Where are Leapfrog's 10 'F' hospitals?

Three California hospitals and three New York hospitals made the list of the 10 nationwide to receive an "F" grade in The Leapfrog Group's spring safety rankings, released May 1.

Twice a year, the nonprofit healthcare watchdog organization publishes a letter grade for 3,000 hospitals on how well they prevent medical errors, accidents and infections. Among the 3,000 hospitals evaluated nationwide, fewer than 1 percent received an "F."

Overall, patient experience saw signs of improvement since the fall 2023 safety grades, and preventable healthcare-associated infections showed a sustained drop after unprecedented rates during the pandemic.

Here are this spring's 10 "F"-graded hospitals:


Mission Community Hospital (Panorama City)

Pacifica Hospital of the Valley (Sun Valley)
Providence St. Mary Medical Center (Apple Valley)



Halifax Health Medical Center-Port Orange



Southwest Medical Center (Liberal)



Regional West Medical Center (Scottsbluff)


New Mexico

University of New Mexico Hospital (Albuquerque)


New York

Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Elmira)

St Joseph's Hospital (Elmira)

Erie County Medical Center (Buffalo)

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