Some windows of opportunities close, but options remain

March 2011
AHA News;3/21/2011, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p5
Trade Publication
The article discusses options for hospital financing in 2011. It cites that municipal hospitals should consider issues rated or unrated bonds or push for enhancement to improve credit rating. It mentions that local banks may be able to provide hospitals investment-grade credit enhancement as it is likely familiar with a hospital's community impact. It notes existing viable options for federal financing such as the Federal House Administration (GHA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


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