The trust that runs New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton has been deemed low risk in a new table that judges health trusts across the UK.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) released the list just weeks after New Cross was visited by its inspectors.
It has rated every trust in the country, placing them in groups ranging from band one – those considered the highest risk trusts – to band six, the lowest.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust was placed in band five.
Inspections from the CQC have a large bearing on a hospital’s rating – with New Cross’ failure to win the much-vaunted foundation trust status largely put down to a poor CQC inspection in 2012.
The trust was inspected earlier this month by a 20-strong team and the results are likely to be announced next year.
Other trusts in the region – Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust – were rated in band four, while Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust was in the lowest risk of band six.
New Cross has come under severe pressure in its A&E unit in the past year with record patient numbers through the doors.
A brand new £31m department will open in 2015 – while a £2.5m extension of the current A&E is due to be unveiled next month, adding 10 beds.
The full CQC table found 44 trusts with the most serious level of concern, including higher than expected death rates across their hospitals.
A total of 161 acute trusts across England were judged on more than 150 indicators, with 44 placed in band one.
Following the inspections, trusts will be given Ofsted-style school ratings of outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate.
The CQC’s chief inspector of hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, said: “Our intelligent monitoring helps to give us a good picture of risk within trusts, showing us where we need to focus our inspections.
“We aim to publish the results at regular intervals.
“They will provide the basis for constant contact with NHS hospitals and other NHS organisations, and may lead to inspections in response to particular issues,” Mr Richards added.