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Summary: Universal Health Services Inc. Apr 08
Standard & Poors, April 2008
The investment-grade rating on King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services Inc. reflects the company's moderately diverse hospital portfolio, reasonably strong positions in growing communities, and conservative financial policy that helps it maintain an intermediate financial risk profile. Universal owns and/or operates 31 acute-care hospitals and 113 behavioral health centers in 32 states; Washington, D.C.; and Puerto Rico. In addition, Universal manages, owns, or has a partnership interest in 11 surgical hospitals and surgery and radiation oncology centers in six states and Puerto Rico. Two acute-care hospitals are under construction. Four hospitals located in Louisiana remain closed and nonoperational since Hurricane Katrina. Universal has reasonably strong operations in attractive markets that are expanding, on average, at a higher rate than...
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Universal Health Services Inc.