7 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. Moody's revises Henry Ford Health System's outlook to stable, affirms bond rating: 5 things to know
Moody's Investors Service affirmed Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System's "A3" bond rating and revised the system's outlook to stable from negative.

2. Moody's revises UC Health's outlook to positive: 4 things to know
Moody's Investors Service affirmed Cincinnati-based UC Health's "A3" issuer and bond rating and revised the system's outlook to positive from stable.

3. Moody's affirms Valley Children's Hospital's bond rating: 4 things to know
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A1" rating assigned to Madera, Calif.-based Valley Children's Hospital's revenue bonds, affecting approximately $147 million of debt.

4. Fitch upgrades Children's National Medical Center's outstanding debt: 4 things to know
Fitch Ratings  assigned an "A+" rating to approximately $386 million of series 2015 revenue bonds issued on behalf of Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Medical Center and upgraded the rating on CNMC's outstanding debt to "A+" from "A."

5. Moody's revises Ochsner Clinic Foundation's outlook to positive
Moody's Investors Service assigned a "Baa1" bond rating to New Orleans-based Ochsner Clinic Foundation's proposed $269.5 million of series 2015 tax-exempt bonds and $252.5 million of series 2015 taxable fixed rate revenue bonds and revised its outlook to positive from stable.

6. Moody's rates University of Vermont Health Network's bonds: 4 things to know
Moody's Investors Service assigned an "A3" rating to Burlington-based University of Vermont Health Network's proposed $100 million of series 2015B hospital revenue bonds.

7. Moody's rates Children's National Medical Center's bonds: 4 things to know
Moody's Investors Service assigned an "A1" initial rating to Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Medical Center's proposed $381 million of series 2015 hospital refunding revenue bonds.

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