8 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. Fitch affirms New York City Health and Hospitals' bond rating
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "A+" rating on series 2013A, 2010A, 2008A and 2008B, C, D and E bonds issued on behalf of New York City Health and Hospitals.

2. Moody's assigns 'A2' rating to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System's bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned an "A2" rating to $212 million of Baton Rouge, La.-based Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System's series 2015 fixed-rate hospital revenue bonds.

3. Fitch affirms Mission Health System's bond rating
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "AA-" rating assigned to series 2013 and series 2007 hospital revenue bonds, series 2010 health system revenue bonds and series 2012 taxable health system revenue bonds issued on behalf of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health System.

4. Moody's assigns 'Aa3' rating to Mission Health System's bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned an "Aa3" long-term rating to Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health System's proposed series 2015 tax exempt bonds and series 2015 taxable bonds.

5. Moody's affirms Arkansas Children's Hospital's bond rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A1" rating assigned to bonds issued on behalf of Arkansas Children's Hospital, a 342-bed hospital based in Little Rock.

6. Moody's assigns rating to Good Shepherd Health System's bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned a "Ba3/SG" rating to Longview, Texas-based Good Shepherd Health System's proposed $88 million of series 2015A bonds.

7. Moody's upgrades Parkview Health System's outlook to positive
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A1" long-term and underlying ratings on Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Parkview Health System's bonds and revised the system's outlook to positive from stable.

8. Fitch affirms National Jewish Health's bond rating
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "BB+" rating assigned to $22.6 million of series 2012 fixed-rate bonds and $10.7 million of series 2005 variable rate demand bonds issued by the Colorado Health Facilities Authority on behalf of National Jewish Health in Denver.

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