Moody's adjusts rating for Medstar Health's line of credit-back bonds

Moody's Investors Service downgraded the rating on Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health's series 1998A multimodal revenue bonds to "Aa2" from "Aa1."

The ratings downgrade is based on a number of factors, including the bank's credit worthiness, the direct-pay letter of credit provided to the health system by the bank and the structure and legal protections of the transaction.

Moody's Investors Service also affirmed the "VMIG1" short-term rating on the health system's series 1998A multimodal revenue bonds.

Editor's note: This article initially reported MedStar Health in Columbia, Md., received a credit downgrade from "Aa2" to "Aa1" from Moody's. This downgrade pertained to a specific bond, not the health system. Becker's regrets the error.

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