10 recent hospital outlook and credit rating actions

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

1. S&P assigns 'AA-/A-1+' rating to University of Colorado Health Authority's bonds
S&P Global Ratings assigned an "AA-/A-1+" rating to Denver-based University of Colorado Health Authority's series 2017B revenue bonds. 

2. Fitch affirms 'A+' rating on Children's National Medical Center's bonds
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "A+" rating on Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Medical Center's $369.3 million of series 2015 refunding revenue bonds.

3. Moody's revises St. John Health System's outlook to negative
Moody's Investors Services revised Tulsa, Okla.-based St. John Health System's outlook to negative from stable.

4. Moody's downgrades Capital Region Medical Center's rating to 'Baa1'
Moody's Investors Services revised Jefferson City, Mo.-based Capital Region Medical Center's rating to "Baa1" from "A3," affecting approximately $25.8 million of series 2011 fixed-rate revenue bonds.

5. Moody's revises Tampa Bay General Hospital's outlook to stable
Moody's Investors Service revised Tampa Bay (Fla.) General Hospital's outlook to stable from positive.

6. S&P revises Vernon Memorial Hospital's outlook to negative
S&P Global Ratings revised Viroqua, Wis.-based Vernon Memorial Hospital's outlook to negative.

7. Moody's affirms 'Aa3' rating on Methodist Health System's debt
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Aa3" rating on Dallas-based Methodist Health System's $354 million of rated debt.

8. Moody's affirms 'Ba3' rating on Antelope Valley Healthcare District's debt
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Ba3" rating on Lancaster, Calif.-based Antelope Valley Healthcare District's $126 million of rated debt.

9. S&P assigns 'AA-' rating to Oregon Health and Science University's bonds
S&P Global Ratings assigned an "AA-" rating to Portland-based Oregon Health and Science University's $61.6 million of series 2017A bonds.

10. S&P raises rating on Advocate Health Care Network's bonds to 'AA+'
S&P Global Ratings raised the rating on Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care Network's various series of fixed-rate tax-exempt bonds to "AA+" from "AA."

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