About the Samuel & Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Advanced Cardiovascular Treatment and Research

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans today. The University of Michigan Samuel and Jean 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, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center staff:

  • Treats more than 6,000 hospital inpatients
  • Sees more than 70,000 outpatients
  • Performs more than 800 open-heart operations on adults, and nearly 600 on children
  • Performs more than 2,000 electrophysiological studies and procedures
  • Performs more than 1,300 vascular surgery procedures
  • Conducts more than 2,000 interventional radiology procedures and thousands of diagnostic imaging studies

U.S. News and World Report Ranking in Cardiology and Heart Surgery

U.S. News and World Report annually judges hospitals for its Best Hospitals list by rating high-quality patient care, commitment to patient safety, clinical resources, family-centeredness and other measures.

For 2023-24, Michigan Medicine has been ranked number 22 in the nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery. The Frankel Cardiovascular Center's scores include "High Performing" ratings in six conditions/procedures: Heart Failure, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Repair or Replacement, Heart Bypass Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), and Heart Attack.

Visit the U-M Cardiology and Heart Surgery page on the USNWR website to learn more about the key scores that contributed to this ranking for the U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

Newsweek Ranking for the World's Best Specialized Hospitals

The Frankel Cardiovascular Center is also on Newsweek's list of the World's Best Specialized Hospitals. View the complete list of Newskweek's top cardiology hospitals worldwide.

Leapfrog Group Safety Scores

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national leader in evaluating hospital care has named Michigan Medicine among the safest hospitals in the United States based on a wide range of criteria, including risk of infections; problems with surgery; practices to prevent errors; safety problems; and doctors, nurses and hospital staff.

View Michigan Medicine's Hospital Safety Grade.

Outcomes & Differentiators Report

View our U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center Outcomes Report, which is a summary of the data from all of our treatment areas, as well as information on innovative technologies and research initiatives. You may also view a flippable version of the report.

About Our Building

The Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center is one of the largest facilities in the heart of the University of Michigan Medical Campus. It is in this 350,000 square-foot, multidisciplinary facility that we can fulfill our vision of being the best academic heart and vascular center in the world. The facility, which opened June 11, 2007, includes a 24-bed surgical post-procedure ICU, 24 vascular general/moderate care beds, nine cardiac procedure rooms, four cardiac surgery operating rooms, two vascular surgery operating rooms, two general thoracic operating rooms, two endovascular procedure labs and 36 clinic exam rooms.

Naming of the University of Michigan Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center

On March 21, 2013, the University of Michigan's Board of Regents approved the naming of the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center  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 had been named publicly.