10 Best & Worst States for Safe Hospitals

The Leapfrog Group ranked states by the percentage of hospitals that received an "A" grade — the highest possible from The Leapfrog Group — for patient safety.

Here are 10 states with the largest percentage of hospitals rated "A" by The Leapfrog Group" and 10 states with smallest percentage.


Note: Maryland was not ranked because they are not required to publicly report their hospital safety data, according to The Leapfrog Group.


States with largest percentage of hospitals rated "A"
1. Maine — 80 percent
2. Massachusetts — 70 percent
3. Minnesota — 46 percent
4. Virginia — 44 percent
5. Illinois — 42 percent
6. New Jersey — 40 percent
7. Michigan — 40 percent
8. Colorado — 38 percent
9. Montana — 38 percent
10. Florida — 37 percent

States with smallest percentage of hospitals rated "A"

1. New Mexico — 7 percent
2. West Virginia — 8 percent
3. Oregon — 10 percent
4. Kansas — 10 percent
5. Nevada — 10 percent
6. Idaho — 10 percent
7. Oklahoma — 11 percent
8. Rhode Island — 11 percent
9. Utah — 12 percent
10. South Dakota — 13 percent

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