States ranked by percentage of Leapfrog 'A' hospitals

Oregon has the most hospitals with an "A" safety grade from The Leapfrog Group, according to the organization's spring 2019 update.

Twice a year, Leapfrog assesses more than 2,600 acute care hospitals nationwide for patient safety performance using 28 quality measures compiled by the Leapfrog Group, CMS, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the CDC, and the American Hospital Association.

Here is a list of states Leapfrog ranked by their proportion of "A" hospitals in spring 2019. Note: The list includes ties and results in a numerical listing of 47.

1. Oregon — 58.1 percent of hospitals received an "A" grade
2. Virginia — 53 percent
3. Maine — 50 percent
4. Massachusetts — 48.3 percent
5. Utah — 48 percent
6. New Jersey — 45.6 percent
7. Rhode Island — 42.9 percent
8. Ohio — 42.2 percent
9. Texas — 41.4 percent
10. Colorado — 41 percent
11. Louisiana — 40.7 percent
12. South Carolina — 40 percent
12. Idaho — 40 percent
14. Illinois — 38.2 percent
15. Georgia — 35.5 percent
16. Wisconsin — 35.2 percent
17. Florida — 35.1 percent
18. Pennsylvania — 34.4 percent
19. North Carolina — 34.2 percent
20. California — 34 percent
21. Hawaii — 33.3 percent
22. Michigan — 32.1 percent
23. Tennessee — 31.3 percent
24. Nevada — 30 percent
25. Washington — 29.6 percent
26. Oklahoma — 29 percent
27. Kansas — 26.7 percent
28. Missouri — 25.9 percent
29. Mississippi — 25.7 percent
30. Montana — 25 percent
30. Maryland — 25 percent
32. New Hampshire — 23.1 percent
33. Kentucky — 21.2 percent
34. Arizona — 20 percent
35. New Mexico — 20 percent
36. Indiana — 18.3 percent
37. Minnesota — 17.1 percent
38. Vermont — 16.7 percent
39. Alabama — 16.3 percent
40. Connecticut — 16 percent
41. South Dakota — 10 percent
42. Iowa — 9.1 percent
43. New York — 7.5 percent
44. Nebraska — 7.1 percent
45. Arkansas — 6.9 percent
46. West Virginia — 4.4 percent
47. Wyoming — 0 percent
47. Alaska — 0 percent
47. Delaware — 0 percent
47. North Dakota — 0 percent

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