Two Turns for the Worse

Finestone, Deborah
April 2002
Bond Buyer;4/8/2002, Vol. 340 Issue 31360, p1
Trade Publication
Reports the downgrading of the credit ratings for hospitals by Moody's Investors Service Inc. in the U.S. Rate for the debt sold for the Good Samaritan Hospital and Halifax Regional Medical Center; Factors affecting the operating losses of Good Samaritan; Estimation of the operating losses of Good Samaritan.


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