University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center Named in Honor of Samuel and Jean Frankel
The University of Michigan's Board of Regents approved the naming of the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center on March 21, 2013 to recognize Samuel and Jean Frankel's groundbreaking support of the University of Michigan CVC. Gifts from the Frankels to advance health care and culture at the University of Michigan are among the most generous in school history, and their heritage of philanthropy has elevated scholarship and culture worldwide. The $50 million gift from the Samuel and Jean Frankel Foundation to the U-M Cardiovascular Center was announced anonymously when the Center opened in 2007, and the March 21st announcement marked the first time the donor has been named publicly. Read the news release about the announcement.
U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center Ranked Best Heart Hospital in State
The 2012 U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals ranking positions the cardiology and heart surgery programs at the University of Michigan as the best among Michigan hospitals, with high scores on the Cardiology and Heart Surgery Score Card in multiple areas, including:
Survival rates of medically challenging patients
Advanced technologies, such as a cardiac intensive care unit, multislice spiral CT, PET/CT scanner, robotic surgery, single-photon-emission CT, and heart transplant
View our 2012 University of Michigan Activity and Outcomes Brochure, which is a summary of the data from all of our treatment areas, as well as information on innovative technologies and research initiatives.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans today. The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is on the forefront of innovative, advanced efforts to combat the magnitude of cardiovascular disease. We're doing it with expert, multidisciplinary medical teams, research at our new Cardiovascular Research Center, and a clinical building where our patients can take advantage of advanced technologies in beautiful surroundings.
Each year, our Cardiovascular Center staff:
Treats more than 6,000 hospital inpatients
Sees more than 35,000 outpatients
Performs more than 800 open-heart operations on adults, and nearly 600 on children, as well as hundreds more operations throughout the Center
Performs more than 4,800 electrophysiological studies and procedures
Performs more than 800 vascular surgery procedures
Conducts more than 2,700 interventional radiology procedures and thousands of diagnostic imaging studies
Turning Research into Action Against Cardiovascular Disease
Research is a vital part of the work we do at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. In October 2012, The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Research Center opened as a new hub for heart and vascular research. By studying the mechanisms of cardiac muscle function and cardiac rhythm and developing new techniques in stem cell research, the CVRC expects to redefine what’s known about preventing and treating heart disease, the leading cause of death across the globe. During the next five years, CVRC researchers will receive about $20 million in research funding, primarily from the National Institutes of Health.
Along with other core research centers, the CVRC houses the Center for Arrhythmia Research, which includes 85 people working to translate their research findings into better care for the more than 2.5 million people with heart arrhythmias. In addition, we're learning more about how women's heart health differs from men's, how early to intervene with heart-assist devices for those with heart failure, how aneurysms occur and the viability of minimally invasive valve replacement for people with aortic stenosis.
About the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center
In 2007, the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center opened a new clinical building for treating and studying cardiovascular disease.
From outpatient visits and tests to surgery and recovery, the Cardiovascular Center serves as a central location for coordinated, top-quality cardiovascular care. Together with inpatient units in University Hospital, outpatient clinics located throughout the local area, and specialized care for children with congenital heart defects at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the building makes our nationally recognized cardiovascular care convenient and accessible to all.
We provide optimum resources for healing along with creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle change. From our Patient Learning Lab to meditative indoor/outdoor gardens and a Wellness Resource Center, the Cardiovascular Center is a complete experience, centered around your needs. Learn more about the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment to evaluate your need for cardiovascular treatment, call a cardiovascular New Patient Coordinator at 888-287-1082, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, or email us at CVCCallCtr@med.umich.edu.