Fitch upgrades Mount Nittany Medical Center to 'AA-'

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Fitch Ratings upgraded its rating on State College, Pa.-based Mount Nittany Medical Center's outstanding revenue bonds to "AA-" from "A," affecting approximately $196.9 million of debt.

Concurrently, Fitch assigned its "AA-" issuer default rating to MNMC. Additionally, Fitch assigned its "AA-" rating to MNMC's proposed $65.9 million series 2018A and $18.5 million series 2018B revenue bonds.

The upgrade and assignment are a result of several factors, including the medical center's dominant market position, expanding service area, strong operating performance and favorable leverage metrics.

The outlook is stable.

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