42 hospitals make Leapfrog's 'straight-A' list for safety

Since spring 2012, the Leapfrog Group has assigned letter grades to hospitals twice a year based on their patient safety performance. Forty-two hospitals have earned an A in every update, including the fall 2018 update released Nov. 8.

These 42 straight-A hospitals have maintained the highest possible grade 14 consecutive times. Here is a list of the hospitals by state:


Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix)


French Hospital Medical Center (San Luis Obispo)

Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Orange County-Anaheim

Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Santa Rosa

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center (San Luis Obispo)

Twin Cities Community Hospital (Templeton)


Rose Medical Center (Denver)


Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (Daytona Beach)

Memorial Hospital Miramar


Gordon Hospital (Calhoun)


Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield)

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center (Bloomington)

OSF St. Mary Medical Center (Galesburg)

Rush Copley Medical Center (Aurora)

University of Chicago Medicine


Minden Medical Center


Addison Gilbert Hospital (Gloucester)

Berkshire Medical Center (Pittsfield)

Beverly Hospital

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (Boston)

Cape Cod Hospital (Hyannis)

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

St. Anne's Hospital (Fall River)


Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital (Commerce Township)

Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor)


Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle (Columbus)

North Carolina

Rex Hospital (Raleigh)

New Jersey

St. Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston)


Dublin Methodist Hospital

Grady Memorial Hospital (Delaware)

St. John Medical Center (Westlake)


Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

St. David's Medical Center (Austin)


Carilion New River Valley Medical Center (Christiansburg)

Inova Loudoun Hospital (Leesburg)

Sentara CarePlex Hospital (Hampton)

Sentara Leigh Hospital (Norfolk)

Sentara Obici Hospital (Suffolk)

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital (Virginia Beach)

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center


Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle)

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