Moody's revises Indiana Regional Medical Center's outlook to negative

Moody's Investors Service affirmed its "Ba1" rating of Indiana (Pa.) Regional Medical Center, affecting $23.6 million of debt. Concurrently, the medical center's outlook was revised to negative from stable.

The affirmation is a result of several factors, including the hospital's status as a community provider, favorable revenue growth and ample liquidity position. Moody's negatively viewed the hospital's small size and limited financial flexibility.

The outlook is negative, reflecting the hospital's volume declines and weaker operations in fiscal year 2018, coupled with the hospital's plan to take on more debt.

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