Virginia is Second in the Nation in Spring 2024 Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade Ranking

May 7, 2024

The Spring 2024 Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grades have Virginia Ranked Second Among all States with More than 56 Percent of Virginia Hospitals Earning “A” Grades

RICHMOND, VAVirginia has again been recognized as one of the top states in the nation for patient safety in hospitals, sitting second overall in the Spring 2024 Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade state rankings. The Leapfrog Group state rankings are based on the share of hospitals in each state that earn “A” grades. In all, 40 of 72 (56.3 percent) of the Virginia-based hospitals graded earned top marks in the 2024 Spring evaluation period.

“Delivering high-quality, safe, and compassionate care is a top priority for Virginia hospitals,” said VCU Health Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President Michael Elliott, Chair of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) Board of Directors. “The trend of positive results in the bi-annual Leapfrog Group scores indicate that hospitals across the Commonwealth – from Northern Virginia to Southwest Virginia, Southside Virginia to Central Virginia, the Northern Neck, Hampton Roads, and the Shenandoah Valley – have invested time, energy, and resources to create strong patient safety and quality cultures. We celebrate this outcome and strengthen our resolve to continue the hospital quality improvement journey.”

In addition to the Spring 2024 Leapfrog grading period, Virginia was also ranked second overall in the Fall 2023 rankings, the Fall 2022 rankings, and the Spring 2022 rankings. The Commonwealth has consistently been a high-achieving state in the bi-annual rankings. This includes rankings of first overall in the Fall 2021 rating period, fourth in Spring 2021, sixth in Fall 2020, third in Fall 2019, second in Spring 2019, third in Fall 2018, and fifth in Spring 2018.

In addition to Leapfrog safety scores, eight Virginia hospitals were recently recognized on the Healthgrades list of America’s 250 Best Hospitals. Hospitals on the list include Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Chippenham Hospital (HCA Virginia)*, Inova Alexandria Hospital*, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Inova Loudoun Hospital* (an asterisk “*” denotes hospitals on the America’s 100 Best Hospitals list). The hospitals on the America’s 100 and 250 Best Hospitals lists are among the top 2 percent and top 5 percent in the nation for overall clinical excellence, respectively.

“The Spring 2024 Leapfrog Group rankings, as well as the Healthgrades recognition, are a reflection of the many positive contributions Virginia hospitals make to support public health and well-being for people and families in the communities they serve,” added VHHA President and CEO Sean T. Connaughton.

The Hospital Safety Grade program assigns letter grades to nearly 3,000 general acute care hospitals across the nation based on patient safety data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Group, and other sources. In the latest rankings, 70 VHHA-member hospitals were among the 72 Virginia hospitals graded. Forty VHHA-member hospitals received an “A” grade, placing the Commonwealth second among states in the nation. The list of current “A” rated Virginia hospitals includes these hospitals (an asterisk “*” denotes hospitals that have earned straight “A” grades since 2012):

  • Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center
  • Bon Secours Southampton Medical Center
  • Buchanan General Hospital
  • Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
  • Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital
  • Centra Southside Community Hospital
  • Clinch Valley Medical Center (Lifepoint Health)
  • Fauquier Health (Lifepoint Health)
  • Henrico Doctors’ Hospital (HCA Virginia)
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital*
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
  • LewisGale Hospital Alleghany (HCA Virginia)
  • LewisGale Hospital Montgomery (HCA Virginia)
  • LewisGale Hospital Pulaski (HCA Virginia)
  • Parham Doctors’ Hospital (HCA Virginia)
  • Reston Hospital Center (HCA Virginia)
  • Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg
  • Riverside Regional Medical Center
  • Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
  • Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
  • Sentara CarePlex Hospital*
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital*
  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
  • Sovah Health – Danville (Lifepoint Health)
  • StoneSprings Hospital Center (HCA Virginia)
  • TriCities Hospital (HCA Virginia)
  • Twin County Regional Healthcare (Lifepoint Health)
  • UVA Medical Center
  • UVA Culpeper Medical Center
  • UVA Haymarket Medical Center
  • UVA Prince William Medical Center
  • VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital
  • VHC Health
  • Warren Memorial Hospital (Valley Health)
  • Winchester Medical Center (Valley Health)

About VHHA: The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is an alliance of 111 hospitals and 26 health delivery systems that develops and advocates for sound health care policy in the Commonwealth. Its mission is to achieve excellence in both health care and health to make Virginia the healthiest state in the nation. Its vision is through collaboration with members and stakeholders, to ensure the sustainability of Virginia’s health care system, transform the delivery of care to promote lower costs and high value across the continuum of care, and to improve health for all Virginians. Connect with VHHA through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube.