12 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. S&P assigns 'AA-' rating to Hospital Sisters Health System's bonds
S&P Global Ratings assigned an "AA-" long-term rating to Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System's series 2016 bonds.

2. S&P assigns 'AA-' rating to Baptist Health South Florida's notes
S&P Global Ratings assigned an "AA-" long-term rating to Coral Gables-based Baptist Health South Florida's $250 million of series 2017 taxable notes.

3. Moody's affirms University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics Authority's 'Aa3' rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Aa3" rating on Madison-based University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' $294 million of rated debt. 

4. Moody's assigns 'A3' rating to Houston Healthcare's bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned an "A3" rating to Warner Robins, Ga.-based Houston Healthcare's $16 million of series 2016A and $57 million of series 2016B bonds.

5. Moody's affirms Wyoming Medical Center's 'A3' rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A3" rating on Casper-based Wyoming Medical Center's $18 million of debt. 

6. Moody's revises MedStar Health's outlook to stable
Moody's Investors Service revised Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health's outlook to stable from positive. 

7. S&P lowers Fremont-Rideout Health Group's rating to 'BBB-'
S&P Global Ratings lowered the rating to "BBB-" from "BBB" on Marysville, Calif.-based Fremont-Rideout Health Group's series 2003A, 2011 and 2006A bonds. 

8. S&P raises Hardin Memorial Hospital's rating to 'A-'
S&P Global Ratings raised the rating to "A-" from "BBB" on Elizabethtown, Ky.-based Hardin Memorial Hospital's series 2013 bonds. 

9. S&P revises Denver Health and Hospital Authority's outlook to negative
S&P Global Ratings revised Denver Health and Hospital Authority's outlook to negative from stable. 

10. Moody's affirms Allina Health's 'Aa3' ratings
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Aa3" ratings on Minneapolis-based Allina Health's $837 million of outstanding bonds. 

11. Moody's revises Butler Health System's outlook to positive
Moody's Investors Service revised Butler (Pa.) Health System's outlook to positive from stable. 

12. Moody's assigns 'Baa1' rating to Kimble County Hospital District's bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned an initial "Baa1" rating to Junction, Texas-based Kimble County Hospital District's series 2016 bonds.

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