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Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, OH
Rating:
Baa2
Outlook: Stable
Affected debt: $55 million
Agency: Moody’s Investors Service
Remarks: Four straight years of declining cash flow led to the downgrade from Baa1. Outlook changed from negative to stable, however, as the hospital maintains adequate debt measures and liquidity.

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Poudre Valley Health System, Fort Collins, CO
Rating:
Baa2
Outlook: Positive
Affected debt: $380 million
Agency: Moody’s Investors Service
Remarks: Outlook revised from stable in part due to the sixth consecutive year of improving financial performance, with an 11 percent operating margin.

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Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, VA
Rating:
BBB+
Outlook: Negative
Affected debt: $60.3 million
Agency: Standard & Poor’s
Remarks: Some softness in operating performance during the first six months of the fiscal year.

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Via Christi Health System, Wichita, KS
Rating:
A+
Outlook: Stable
Affected debt: $256.8 million
Agency: Standard & Poor’s
Remarks: Outlook revised from positive because of increased competition from specialty hospitals that have resulted in volume and market share declines.

—Philip Betbeze