WASHINGTON - The Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia's largest medical provider, today will issue $178 million of revenue bonds after the center received a negative outlook from Moody's Investors Service.

The deal will raise new money and refund variable-rate bonds issued for the 961-bed center in 2002. It will also finance a swap termination associated with the 2002 bonds to free up collateral hat had posted by CAMC. The bonds also will be used to fund a debt service reserve fund.

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