8 recent hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations

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 affirms 'A2' ratings assigned to Baystate Medical Center's bonds
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A2" ratings assigned to Boston-based BaystateMedicalCenter's bonds, with the rating affirmation affecting $250 million of debt.

2. Moody's affirms Gwinnett Hospital System's bond rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A2" bond rating assigned to $142.9 million of outstanding revenue certificates issued by the Gwinnett County Hospital Authority on behalf of Gwinnett Hospital System in Lawrenceville, Ga.

3. Moody's assigns 'Baa1' rating to Washington Regional Medical Center's series 2015 bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned a "Baa1" rating to Fayetteville, Ark.-based WashingtonRegionalMedicalCenter's $112 million of series 2015 bonds.

4. Moody's assigns 'A1' rating to ThedaCare's series 2015 revenue bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned an "A1" rating to $123.7 million of Appleton, Wis.-based ThedaCare's series 2015 bonds to be issued by the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority.

5. Moody's downgrades Reading Hospital and Medical Center's rating to 'A1'
Moody's Investors Service downgraded the ratings assigned to West Reading, Pa.-based Reading Hospital and Medical Center's bonds to "A1" from "Aa3," which affects $364.7 million of outstanding debt. 

6. Moody's assigns 'A1' long-term rating to MidMichigan Health's bonds
Moody's Investors Service assigned an "A1" long-term rating to $174 million of   Midland, Mich.-based MidMichigan Health's series 2014 fixed rate bonds.

7. Moody's affirms Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters' 'A2' rating
Moody's Investors Service affirmed the "A2" issuer rating for Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk, Va.

8. Fitch affirms 'BBB' rating assigned to Martin County Hospital District's bonds
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "BBB" rating assigned to $21 million of series 2011A and 2011B limited tax and revenue bonds issued on behalf of Martin County Hospital District, which was established in 1967 to serve Martin County, Texas.

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