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 revises Navicent Health's outlook to stable: 3 things to know
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Aa3" long-term rating assigned to $80.8 million of outstanding revenue certificates issued on behalf of Macon, Ga.-based Navicent Health and revised the system's outlook to stable from negative.

2. Moody's affirms Mount Sinai Medical Center's bond rating: 4 things to know
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "Baa1" long-term rating assigned to Miami Beach, Fla.-based Mount Sinai Medical Center's bonds.

3. Fitch affirms Universal Health Services ratings: 3 things to know
Fitch Ratings affirmed King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services' ratings, including its issuer default rating, senior secured bank facility rating and senior secured bonds rating.

4. Moody's affirms Ascension Health Alliance's ratings
Moody's Investors Service affirmed St. Louis-based Ascension Health Alliance's "Aa2," "Aa2/VMIG 1" and "Aa2/P-1" senior ratings, and its "Aa3" and "Aa3/VMIG 1" subordinated ratings.

5. Moody's affirms Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's bond rating: 4 things to know
Moody's Investors Service affirmed Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's "Aa2" and "Aa2/VMIG 1" ratings, affecting approximately $446 million of rated bonds issued through the Fulton County Development Authority and DeKalb Private Hospital Authority.

6. Fitch affirms Yavapai Regional Medical Center's 'BBB+' rating
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "BBB+" rating assigned to $32.3 million of series 2013A fixed rate bonds and $30 million of series 2008B fixed rate bonds issued by the Industrial Department of Authority of the County of Yavapai (Ariz.) on behalf of Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

7. Fitch affirms Midland County Hospital District's bond rating: 3 things to know
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "AA" rating assigned to $103.7 million of Midland (Texas) County Hospital District's series 2009A and 2009B limited tax bonds.

8. Moody's affirms Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital's 'Ba1' rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed Prairie Du Sac, Wis.-based Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital's "Ba1" rating, affecting $38 million of series 2013A fixed rate revenue bonds issued by the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority.

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