St. Luke's Success

Shields, Yvette
April 2004
Bond Buyer;4/28/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31872, p31
Trade Publication
Reports that Fitch Ratings Inc. has upgraded the underlying rating on insured bonds sold in 2001 for Saint Luke's Episcopal-Presbyterian Hospitals in Missouri. Attribution of the upgrade to the system's improved liquidity position, consistently solid operating results and strong debt service coverage; Competition faced by the hospital; Credit concerns on regional nursing shortage and future capital needs.


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