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NC Ranks First in Percent of Top Hospital Safety Grades

May 10, 2022

According to The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital spring 2022 Safety Grades released this week, North Carolina has the highest percentage of hospitals in the United States with a Safety Grade of A or B, keeping patients safe from harm. North Carolina Business Group on Health is working with Leapfrog as a Regional Leader to ensure hospitals in our state make patient safety a top priority.

The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade assigned a grade to nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals on their ability to protect patients from medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.  85% of North Carolina’s hospitals rated an A or B. The latest grades provide a look at the impact of COVID-19 on patient safety, including a decline in patient experience. Find your hospital’s grade at