Moody’s Investors Service downgraded to Ba2 from Ba1 the long-term bond rating assigned to Good Samaritan Hospital’s 64.5 million of outstanding bonds issued by the Lebanon County Health Facilities Authority. Moody’s revised its outlook to negative from stable for the hospital 30 miles east of Harrisburg, Pa.

The rating agency cited Good Samaritan’s “unexpectedly poor financial performance” during fiscal 2012, which it said was a reversal from the previous year’s trajectory, and the first quarter of 2013, with admissions and market share declining.

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