12 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. Fitch upgrades Tampa General Hospital’s bond rating
Fitch Ratings upgraded the rating on Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital's bonds from "A-" to "A".

2. Moody’s rates North Memorial Health Care’s bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned a "Baa1" rating to Robbinsdale, Minn.-based North Memorial Health Care's series 2015 fixed rate bonds.

3. Fitch affirms Wright Memorial Hospital's bonds
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "BBB-" rating on Trenton, Mo.-based Wright Memorial Hospital's series 2009 health facilities revenue bonds.

4. Moody's affirms Novant Health's bond ratings
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A1" rating assigned to Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health's bonds.

5. Moody's revises Anderson Hospital's outlook to positive
Moody's Investors Service revised its outlook on Maryville, Ill.-based Anderson Hospital to positive from stable.

6. S&P rates Houston Methodist Hospital's bonds
S&P assigned an "AA" long-term rating to $300 million of fixed rate series 2015 hospital revenue bonds issued on behalf of Methodist Hospital, which does business as Houston Methodist Hospital.

7. Moody's affirms Georgetown Hospital System's bond rating: 4 things to know
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A3" rating assigned to Georgetown (S.C.) Hospital System's bonds issued through the South Carolina Jobs and Economic Development Authority.

8. Moody's affirms AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's bond rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A1" rating on Pomona, N.J.-based AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's bonds.

9. S&P lowers Hunt Memorial Hospital District's bond rating
S&P lowered its underlying rating on Greenville, Texas-based Hunt Memorial Hospital District's $4.6 million of series 1998 hospital variable-rate revenue bonds to "BBB+" from "A-."

10. S&P revises Hackensack University Medical Center's outlook to positive
S&P upgraded Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center's outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the hospital's "A-" long-term rating and "A-" underlying rating.

11. Moody's revises St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center's outlook to stable
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Ba2" rating on Syracuse, N.Y.-based St. Joseph's Hospital Center's bonds.

12. Moody's rates Wood County Hospital System's bonds
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Baa2" rating assigned to approximately $53.8 million of Ohio-based Wood County Hospital Association's series 2012 fixed rate revenue bonds.

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