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June 6, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Here are acronyms that have been highlighted through the Headlines Acronym of the Month!

Organizational acronyms:

  • UMHS: The U-M Health System, which is the clinical enterprise at Michigan Medicine.
    • Part of the health system is comprised of the hospitals at the academic medical center, some of which are known by acronyms. These include:
      • UH/CVC: University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center
      • C&W: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital
      • Quick note: The Rogel Cancer Center is not abbreviated in any instance.
  • UMMG: The U-M Medical Group, which comprises more than 2,000 physicians. This group is made of the faculty members at the U-M Medical School and oversees ambulatory care at Michigan Medicine.
  • MHC: Michigan Health Corporation, which was established to pursue projects, joint ventures and managed care initiatives that support the research, education and clinical missions of the organization.

Patient safety acronyms:

  • HAC: Health care acquired condition, health care associated condition or hospital acquired condition
    • CAUTI: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection
    • CLABSI: Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infection
    • SSI: Surgical Site Infection
    • C. Diff: Clostridium difficile infection (also called C. difficile) — an infection that affects the colon

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