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Hospital grades decline in Arizona as state rankings improve

May 29, 2019, 4:20 AM
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(Facebook Photo/University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix)
(Facebook Photo/University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix)

PHOENIX — The percentage of highly-graded hospitals in Arizona went down from the fall of 2018, but Arizona’s rank nationally improved in a new study.

Arizona leaped from No. 37 to No. 34 in the latest state rankings by HospitalSafetyGrade.com.

According to the study, 20% of Arizona’s hospitals received an A grade from the rankings website.

The percentage was a decline from the rankings released in the fall of 2018 that gave 21.74% of Arizona’s hospitals an A grade.

The latest rankings for the spring of 2019 had Arizona tied with New Mexico at No. 34 with both states coming in at 20%.

Arizona passed Alaska, Wyoming, Minnesota and Indiana in the rankings while Maryland improved from 20% to 25% and was the only state to pass Arizona.

Oregon was the top ranked state in the nation at 58.06%. Virginia and Maine rounded out the top three and were the only states to have more than 50% of hospitals receive A’s.

Four states – Wyoming, Alaska, Delaware, North Dakota and Washington, D.C. – had 0% of hospitals receive an A grade.

 

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