CHICAGO - The Illinois Finance Authority expects OSF Healthcare System and Rush University Medical Center to soon join in on the slow trickle of struggling health care borrowers testing market interest in their sector's debt so far this year.

Rush is aiming to enter the market next week with about $112 million of fixed-rate bonds. It would mark the IFA's first fixed-rate issue from a health care provider since Advocate Health Care Network sold a fixed-rate transaction in late November, said the IFA's Pamela Lenane, a program administrator.

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