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 Number of A Hospitals Number of Graded Hospitals Percent (%) of A Hospitals
1 Maine 11 18 61.1%
2 Massachusetts 32 62 51.6%
3 Virginia 30 62 48.4%
4 Florida 77 165 46.7%
5 New Jersey 29 66 43.9%
6 Illinois 50 116 43.1%
7 California 106 248 42.7%
8 Wisconsin 22 55 40.0%
9 North Carolina 30 77 39.0%
10 Colorado 15 41 36.6%
11 Tennessee 23 63 36.5%
12 Delaware 2 6 33.3%
12 Hawaii 3 9 33.3%
12 Minnesota 13 39 33.3%
12 Montana 3 9 33.3%
16 Michigan 24 78 30.8%
17 Texas 59 197 29.9%
18 Indiana 18 61 29.5%
19 Oregon 9 31 29.0%
20 Alabama 12 42 28.6%
20 South Dakota 2 7 28.6%
22 Nevada 5 18 27.8%
22 Ohio 30 108 27.8%
24 Georgia 19 69 27.5%
25 Idaho 3 11 27.3%
26 South Carolina 12 45 26.7%
27 Iowa 8 31 25.8%
28 Arizona 11 43 25.6%
28 Washington 11 43 25.6%
30 Rhode Island 2 8 25.0%
31 New Hampshire 3 13 23.1%
32 Kansas 6 28 21.4%
33 Kentucky 10 48 20.8%
34 New Mexico 3 15 20.0%
34 Wyoming 1 5 20.0%
36 Missouri 12 62 19.4%
37 Pennsylvania 23 127 18.1%
38 New York 25 139 18.0%
39 Vermont 1 6 16.7%
40 Louisiana 8 49 16.3%
41 Connecticut 4 26 15.4%
42 West Virginia 3 24 12.5%
43 Nebraska 2 17 11.8%
44 Oklahoma 4 36 11.1%
45 Utah 2 22 9.1%
46 Arkansas 2 28 7.1%
47 Mississippi 2 32 6.3%
48 Alaska 0 5 0.0%
48 District of Columbia 0 6 0.0%
48 North Dakota 0 6 0.0%