Over the years, Marketing and Communications has developed a preferred style for the punctuation and use of many titles and terms used throughout Seattle Children’s. In conjunction with our preferred style, we use the Associated Press style, which is considered the authoritative word for journalists on the rules of grammar, punctuation and usage. For medical references, we use Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for spelling of all diseases, disorders, syndromes, etc.

The Associated Press Stylebook can be purchased at major bookstores or ordered through the Associated Press, AP News features, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020; it is also available as an online resource. Visit the Associated Press Stylebook.

Below is an alphabetical listing of style guidelines as they are applied when writing about Children’s.

All | # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
There is currently 1 name in this directory beginning with the letter G.
Geographic regions

In general, lowercase north, south, northeast, northern, etc., when they indicate a compass direction. Capitalize these words when they designate a region. (Check out the AP Stylebook entry "directions and regions" for more details on this topic)

Seattle Children’s North Clinic provides expert care closer to home for families in North King County.
Correct: The summer storm is moving east. Showers and thunderstorms are expected in the Northeast by late morning.