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The U.S. Not-For-Profit Health Care Sector?s Rating Stability Is Vulnerable To Headwinds After 2012 Jan 12

  • ID: 2047351
  • January 2012
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors
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  • Allina Hosp & Clinics
  • Carle Foundn
  • Good Samaritan Hosp
  • Madison Mem Hosp
  • Nevada Regl Med Ctr
  • Sky Lakes Med Ctr
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services expects credit quality for U.S. not-for-profit health care providers to be stable in 2012, but rising headwinds are a major risk for the sector following 2011's improved performance. The rating stability we project for 2012 reflects the financial cushion many providers have rebuilt since the recession as a result of successful and ongoing cost containment efforts and benefits from mergers and acquisitions in many cases, combined with health care reform readiness initiatives. Yet, we question the sustainability of these results as we believe that 2011 and 2012 represent the top of the current credit cycle. We believe that credit quality and ratings will be negatively affected, perhaps as early as 2013, due to an increasingly...

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Research Type: Commentary
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- Northwest Comnty Hosp
- Carle Foundn
- Kishwaukee Hlth Sys
- Opelousas Gen Hosp Auth
- Greater Baltimore Med Ctr
- Johns Hopkins Hlth Sys Obligated Grp
- CareGroup, Inc.
- Torrance Mem Hosp Med Ctr
- Baptist Hlth Sys, Inc. of Jacksonville
- Cheshire Med Ctr
- Elliot Hosp
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
- Barnabas Hlth
- Sky Lakes Med Ctr
- Evangelical Comnty Hosp
- Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare & Affiliates
- Crittenton Hosp Med Ctr
- Overlake Hosp Med Ctr
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr
- Hospital Sisters Services, Inc.
- McLeod Regl Med Ctr
- Mayo Clinic
- Nebraska Methodist Hlth Sys
- Touro Infirmary
- Guthrie Clinic
- Beebe Med Ctr
- Good Samaritan Hosp
- Lexington Cnty Hlth Svc Dist
- Memorial Hlth Sys of East Texas
- Presbyterian Hlthcare Svcs
- Howard Young Med Ctr Inc
- Oconee Regl Med Ctr
- Christiana Care Hlth Svcs
- Allina Hosp & Clinics
- UMass Mem Hlth Care Inc
- Kuakini Hlth Sys
- Essentia Hlth Obligated Grp
- West Branch Regl Med Ctr
- Catholic Hlth Svcs of Long Island
- Kansas Univ Hosp Auth
- Banner Hlth
- Valley View Hospital
- Ascension Health Alliance
- Mercy Medical Center
- Community Med Centers
- St. John's Riverside Hosp
- Casa Colina Centers for Rehab
- Nevada Regl Med Ctr
- Temple University Health System
- MultiCare Hlth Sys
- Monongalia Hlth Sys
- Bowling Green-Warren Cnty Cmnty Hosp Corp
- Virginia Commonwealth Univ Hlth Sys Auth
- Silver Cross Hosp
- Mercy Med Ctr
- Princeton Comnty Hosp
- Carson Tahoe Regl Hlthcare
- Summit Healthcare Regl Med Ctr
- Asante Hlth Sys
- Madison Mem Hosp

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