Style Guide Usage
When writing about Intermountain Medical Center, please use the following guidelines:
- Use the full name, “Intermountain Medical Center,” on first reference and for all subsequent references.
- When referring to Intermountain Healthcare, the parent health system of Intermountain Medical Center, use "Intermountain Healthcare" in first reference, and "Intermountain" if a shortened reference is needed.
- Because "Healthcare" is one word, the use of "IHC" is obsolete. Please don't use it.
If you have any questions regarding style guide usage for references to Intermountain Medical Center or Intermountain Healthcare, please contact us.
Medical Terms and Acronyms
Here is a guide to some commonly used medical terms and abbreviations.
Inpatient: A patient who stays at least one night in the hospital while receiving care.
Outpatient: A patient who receives care and is released on the same day as when the care was provided.
BSN: Bachelor of Science, Nursing
CASWCM: Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager
CCLS: Certified Child Life Specialist
CCC-SLP: Clinical Competence Certification for Speech Language Pathology
CDE: Certified Diabetes Educator
CFNP: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
CPNP: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
CPST: Child Passenger Safety Technician and Instructor
CRN: Certified Rerioperative Nurse
CTRS: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
DO: Doctor of Osteopathy
DrPH: Doctor of Public Health
LCSW-C: Licensed Clinical Social Work – Certified
LMSW: Licensed Master Social Worker
MD: Doctor of Medicine
MPH: Master of Public Health
MSW: Master of Social Work
PharmD: Doctor of Pharmacy
PhD: Director of Philosophy
PsyD: Doctor of Psychology
RD: Registered Dietitian
RN: Registered Nurse
ScD: Doctor of Science