Please use this acronym guide as a reference for some of the more common terminology used for forms, departments and other resources as you learn more about us.

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Acronym

Definition

A & C

Attendance and Counseling Form

ACE

Annual Compliance Education

ACO

Accountable Care Organization

ACT

Apologize, Correct, Take Action

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADC

Average Daily Census

AHEC

Area Health Education Center

AIDET

Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explain, Thank You

APC

Airport Center

ARRA

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act

AUP

Acceptable Use Policy

BERR

Business Expense Reimbursement Request

BIC

Business Innovation Council

BOC

Board of Commissioners

CAC

Capitol Allocation Committee

CAPS

Clinical and Pre-Service Scheduling

CARF

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

CBO

Central Billing Office

CBT

Computer Based Training

CCHS

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

CCHS

Carolinas College of Health Sciences

CCHS

Cleveland County Healthcare System

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFIP

Counseling for Improvement Performance

CHS

Carolinas HealthCare System

CIR

Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation

CLIA

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

CLN

Carolinas Laboratory Network

CMC

Carolinas Medical Center

COB

Carolinas Operational Benchmarking

COCI

Council on Clinical Innovation

CON

Certificate of Need

CPN

Carolinas Physicians Network

CPTN

Carolinas Physical Therapy Network

CR

Carolinas Rehabilitation

CRMC

 Cleveland Regional Medical Center

CTC

Corporate Training Center

CY

Calendar Year

DFS

Division of Facility Services

DOL

Department of Labor

DSS

Department of Social Services

EAF

Employee Action Form

EAP

Employee Assistance Program

EBP

Evidence Based Practice

EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EH

Teammate Health

EI

Extended Illness

EOY

End of Year

ERISA

Employee Retirement Income Security Act

ERM

Enterprise Risk Management

EWQ

Enterprise-wide Quality

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FLSA

Fair Labor Standards Act

FMLA

Family and Medical Leave Act

FPN

Faculty Physician Network

FTE

Full Time Equivalent

FY

Fiscal Year

HAZ COM

Hazard Communication Standard

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HR

Human Resources

HRIM

Human Resource Information Management

ICC

Incident Command Center

ICE

Ideas Create Excellence

ICU

Intensive Care Unit

IDP

Individual Development Plan

IDT

Interdisciplinary Team

IS

Information Services

ITSC

Information Technology Steering Committee

KEAP

Key Engagement Award Program

LCH

Levine Children's Hospital

LCI

Levine Cancer Institute

LDI

Leadership Development Institute

LOAA

Leave of Absence Administration

L&OD

Learning & Organizational Development

LOI

Letter of Intent

LTACH

Long Term Acute Care Hospital

MAP

Management Action Plan

MEB

Medical Education Building

MMIP

Mid-Management Incentive Plan

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheets

NCRC

North Carolina Research Campus

NA

Nurse Aide

NEPN

NorthEast Physician Network

OD

Organizational Development

OIG

Office of Inspector General

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSR

Online Service Request

PACS

Post Acute Care Services

PAP

Physicians as Partners

PASS

Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep

PDG

Problem, Definition, Goal

PDSA

Plan, Do, Study, Act

PEC

Performance Excellence Center

PEPS

Process Enhancement Product Standardization

PHI

Protected Health Information

PI

Predictive Index (Assessment)

PIN

Personal Identification Number

PIT

Planning and Investment Team

PMDP

Provider Manpower Development Plan

PNLC

Physician Network Leadership Council

PPACA

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

PRC

Professional Research Consultants

PRM

Patient Relationship Management

PRN

As Needed

PSA

Professional Services Agreement

PSG

Physician Services Group

PTO

Paid Time Off

QSOC

Quality and Safety Operations Committee

RACE

Rescue, Alarm/Alert, Contain, Extinguish/Evacuate

RACE

Rapid Action Change Event

RAT

Rapid Action Team

RFG

Regional Facilities Group

RFI

Request for Information

RFP

Request for Proposal

RFQ

Request for Qualifications

ROII

Report of Occupational Injury and Illness

RRR

Reform Readiness Roundtable

RTW

Return to Work

SBO

System Billing Office

SEEP

Scale Economies Efficiency Productivity

S.M.A.R.T.

Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely (SMART Goals)

SMPM

Safety Management Program Manual

SUE

Single Unified Enterprise

TMO

New Teammate Orientation

TAP

Teammate Appreciation Program

 T & L

Time and Labor

TRP

Becoming the Totally Responsible Person

USERRA

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

VIA

Values in Action

WIT

Workforce in Transition

WO

Work Order