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2023 Maryland Hospital Safety Ratings Released

In the spring of 2023, The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit healthcare watchdog, released hospital safety grades for 35 hospitals in Maryland, with several receiving top marks for patient safety.

Nationwide, the average risk of deadly infections remains high, with rates of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, central line-associated bloodstream infections, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections increasing when compared to pre-pandemic measures.

The report also noted a decline in patient experience measures, such as communication from doctors. The Leapfrog Group warns that these findings should serve as a wake-up call for hospitals to recommit to patient safety and build more resilience, as infections like these can be life-threatening for some patients.

There are six hospitals in Maryland that received an A grade, while 13 hospitals received a B grade, 14 hospitals received a C grade, and only two hospitals received a D grade. Fortunately, no hospitals in the state received an F grade.


Here are the ratings, per the Leapfrog report:


  • University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  • Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center, Silver Spring
  • Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis
  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore
  • MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore



  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore
  • Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore
  • Suburban Hospital, Bethesda
  • MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore
  • MedStar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore
  • CalvertHealth Medical Center, Prince Frederick
  • Northwest Hospital, Randallstown
  • UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie
  • Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center, Lanham
  • Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center, Fort Washington
  • Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, Germantown



  • Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring
  • UM Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace
  • Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore
  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, Olney
  • ChristianaCare – Union Hospital, Elkton
  • Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster
  • University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata
  • University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, Baltimore
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson
  • Howard County General Hospital, Columbia
  • University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake
  • Medical Center, Bel Air
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Clinton
  • Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, Rockville


  • University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, Upper Marlboro
  • Frederick Health Hospital, Frederick


  • None

Reference: The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grading

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