10 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, beginning with the most recent.

1. Fitch affirms 'AA-' rating on Bryan Health's bonds
Fitch Ratings affirmed its "AA-" rating on Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Health's series 2008A, 2008B-1, 2008B-2 and 2008C revenue bonds, affecting a total of $78.5 million of debt.   

2. Fitch assigns 'AA' rating to Children's Health System of Texas's bonds
Fitch Ratings assigned its "AA" rating to Dallas-based Children's Health System of Texas' proposed $327.66 million series 2017A revenue bonds and $25.32 million series 2017A taxable bonds.  

3. Moody's affirms 'Aa3' on Yale New Haven Health
Moody's Investors Service affirmed its "Aa3" rating on Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health, affecting $1.1 billion of outstanding debt.

4. S&P assigns 'A' to Overlake Hospital Medical Center
S&P Global Ratings assigned its "A" rating to Bellevue, Wash.-based Overlake Hospital Medical Center's proposed $94.2 million series 2017A and $84.7 million series 2017B revenue bonds.

5. Moody's assigns 'A3' to Washington Regional Medical Center
Moody's Investors Service assigned its "A3" rating to Fayetteville, Ark.-based Washington Regional Medical Center's proposed $30.7 million series 2017 revenue bonds. 

6. Moody's assigns 'Aa2' to Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Moody's Investors Service assigned its "Aa2" rating to Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare's proposed $525 million series 2017A and $162 million series 2017B bonds.

7. Moody's assigns 'Baa2' to Boston Medical Center's bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned its "Baa2" rating to Boston Medical Center's proposed $50 million series 2017F and $100 million proposed taxable series 2017 bonds. 

8. Fitch downgrades University of Maryland Medical System to 'A-'
Fitch Ratings downgraded Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System's outstanding bonds to "A-" from "A." 

9. Fitch affirms 'A+' rating on Heritage Valley Health System
Fitch Ratings affirmed its "A+" rating on Beaver, Pa.-based Heritage Valley Health System's series 2012 revenue bonds, affecting $51.6 million of debt.  

10. Fitch assigns 'A+' rating to Lexington Medical Center
Fitch Ratings assigned its "A+" rating to Lexington (S.C.) Medical Center's proposed $142.2 million series 2017A bonds.  

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