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Fitch Updates U.S. Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Systems Rating Criteria

May 30, 2014



CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: U.S. Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Systems Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=746860

Fitch Ratings has updated its sector-specific rating criteria report titled 'U.S. Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Systems Rating Criteria'. It discusses the financial factors and qualitative measures Fitch considers in rating a nonprofit hospital or health system's creditworthiness.

The report replaces Fitch's existing rating criteria published in May 2013. No changes to existing ratings are envisioned as a result of the updates to this criteria report.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Revenue Supported Rating Criteria' (June 2013);

--'Rating US Public Finance Short Term Debt' (December 2013).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Revenue-Supported Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=709499

Rating U.S. Public Finance Short-Term Debt

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=724680

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