Moody's affirms 'A1' rating of Arkansas Children's Hospital

Moody's Investors Service affirmed its "A1" rating on Little Rock-based Arkansas Children's Hospital, affecting $168 million of outstanding revenue bonds.

The affirmation is supported by Moody's expectation that the hospital will maintain a strong market position and return operating performance to historically stronger margins. However, the rating is balanced by the hospital's high reliance on Medicaid patients and continued expense pressures.

The rating outlook is stable.

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