Now, I do remember a few years ago when Allegany College of Maryland dropped "Community" and added "of Maryland" to its name. Allegany College of Maryland received cease and desist letters from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, just north of Pittsburgh. They said that the name was too confusing for potential students applying to their college. Really? If their students can't figure out the difference between Maryland and Pennsylvania, who would want them as a student at their college. Then, it was that Allegany College of Maryland has campuses in Pennsylvania and that was too confusing for their prospective students. I rest my case; who would want those navigationally challenged students anyway. Allegany College of Maryland pretty much told them that we will use "of Maryland" extensively, but other than that, we weren't changing the name.
Getting back to the issue at hand, we need a name for our three health system alliance. At this point, I would welcome any suggestions that you may have. Give it some thought and let me know. Thanks!