11 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, starting with the most recent.

1. Moody's affirms Aurora Health Care's 'A2' rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A2" rating on Milwaukee, Wis.-based Aurora Health Care's $1.3 billion of rated debt.

2. Moody's affirms DCH Health System's 'A2' rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A2" rating on Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based DCH Health System's $28 million of rated debt. 

3. Moody's affirms The Christ Hospital's 'A3' rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A3" rating on Cincinnati-based The Christ Hospital's $324 million of rated debt. 

4. Moody's revises Lake Health's outlook to negative
Moody's Investors Service revised Painesville, Ohio-based Lake Health's outlook to negative. 

5. S&P revises Beaver Dam Community Hospital's outlook to stable
S&P Global Ratings revised Beaver Dam (Wis.) Community Hospital's outlook to stable from positive. 

6. S&P lowers Richmond Hospital Authority's rating to 'A-'
S&P Global Ratings lowered the rating to "A-" from "A" on Richmond (Ind.) Hospital Association's $90.2 million series 2015A fixed rate bonds issued on behalf of Richmond, Ind.-based Reid Health.

7. Moody's assigns 'Baa3' rating to Northern Hospital District of Surry County's bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned a "Baa3" rating to Mount Airy, N.C.-based Northern Hospital District of Surry County's proposed $16.6 million in healthcare facilities revenue refunding series 2017 bonds.

8. S&P assigns 'BBB-' rating to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's bonds
S&P Global Ratings assigned a "BBB-" rating to Valencia, Calif.-based Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's $110 million of series 2017 bonds. 

9. S&P assigns 'BBB-' rating to Columbus Regional Healthcare System's certificates
S&P Global Ratings assigned a "BBB-" rating to Columbus (Ga.) Regional Healthcare System's $105.2 million of series 2017 taxable revenue anticipation certificates.

10. Moody's assigns 'Baa3' rating to Orange Regional Medical Center's bonds
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Baa3" rating on Middletown, N.Y.-based Orange Regional Medical Center's proposed $249 million of series 2017 fixed rate bonds. 

11. Moody's affirms Southwest General Hospital's 'A2' rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed Middleburg, Ohio-based Southwest General Health Center's "A2" rating. 

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