10 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.

1. Moody's upgrades Community Health Network's outlook
Moody's Investors Service upgraded Indianapolis-based Community Health Network's outlook to positive from stable.

2. Moody's affirms Baptist Health South Florida's rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Aa2" ratings assigned to Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida's bonds and taxable notes as well as the "P-1" rating assigned to BHSF's Taxable Commercial Paper Program.

3. Moody's rates North Shore-LIJ's bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned an "A3" rating to Great Neck, N.Y.-based North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System's proposed series 2015A revenue bonds to be issued through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.

4. Moody's assigns rating to Presbyterian Healthcare Services' bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned an "Aa3" rating to Albuquerque, N.M.-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services' proposed $223 million of series 2015A fixed rate revenue bonds.

5. Fitch affirms Children's Hospital of Orange County's bond rating
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "A" rating on Orange, Calif.-based Children's Hospital of Orange County's outstanding debt.

6. Moody's upgrades Washington Township Health Care District's outlook to stable
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Aa3" rating assigned to approximately $206 million of Fremont, Calif.-based Washington Township Health Care District's general obligation bonds and revised the hospital district's outlook to stable from negative.

7. Fitch affirms Centegra Health System and Affiliates' bond rating
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "BBB" rating assigned to $134.7 million of series 2014A and $190.4 million of series 2012 outstanding revenue bonds issued on behalf of Crystal Lake, Ill.-based Centegra Health System and Affiliates.

8. Moody's upgrades Albert Einstein Healthcare's outlook to stable
Moody's Investors Service assigned a "Baa2" rating to Philadelphia-based Albert Einstein Healthcare Network's $445 million of proposed series 2015A fixed rate tax-exempt bonds and revised the network's outlook to stable from negative.

9. Moody's affirms Good Samaritan Hospital's bond rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "B1" bond rating assigned to the series 1991 fixed rate revenue bonds issued on behalf of Good Samaritan Hospital — a nonprofit, community hospital providing tertiary services located in downtown Los Angeles.

10. Moody's assigns 'A2' rating to HealthPartners' bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned "A2" ratings to Bloomington, Minn.-based HealthPartners' proposed $290 million of series 2015A tax-exempt fixed rate revenue refunding bonds and $195 million of series 2015B taxable fixed rate revenue refunding bonds.

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