7 latest hospital credit rating downgrades

The following seven hospital and health system credit rating downgrades occurred since Dec. 1. They are listed below in alphabetical order.

1. Altru Health System (Grand Forks, N.D.) — from "A-" to "BBB" (Fitch Ratings)

2. Excela Health (Greensburg, Pa.) — from "A3" to "Baa1" (Moody's Investors Service)

3. Hospital Sisters Health System (Springfield, Ill.) — from "AA-" to "A+" (S&P Global Ratings)

4. Regional West Health Services (Scottsbluff, Neb.) — from "BBB" to "BB+" (Fitch Ratings)

5. Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Lumberton, N.C.) — from "A-" to "BBB+" (Fitch Ratings)

6. Tower Health (West Reading, Pa.) — from "A" to "BBB" (Fitch Ratings)

7. Winkler County Memorial Hospital (Kermit, Texas) — from "AA" to "BB+" (S&P Global Ratings)

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