12 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions


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The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes or affirmations occurred in the last week, beginning with the most recent:

1. S&P assigns ‘AA+’ rating to OhioHealth‘s bonds
S&P Global Ratings assigned its “AA+” long-term rating to Columbus-based OhioHealth’s $125 million series 2018A and $50 million series 2018B. Concurrently, S&P assigned its “AA+/A-1+” dual rating to the health system’s $37.5 million series 2018C and $37.5 million series 2018D.

2. S&P assigns ‘AA-‘ long-term rating to Atrium Health‘s bonds
S&P Global Ratings assigned its “AA-” long-term rating to Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health’s series 2018A-E bonds. Concurrently, S&P affirmed its “AA-” underlying rating on the health system’s existing bonds.

3. S&P revises Mercy Health Services‘ outlook to positive
S&P Global Ratings revised Baltimore-based Mercy Health Services outlook to positive from stable.

4. Fitch assigns ‘BBB+’ issuer rating to ProMedica
Fitch Ratings assigned its “BBB+” issuer default rating to Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica. Concurrently, Fitch assigned its “BBB+” long term rating to ProMedica’s $300 million series 2018A bonds and $1.15 billion series 2018B taxable bonds.

5. Fitch upgrades St. Francis Healthcare System to ‘AA’
Fitch Ratings upgraded Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based St. Francis Healthcare System’s rating to “AA” from “AA-,” affecting $139.3 million of debt. Concurrently, Fitch assigned the health system its “AA” issuer default rating.

6. S&P downgrades South Georgia Medical Center‘s rating to ‘BBB+,’ assigns negative outlook
S&P Global Ratings downgraded its long-term rating on Valdosta, Ga.-based South Georgia Medical Center’s certificates to “BBB+” from “A-.”

7. Fitch assigns ‘A’ rating to Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare‘s bonds
Fitch Ratings assigned its “A” rating to Naperville, Ill.-based Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare’s series 2018 bonds, affecting about $249.74 million of debt. Concurrently, Fitch affirmed its “A” issuer default and revenue bond ratings.

8. S&P revises PeaceHealth‘s outlook to positive for improved operations
S&P Global Ratings affirmed its “A” long-term and underlying rating on Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth and assigned its “A” rating to the health system’s series 2018A bonds. Concurrently, the outlook was revised to positive from stable.

9. S&P revises SSM Healthcare‘s outlook to stable
S&P Global Ratings affirmed its “A+” long-term and underlying rating on St. Louis-based SSM Health. Concurrently, the outlook was revised to stable from negative.

10. S&P downgrades Crawford Memorial Hospital‘s rating to ‘BBB’
S&P Global Ratings downgraded Robinson, Ill.-based Crawford Memorial Hospital’s long-term and underlying rating to “BBB” from “A.”

11. S&P downgrades Lexington Medical Center to ‘A’ after error correction
S&P Global Ratings downgraded West Columbia, S.C.-based Lexington Medical Center’s series 2011, 2016 and 2017 revenue bonds to “A” from “A+.

12. S&P assigns ‘AA-‘ rating to Parkview Regional Medical Center
S&P Global Ratings assigned its “AA-” rating to Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Parkview Regional Medical Center’s series 2018 and 2019A bonds, affecting about $162 million of debt.

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