Summary: Universal Health Services Inc. Oct 03

  • ID: 1872316
  • October 2003
  • Standard & Poors
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The investment-grade ratings reflect Universal Health Services Inc.'s diverse hospital portfolio, strong positions in growing communities, and moderate financial policy, factors offset by chronic reimbursement risk. The King of Prussia, Pa.-based company operates and manages more than 90 acute-care and behavioral hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and specialty centers in 22 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and France. Most of its hospitals are ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in their markets. The combination of the company's strong market position and high growth rates in most of its markets has contributed to relatively strong same-market volume trends and strong price increase trends from commercial insurance companies. Universal's experience with targeted facility expansions in existing markets and opportunistic acquisitions has been favorable....

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