Raters Place New Jersey's St. Barnabas on Negative Watch

Cataldo, Adam L.
June 2006
Bond Buyer;6/20/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32406, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and Fitch Ratings Inc. have placed Saint Barnabas Health Care System in New Jersey on watch for potential downgrades. Both rating agencies have placed its Baal rating for Saint Barnabas Health Care System on their negative watch list because of the Medicare repayment settlement. The size of the settlement measurably diminishes the medical care's financial flexibility.


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