% 12 28.6%
20 Rhode Island 33.3% 31 28.6%
23 Arizona 32.6% 32 25.5%
24 Washington 31.9% 15 40.4%
25 Georgia 31.6% 26 32.4%
26 Louisiana 30.9% 30 29.1%
27 Ohio 30.4% 18 37.3%
28 Mississippi 29.7% 29 29.7%
29 Delaware 28.6% 3 57.1%
29 Wyoming 28.6% 28 31.8%
29  Connecticut 28.6% 24 33.3%
32 Missouri 25.4% 34 23.7%
33 Kentucky 24.0% 21 35.6%
34 Wisconsin 23.4% 33 24.1%
35 Indiana 21.4% 41 18.6%
36 Nevada 21.1% 38 21.1%
37 Alabama 20.4% 40 19.6%
38 Montana 20.0% 37 22.2%
38 Alaska 20.0% 49 0.0%
40 Oklahoma 17.1% 36 22.2%
41 Washington 16.7% 39 20.0%
42 Minnesota 15.4% 35 23.1%
42 New Hampshire 15.4% 44 15.4%
44 New Mexico 14.3% 42 16.7%
45 Nebraska 11.1% 47 5.9%
46 New York 10.7% 45 9.8%
47 Arkansas 10.3% 46 6.9%
48 West Virginia 9.5% 48 4.6%
49 Iowa 6.5% 43 16.1%
50 South Dakota 0.0% 49 0.0%
50 North Dakota 0.0% 49 0.0%