Nomenclature
 

UVA Health

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UVA Health System

  • Use UVA or UVA Health System NOT UVa, U.Va. or UVAHS.

Use UVA Medical Center when: 

  • Referring broadly to physical structures, such as University Hospital, West Complex, etc.
  • Using professional titles, such as “Pamela Sutton-Wallace, CEO of UVA Medical Center.”

Avoid using nicknames or expired names for locations. Below are some examples:

  • UVA Children’s Hospital NOT UVA Children’s Medical Center
  • University Hospital NOT Hospital East, new hospital
  • West Complex NOT old hospital, Hospital West, multistory
  • Outpatient clinics West NOT private clinics
  • Lee Street Garage NOT East Garage
  • University Cafeteria and Wahoo West Cafeteria NOT east and west cafeteria

*When in doubt about what to call a building, refer to the sign posted at the actual location.

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