Moody's Upgrades 2020 Outlook For Non-Profit Healthcare Sector To Stable

Article commentary by: John Nero, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

The upgrade by Moody’s for the non-profit healthcare sector from negative to stable is positive news for investors in healthcare real estate, as this sector continues to be the lifeblood of the overall healthcare delivery system and accounts for significant tenancy in REIT and institutional investor portfolios. Of note, the report sites growth in operating cash flows as a catalyst for the upgrade, a trend that could lead to a positive outlook should it continue.

Article written by: Deirdre Fulton, Healthcare Finance News, December 16, 2019

Despite ongoing demographic and social challenges, as well as domestic policy-related risks, the Moody's outlook for the non-profit and public healthcare sector is on an upward trajectory.

In a report released last week, Moody's Investors Service revised its 2020 outlook for the U.S. not-for-profit and public healthcare sector from negative to stable, reflecting stronger revenue growth, higher operating cash flow, and continuing merger and acquisition activity... Read the full article here.


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