5 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. Fitch revises Marshall Medical Center's outlook to positive
Fitch Ratings revised Placerville, Calif.-based Marshall Medical Center's outlook to positive from stable.

2. S&P revises Hamilton Health Care System's outlook to positive
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised the outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the "A+" rating on Dalton, Ga.-based Hamilton Health Care System's series 2012A bonds.

3. Moody's affirms Holy Name Medical Center's 'Baa2' rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Baa2" rating on Teaneck, N.J.-based Holy Name Medical Center's $106.9 million of outstanding debt.

4. Fitch revises Blanchard Valley Health System's outlook to positive
Fitch Ratings revised Findlay, Ohio-based Blanchard Valley Health System's outlook to positive from stable.

5. S&P revises Mercy Health's outlook to stable from negative
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised Springfield, Mo.-based Mercy Health's outlook to stable from negative.

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