|[March 25, 2014]
Fitch Updates Recovery Analyses for U.S. For-Profit Hospital Operators
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: U.S. Healthcare Recovery Models -
Fitch Ratings has published updated recovery analyses for the U.S.
for-profit hospital operators rated below 'BB-' including:
--Community Health Systems, Inc.;
--HCA Holdings, Inc.;
--Tenet Healthcare Corp.
The interactive recovery analysis worksheets are available at 'www.fitchratings.com'
under the following headers:
Rating and Research >> Corporate Finance >> Leveraged Finance >> U.S.
Leveraged Finance >> Healthcare Recovery Models
Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'
Applicable Criteria and Related Research:
--'Hospitals Credit Diagnosis (A Rocky Rollout of the Affordable Care
Act's Insurance Expansion)' (Jan. 13, 2014);
--'U.S. Healthcare Stats Quarterly - Third-Quarter 2013' (Jan. 2, 2014);
--'2014 Outlook: U.S. Healthcare - Secular Challenges Require a
Compelling Value Proposition' (Nov. 25, 2013);
--'Recovery and Notching Criteria for Non-Financial Corporate Issuers'
(Nov. 19, 2013);
--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series - HCA Holdings, Inc.' (Nov.
--'For-Profit Hospital Insights (Fitch's Annual Review of Bad Debt
Accounting Policies and Practices)' (Oct. 24, 2013);
--'Hospitals' Credit Diagnosis: Escalating Industry Consolidation
Pressures Credit Profiles' (Sept. 27, 2013);
--'U.S. Healthcare Stats Quarterly - Second-Quarter 2013' (Sept. 26,
--'U.S. Corporates - The Varying Effects of Affordable Care (Financial
Implications of ACA Will Vary but Credit Implications Are Universally
Limited)' (Sept. 12, 2013);
--'Corporate Rating Methodology' (Aug. 5, 2013);
--'Hospitals' Credit Diagnosis (Weak Volume Trend Possible Evidence of
Systemic Shifts in Care Delivery)' (June 28, 2013);
--'U.S. Healthcare Stats Quarterly - First-Quarter 2013' (June 25, 2013);
--'The Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Providers (Assessing the
Potential Impact)' (May 1, 2013);
--'Hospitals Credit Diagnosis (Implications of the ACA Slowly Taking
Shape)' (April 4, 2013);
--'High-Yield Healthcare Checkup: Comprehensive Analysis of High-Yield
U.S. Healthcare Companies' (Jan. 30, 2013);
--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series - Community Health Systems,
Inc.' (Oct. 1, 2012).
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