Fitch Publishes U.S. Healthcare Stats Report for 1Q'13

  Fitch Publishes U.S. Healthcare Stats Report for 1Q'13

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CHICAGO -- June 25, 2013

Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: U.S. Healthcare Stats Quarterly - First-Quarter
2013

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=710713

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

The report provides a summary of the operating performance and credit metrics
of the companies in this 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 first 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:

--'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).

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