New rankings of hospital safety by the Leapfrog Group outline sharp differences between CT’s hospitals. St. Francis and Backus earned an A grade. However Charlotte Hungerford received a D and Windham received an F. CT hospitals underperformed compared to surrounding states. MA and RI have no hospitals with D or F grades. 70% of MA hospitals earned an A as did 19% in NY and 33% in RI – compared to only 8% of CT hospitals. Every day over 200 Americans die in a hospital due to a medical error. CT’s overall performance is mixed compared to other states, and nationally hospitals are making some progress in reducing infections, but more work needs to be done.