Elkhart General Hospital
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - Moody’s Affirms Elkhart General Hospital’s A2 Bond Rating Outlook Revised to Positive from Stable
ELKHART, IN. – Moody’s Investor Services affirms Elkhart General Hospital’s A2 bond rating. The rating outlook is revised to positive from stable.

The affirmation of the A2 bond rating reflects Elkhart General Hospital’s improved financial performance in interim fiscal year (FY) 2012, low leverage position and growth in already strong balance sheet metrics.

Elkhart General Hospital entered into an affiliation with Memorial Health System of South Bend, IN at the end of FY 2011 and financial performance has improved as a new senior management team quickly implemented expense saving initiatives at the hospital.

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About Elkhart General Hospital
Elkhart General Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital located in Elkhart, Indiana. The full-service, 325-bed main hospital is comprised of 330 physicians representing more than 30 medical specialties, and over 2,000 employees serving in nursing, technical, administrative, and support capacities. Elkhart General Hospital is a Beacon Health System Care Partner. The Elkhart General Hospital website is www.egh.org. The Beacon Health System website is www.beaconhealthsystem.org. 


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Shelley Rody
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Elkhart General Hospital
Phone: 574-389-5656
Cell: 574-536-7353
Email: srody@egh.org
Website: www.egh.org