7 Hospitals and Health Systems Receive Credit Downgrades in Past Month

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Seven hospitals and health systems have received credit downgrades in the past 30 days, according to a report by HFA Partners.

The hospitals receiving the credit downgrades include:

•    Anderson Hospital (Maryville, Ill.) — from Baa2 to Baa3 (Moody's)
•    Dickinson County Healthcare System (Iron Mountain, Mich.) — from Baa3 to Ba1 (Moody's)
•    Lower Bucks Hospital (Bristol, Pa.) — from Ca to C (Moody's)
•    MetroHealth System (Cleveland) — from A2 to A3 (Moody's)
•    Palomar Pomerado Health (Escondido, Calif.) — from AA to A+ (Fitch)
•    Swedish Covenant Hospital (Kerrville, Texas) — from BBB to BBB- (Fitch)
•    West Penn Allegheny Health System (Pittsburgh) — from BB- to B+ (Fitch)

In the same month-long span, one hospital received a credit upgrade from Moody's. Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay, Wis., had its bond rating go to A2 from A3.

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