7 recent hospital outlook and credit rating actions

The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations have taken place in the last week, beginning with the most recent.

1.Fitch affirms 'A-' rating on Winchester Hospital's bonds
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "A-" rating on Winchester (Mass.) Hospital's approximately $65.6 million of revenue bonds.

2. S&P upgrades rating on Lurie Children's Hospital's bonds to 'AA-'
S&P Global Ratings upgraded the long-term rating to "AA-" from "A+" on Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's series 2008A fixed-rate bonds and series 2008B fixed-rate bonds. 

3. Moody's assigns 'Baa2' rating to Children's Hospital Los Angeles' bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned a "Baa2" rating to Children's Hospital Los Angeles' $52.2 million of series 2017B revenue refunding bonds. 

4. Moody's assigns 'Baa2' rating to Eisenhower Medical Center's bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned a "Baa2" rating to Rancho Mirage, Calif.-based Eisenhower Medical Center's series 2017 revenue refunding bonds. 

5. Moody's affirms 'Baa2' rating on Exeter Hospital's bonds
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Baa2" on Exeter (N.H.) Hospital's revenue bonds, affecting approximately $23 million of debt.  

6. Moody's affirms 'A2' rating on University Hospitals' bonds
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A2" rating on Cleveland-based University Hospitals' $980 million of outstanding bonds. 

7. Moody's affirms 'Baa2' rating on Bethesda Health's bonds
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Baa2" rating on Boynton Beach, Fla.-based Bethesda Health's series 2010A fixed-rate bonds, affecting approximately $120 million of rated debt. 

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