Fitch affirms 'AA-' rating for SSM Health

Fitch Ratings affirmed St. Louis-based SSM Health's "AA-" issuer default rating and "AA-"/"F1+" rating where applicable on outstanding rated bonds.

The rating is driven by SSM's strong financial profile assessment and multistate scale. Fitch expects the system to continue to execute its strategic plan and grow liquidity.

The rating outlook has been revised from negative to stable.

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