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Did your hospital get an A or an F? Hospitals with "F" grades are located in California, Washington, D.C, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New York and Tennessee.

The safety of Pennsylvania's hospitals has shown improvement over the course of 2017, making big strides in an updated report that earlier ranked the state in the nation's lower half.

The latest Hospital Safety Grades report released Tuesday by the Leapfrog Group demonstrates the large differences in patient safety between hospitals, even among those in the same state or region.

For more information about the Safety Grade, as well as individual hospital grades and state rankings, please visit and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.

Leapfrog's report card has become a go-to reference for educating the public, prodding poor-perfoming hospitals to improve and rewarding high-achievers. "UMC scored better than average in a majority of categories identified". "An "A" Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment", said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

"We often hear from patients who are grateful for the world-class healthcare they receive".

Howard County General Hospital: A "This rating is an affirmation of the work we are doing to deliver quality outcomes, patient safety and the best overall experience", Steven C. Snelgrove, president of Howard County General Hospital said. Virginia Mason Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center both got "A" grades.

News4 reached out to every hospital on the list. You can see the specific grades here for CT. A patient died at UMC this summer, and witnesses told The Washington Post he had been mistreated.

WellStar's Douglas and Paulding hospitals were two of just 14 hospitals in the state to receive an "A" ranking.

Lakeland Community Hospital Niles, Franciscan Health Michigan City, and Sturgis Hospital all earned B grades.

Three area hospitals - Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Englewood Community Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Hospital - retained their A grades in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report for fall 2017. Rhode Island had the most dramatic improvement, jumping from 50th in 2012 to No. 1 in the fall of 2017. The grades are calculated by patient-safety experts, peer-reviewed and available to everyone free of charge.

Johns Hopkins researchers report hospital errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

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