NYU Langone Medical Center Credit Ratings Upgraded

Medical Center Rated ‘A-’ by Fitch Rating and ‘BBB +’ by Standard & Poor’s, Overall Positive Long-Term Outlook

NYU Langone Medical Center’s financial strength and momentum was recently recognized by two leading credit rating agencies — Fitch and Standard & Poor’s (S&P).  Fitch upgraded the medical center from a BBB+ to an A- and S&P upgraded the medical center from BBB to BBB+.  Additionally, S&P revised its long-term outlook to “positive” from “stable.”

The improved ratings reflect NYU Langone Medical Center’s ongoing strong operating revenues, expense control, strong balance sheet and growth in unrestricted cash and investments. The upgrade is also due to the institution’s role as a large academic medical center in New York City and its successful philanthropic efforts.

“Our upgraded financial ratings are indicative of our strong financial momentum,” said Michael T. Burke, senior vice president and vice dean, corporate chief financial officer at NYU Langone Medical Center. “We see these upgrades as a direct reflection of the faculty and staff’s unwavering dedication to transforming NYU Langone into a world-class institution.”

S&P also cited the leadership of Robert I. Grossman, MD, as dean and CEO for both NYU School of Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center, respectively, as responsible for the recent financial and operational success of the organization. The medical center and NYU School of Medicine have been under the leadership of Dean Grossman since March 2007, aligning patent care, research and education under a single management team.

In addition to S&P and Fitch, in 2010, Moody’s Investors Services, a third leading credit rating agency, upgraded NYU Langone’s rating from BA2 to BAA2. The upgrade reflected NYU Langone’s ongoing strong operating cash flow, growth of unrestricted cash and investments and continued close relationship and integration with NYU and its School of Medicine.