My mother recently had an extended hospital stay. 

It made sense to me that the hospital she was cared for at: St. Michael’s Medical Center in Silverdale - was given an “A” rating by the Leapfrog Group.

St. Michael Medical Center - Silverdale
Credit St. Michael Medical Center via Facebook

Their website gives out hospital safety grades for medical centers all over America. 

The Leapfrog Group came up with letter grades - The "experts" came from a variety of places like Harvard, John Hopkins University School of Nursing, Stanford, UC Davis, Vanderbilt, and the CDC.

Each hospital is graded on how they deal with: 

  • Infections
  • Problems with surgery,
  • Safety problems like falls, collapsed lungs, and blood clots, 
  • What measures do they have in place to prevent errors, 
  • Training of the doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff.
  • How well they communicate with each other. 

There were 46 Washington hospitals were graded by Leapfrog.



13 Washington hospitals were given the coveted “A” grade.



12040 NE 128th Street

Kirkland, WA 98034-9917


Island Health (FKA Island Hospital)

1211 24th Street

Anacortes, WA 98221-2590


MultiCare Deaconess Hospital

800 W. Fifth Avenue

Spokane, WA 99204-2803


Overlake Hospital Medical Center

1035 116th Avenue NE

Bellevue, WA 98004-4604


PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

PeaceHealth Medical Center Vancouver WA
Credit PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center via Facebook

400 NE Mother Joseph Place

Vancouver, WA 98664-3200


PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center

1615 Delaware Street

Longview, WA 98632-2310


PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

2901 Squalicum Parkway

Bellingham, WA 98225-1851


St. Anthony Hospital

11567 Canterwood Boulevard NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335-5812


St. Francis Hospital

34515 Ninth Avenue S.

Federal Way, WA 98003-6799


St. Joseph Medical Center of Tacoma

1717 S. J Street

Tacoma, WA 98402-3004


St. Michael Medical Center

1800 NW Myhre Rd

Silverdale, WA 98383


Swedish Medical Center First Hill

Credit Providence Swedish
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747 Broadway

Seattle, WA 98122-4307


Virginia Mason Medical Center

1100 Ninth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101-2756


Other Graded Hospitals - East of the Cascades


Providence Holy Family Hospital (Received a “B” rating)

5633 N. Lidgerwood Street

Spokane, WA 99208-1224


Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center (Received a “B” rating)

101 W. Eighth Avenue

Spokane, WA 99204-2364


Providence St. Mary Medical Center (Received a “B” rating)

401 W. Poplar Street

Walla Walla, WA 99362


Trios Southridge Hospital (Received a “B” rating)

3810 Plaza Way
Kennewick, WA 99338


Central Washington Hospital (Received a “C” rating)

Credit Confluence Health (Wenatchee)
Credit Confluence Health (Wenatchee) via Facebook

1201 S. Miller Street

Wenatchee, WA 98801-1948


Kadlec Regional Medical Center (Received a “C” rating)

888 Swift Boulevard

Richland, WA 99352-3514


MultiCare Valley Hospital (Received a “C” rating)

12606 E Mission Ave

Spokane Valley, WA 99216


MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital (Received a “C” rating)

2811 Tieton Drive

Yakima, WA 98902-3761


Samaritan Hospital (Received a “C” rating)

801 E. Wheeler Road

Moses Lake, WA 98837-1899

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