Where are Leapfrog's 18 straight-'A' hospitals?

Eighteen U.S. hospitals have received consecutive "A" safety grades since 2012, according to  The Leapfrog Group's fall safety grades, which were released Nov. 6. 

Since 2012, Leapfrog has assigned letter grades to nearly 3,000 acute-care general hospitals across the nation every fall and spring. The safety grades evaluate hospitals' performance on up to 22 patient safety measures from CMS, the Leapfrog Hospital survey and other supplemental sources. The safety grades are the only hospital ratings program solely based on hospitals' ability to protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Read more about Leapfrog's hospital safety grade methodology here

In the spring, 20 hospitals achieved 23 consecutive "A" grades; however, two hospitals lost their consecutive "A" streak: OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital earned a "B" and OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital (Delaware) earned a "C."

Here are the 18 hospitals that have achieved 24 consecutive "A" grades:


Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix) 


French Hospital Medical Center (San Luis Obispo) 

Kaiser Permanente Orange County-Anaheim Medical Center 


Rose Medical Center (Denver) 


AdventHealth Daytona Beach


Elmhurst Memorial Hospital 

University of Chicago Medical Center

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield) 


Beverly Hospital 

Saint Anne's Hospital (Fall River) 


University of Michigan Health (Ann Arbor) 


Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle (Columbus) 

North Carolina 

Rex Hospital (Raleigh) 


St. David's Medical Center (Austin) 


Inova Loudoun Hospital (Leesburg)

Sentara CarePlex Hospital (Hampton) 

Sentara Leigh Hospital (Norfolk) 


Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle) 

View Leapfrog's fall list of "F" hospitals here.

Editor's note: This article was updated Nov. 6 at 3:18 p.m. CT.

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