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University of Pittsburgh
Writing Style Manual

Appendix 5: UPMC Hospitals

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
(Use Children’s Hospital or Children’s on subsequent references.)
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
(Use Magee on subsequent references.)
Note: There is no apostrophe in Womens.
UPMC Presbyterian
(Do not use Presby on subsequent references.)
  • Eye & Ear Institute†
    (Use Eye & Ear on subsequent references.)
  • UPMC Montefiore
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic†
    (Use WPIC on subsequent references, not Western Psych.)
UPMC Shadyside
(Do not use Shadyside on subsequent references.)
UPMC Bedford Memorial
UPMC Horizon–Greenville campus
UPMC Horizon–Shenango campus
UPMC McKeesport
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Northwest–Franklin
UPMC Northwest–Oil City
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Passavant Cranberry
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC South Side

Use either the full name or the hospital on subsequent references.

† If an explanation is needed for how these hospitals are related to UPMC (because UPMC is not in their names), the appropriate phrasing is: a hospital of UPMC.


(not UPMC hospitals)

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System–University Drive
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System–Heinz Division
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System–Highland Drive

(Do not use VA Hospital. Use VAPHS on subsequent references.)