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[January 02, 2014]

Fitch Publishes U.S. Healthcare Stats Report for 3Q'13

CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--

Fitch Ratings has published its 'U.S. Healthcare Stats Quarterly' report for the third quarter of 2013.

The report provides a summary of the operating performance and credit metrics of 50 companies in the healthcare sector over the past four years. It includes company-specific key credit strengths and concerns and a summary of the companies' liquidity positions, including debt maturities, as of the end of the third quarter of 2013. Aggregated credit trends and uses of cash are depicted in more than 50 charts, and a summary of Fitch's latest ratings changes are also included.

The report is available on the Fitch web site at 'www.fitchratings.com.'

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com.'

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'U.S. Healthcare Recovery Models - Second-Quarter 2013' (Sept. 19, 2013);

--'U.S. Corporates - The Varying Effects of Affordable Care (Financial Implications of ACA Will Vary but Credit Implications Are Universally Limited)' (Sept. 16, 2013);

--'Trekking the Path to Biosimilars - Forging Ahead' (Aug. 5. 2013);

--'Corporate Rating Methodology' (Aug. 5, 2013);

--'Hospitals' Credit Diagnosis (Wek Volume Trend Possible Evidence of Systemic Shifts in Care Delivery)' (June 27, 2013);


--'Trekking the Path to Biosimilars - Opportunities Along the Way' (June 27, 2013);

--'U.S. Healthcare Stats Quarterly - First-Quarter 2013' (June 25, 2013);

--'Trekking the Path to Biosimilars - A Slow Walk' (May 22, 2013);

--'Global Pharmaceutical R&D Pipeline' (May 20, 2013);

--'The Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Providers (Assessing the Potential Impact)' (May 1, 2013);

--'Vital Signs - Currents in the Drug Channel' (April 25, 2013);

--'Navigating the Drug Channel - Drug Distributors: A Deeper Dive' (April 24, 2013);

--'U.S. Healthcare Stats Quarterly: Fourth-Quarter 2012' (April 12, 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);

--'2013 Outlook: Global Pharmaceuticals' (Dec. 13, 2012);

--'2013 Outlook: U.S. Healthcare - Navigating a Dynamic Operating and Regulatory Environment' (Nov. 29, 2012);

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series: HCA Holdings, Inc.' (Oct. 24, 2012);

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series Community Health Systems, Inc.' (Oct. 1, 2012).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research: U.S. Healthcare Stats Quarterly-Third-Quarter 2013

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=726356

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