How Safe is Your Hospital?
 

Does your state make the grade? Hospitals across the country show great variation when it comes to patient safety. Here states are ranked based on the percentage of “A” hospitals they have compared to the total number of hospitals that operate in that state. Maryland is not ranked because hospitals are not required to publicly report their hospital safety data.

Learn more about the Hospital Safety Score.

Rank State Total #
Hospitals Scored
Total #
A Hospitals
% A
Hospitals
1 Vermont 6 5 83.3%
2 Maine 16 10 62.5%
2 Rhode Island 8 5 62.5%
4 Massachusetts 58 36 62.1%
5 Minnesota 38 21 55.3%
6 Idaho 11 6 54.5%
7 Wisconsin 48 26 54.2%
8 Nebraska 15 8 53.3%
9 South Dakota 6 3 50.0%
10 North Carolina 80 39 48.8%
11 Oregon 32 15 46.9%
12 New Hampshire 13 6 46.2%
13 Hawaii 9 4 44.4%
13 Virginia 63 28 44.4%
15 Illinois 115 50 43.5%
16 Ohio 107 44 41.1%
17 Kansas 32 13 40.6%
18 Delaware 5 2 40.0%
19 Colorado 40 15 37.5%
19 Tennessee 64 24 37.5%
21 South Carolina 49 17 34.7%
22 New Jersey 67 23 34.3%
23 Mississippi 36 12 33.3%
23 North Dakota 6 2 33.3%
25 Texas 208 68 32.7%
26 Michigan 80 26 32.5%
27 Indiana 60 18 30.0%
28 Iowa 31 9 29.0%
29 Louisiana 51 14 27.5%
30 Utah 22 6 27.3%
30 Washington 44 12 27.3%
32 Oklahoma 37 10 27.0%
33 Pennsylvania 132 33 25.0%
34 Florida 168 41 24.4%
35 Georgia 70 17 24.3%
36 Missouri 60 14 23.3%
37 California 256 59 23.0%
38 Alabama 50 11 22.0%
39 Arizona 46 10 21.7%
40 Kentucky 52 11 21.2%
41 Connecticut 25 4 16.0%
42 West Virginia 25 3 12.0%
43 Montana 9 1 11.1%
44 New York 143 14 9.8%
45 New Mexico 15 1 6.7%
46 Nevada 19 1 5.3%
47 Arkansas 27 1 3.7%
48 Alaska 5 0 0.0%
48 District of Columbia 6 0 0.0%
48 Wyoming 6 0 0.0%