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. Moody's downgrades Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems' bond rating: 3 things to know
Moody's Investors Service downgraded Brewer-based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems' bond rating to "Baa2" from "Baa1," affecting $144 million of debt.

2. Fitch rates Stanford Health Care's bonds: 4 things to know
Fitch Ratings assigned an "AA" rating to the expected issuance of $100 million of series 2015A revenue bonds on behalf of Stanford (Calif.) Health Care.

3. Fitch affirms Lafayette General Medical Center's bond rating
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "A-" rating assigned to $84.8 million of series 2010 revenue bonds issued through the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority on behalf of Lafayette (La.) General Medical Center.

4. S&P revises Adventist Health's outlook to negative: 3 things to know
S&P revised its rating outlook for Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health to negative from stable.

5. Moody's rates Stanford Health Care's bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned an "Aa3" rating to Stanford (Calif.) Health Care's proposed series 2015A revenue bonds, to be issued through the California Health Facilities Financing Committee.

6. Moody's affirms Lawrence Memorial Hospital's bond rating: 3 things to know
Moody's Investors Service affirmed Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital's "A1" rating, affecting approximately $46.4 million of series 2006 fixed rate revenue bonds.

7. Moody's downgrades MaineGeneral Medical Center's bond rating|
Moody's Investors Service downgraded Augusta-based MaineGeneral Medical Center's bond rating to "Ba2" from "Ba1."

8. Fitch affirms LifePoint Health's ratings
Fitch Ratings affirmed Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health's ratings, including its "BB" Issuer Default Rating.

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