Learn Our Lingo: Headlines Acronym of the Month

May 15, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

FYI … Headlines is proud to present its newest feature: the Headlines Acronym of the Month!

Suffering from acronym overload? If so, the Acronym of the Month is here to help you learn the lexicon used around the academic medical center.

Every month, Headlines will break down an acronym (or several acronyms) that will make it easier for you to understand language that is uniquely Michigan Medicine.

Let’s start with a quick look at some of the major components that make up the organization:

  • 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.
  • UMMS: The U-M Medical School, which was founded in 1850 and currently graduates more than 160 new doctors a year, in addition to hosting residency and fellowship programs, as well as Ph.D., Masters and Postdoctoral trainees.
  • 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.

Got all that? Good! Stay tuned to Headlines as more acronyms are cleared up in the months ahead.

Is there an acronym you’ve always wondered about and want featured in a future edition? Let us know!