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 graded hospitals on the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. State rankings from the previous grading cycle, Fall 2018, are also displayed.

 

Rank State % A
Hospitals
Fall 2018
Ranking
% A Hospitals
Fall 2018
1 Oregon 58.06% 2 54.55%
2 Virginia 53.03% 3 51.52%
3 Maine 50.00% 10 40.00%
4 Massachusetts 48.28% 4 44.07%
5 Utah 48.00% 15 36.00%
6 New Jersey 45.59% 1 56.72%
7 Rhode Island 42.86% 7 42.86%
8 Ohio 42.20% 8 42.73%
9 Texas 41.43% 5 43.06%
10 Colorado 41.03% 9 41.46%
11 Louisiana 40.74% 12 39.22%
12 South Carolina 40.00% 26 30.43%
12 Idaho 40.00% 27 30.00%
14 Illinois 38.18% 13 39.09%
15 Georgia 35.53% 17 34.67%
16 Wisconsin 35.19% 22 32.73%
17 Florida  35.09% 19 33.91%
18 Pennsylvania 34.38% 14 37.88%
19 North Carolina 34.18% 6 43.04%
20 California 33.98% 23 32.42%
21 Hawaii 33.33% 20 33.33%
22 Michigan 32.10% 11 39.51%
23 Tennessee 31.25% 35 23.08%
24 Nevada 30.00% 16 35.00%
25 Washington 29.55% 32 24.44%
26 Oklahoma 28.95% 29 25.64%
27 Kansas 26.67% 24 32.26%
28 Missouri 25.86% 34 23.33%
29 Mississippi 25.71% 18 34.29%
30 Montana 25.00% 20 33.33%
30 Maryland 25.00% 38 20.00%
32 New Hampshire 23.08% 25 30.77%
33 Kentucky 21.15% 33 23.53%
34 Arizona 20.00% 37 21.74%
35 New Mexico 20.00% 42 14.29%
36 Indiana 18.33% 36 22.58%
37 Minnesota 17.14% 30 25.00%
38 Vermont 16.67% 40 16.67%
39 Alabama 16.28% 39 18.87%
40 Connecticut 16.00% 47 8.00%
41 South Dakota 10.00% 43 10.00%
42 Iowa 9.09% 45 9.09%
43 New York 7.53% 46 8.28%
44 Nebraska 7.14% 48 6.67%
45 Arkansas 6.90% 43 10.00%
46 West Virginia  4.35% 40 16.67%
47 Wyoming 0.00% 28 29.57%
47 Alaska 0.00% 30 25.00
47 Washington, D.C. 0.00% 49 0.00%
47 Delaware 0.00% 49 0.00%
47 North Dakota 0.00% 49 0.00%