Sixth ratings increase points to medical center’s strong focus on
delivering results, planning for future
Overlake Medical Center’s Executive VP, Finance, CFO
“Introducing our new CEO and his vision for Overlake was well received by both agencies,” said McLaughlin. “We at Overlake are extremely pleased with our solid financial performance. Hospitals and healthcare providers across the country face continued financial pressure to keep pace with needed infrastructure investment, regulatory pressures and declining reimbursement for services. Receiving this increase is a powerful statement about Overlake’s financial health and management.”
According to the S&P report, the upgrade in Overlake’s rating is due in large part to the medical center’s successful completion of an electronic medical record conversion during the past year. Standard and Poor’s evaluation also noted Overlake has a “good management team that has consistently delivered on results and has shown detailed consideration to future planning.”
McLaughlin lauds the diligence and commitment of Overlake Medical Center’s
Overlake previously had a split rating with Moody’s and S&P; Moody’s currently rates the medical center with an “A2” with a stable outlook. The upgrade in Overlake’s S&P rating represents a move to parity with the two agencies.