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Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH
Rating:
A-
Outlook: Stable
Affected debt: $89 million
Agency: Standard & Poor’s
Remarks: Lowered outlook from positive due to additional balance sheet pressure and lower than expected fiscal year 2006 operating results. However, hospital exhibits growing volumes and market share.

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Hamot Health Foundation, Erie, PA
Rating:
A-
Outlook: Stable
Affected debt: $77 million
Agency: Standard & Poor’s
Remarks: Dramatic growth in debt in recent years despite solid and growing market share gains against its major competitor.

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Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, VA
Rating:
A3
Outlook: Stable
Affected debt: $19.2 million
Agency: Moody’s Investors Service
Remarks: Rating downgrade from A2 based on limited growth in patient utilization, declining operations and cash flow levels over the long term.

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San Juan Regional Medical Center, Farmington, NM
Rating:
A3
Outlook: Negative
Affected debt: $68.8 million
Agency: Moody’s Investors Service
Remarks: Material increase in leverage and weakening fiscal year performance.

—Philip Betbeze