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PCMH Name Change On Hold Because Of Trademark Troubles

Pitt County Memorial Hospital will stay that way for a little while longer.

The largest hospital in Eastern Carolina announced last month that on October 1st it would change its name to UHS Medical Center. But another UHS, Universal Health Services in Pennsylvania, has trademarked the UHS initials. The hospital said Universal has complained to PCMH about the planned usage, saying University Health Systems has never used the UHS brand.

So the hospital is putting its name change on hold. They hope to have a unique name, and creating a simpler brand that's easier to recognize within the next 90 days.

University Health Systems will continue to use that name, but not the initials.


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