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Naming Conventions for UCLA Health

The ABCs of UCLA

Do you ever feel like you are swimming in a sea of alphabet soup? There's an ocean of acronyms out there: FDIC, ADA, HIPAA, AARP, ADHD and the like.

UCLA Health has its own particular alphabet shorthand. (UCLA is itself an acronym). Recognizing that it's not always practical to write out the full name of our facilities, we offer this guide to acceptable acronyms to use (on second reference) in internal correspondence.

RRUCLA:

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

SMUCLA:

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

RNPH:

Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

MCH:

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

FPG:

Faculty Practice Group

DGSOM:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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