Providence St. Joseph Health
Application Acceptance: December 19, 2017. Please note all information provided below is as of the date of the application submission with the exception of Loan Size & Closing Date.
Obligor: Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) is the parent corporation and Obligated Group Agent of a combined group of affiliated heath care corporations that owns or leases and operates acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities that provide a broad range of inpatient, residential health care services in the states of Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon, Texas and Washington.
Loan Size: $141,690,000
Description of Loan: Proceeds of the loan will be used to refund the outstanding WHCFA Series 2006 Revenue Bonds.
Interest Cost Savings: Based on current estimates of taxable vs. tax-exempt interest rates, the estimated interest cost reduction is approximately $31 million over the life of the loan and $18 million on a present value basis. PSJH will take into account projected revenues and expenses, including interest expense, in establishing its rates for services from time to time. The lower interest expense they expect to incur through refinancing on a tax-exempt basis will help it to minimize the rates it must charge to provide services to patients and other users on a sustainable basis.
Underwriter: Citigroup & Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Closing Date: February 6, 2018