Frankel Cardiovascular Center Tour

CVC atrium

The Cardiovascular Center building was designed to create a healing environment for our patients and families, as well as a state-of-the-art facility for our faculty and staff. The Center’s soothing colors, quiet/meditation rooms, atrium garden, soft music and natural light will all aid in creating a more relaxed aesthetic environment, contributing to the healing process.

Here you will find brief descriptions of the facilities and amenities of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

Art Galleries

Gifts of Art's nine galleries annually feature over 30 different exhibits a year, including two and three-dimensional works. The artwork on display is richly diverse in style, medium, form and subject, and provides an ever-changing selection of regional and national art. Visit Gifts of Art to view current exhibits, for an exhibit schedule and for exhibit locations. To purchase a piece of art on exhibit, please call 734-936-ARTS (2787).


There is an ATM located level 2 of the CVC in the vending machine area near the Employee Entrance.


This five-story, beautiful atrium is a focal point of the CVC. On most floors, guests can view the magnificence of the atrium by overlooking its tropical gardens and flowing water. The indoor atrium provides a calming place to sit and reflect.

Blood Draw Station

Blood draw sites are located in several locations in our hospitals. When your physician orders lab work or blood tests you have many options as to where and when you would like to have that done. For more information please contact MLabs toll-free at (800) 862-7284.

Danto Auditorium

The Danto Auditorium, located on Level 2, is designed with education in mind, and is equipped with the latest high-tech audio and visual equipment. Classrooms and conference rooms in the auditorium give faculty the opportunity to use the auditorium for teaching medical students, and hosting seminars and academic functions. Cameras in some procedure rooms will allow faculty to show students and guests in the auditorium a procedure real-time, providing two-way communication.

Café and Food Services

The Atrium Healthy Heart Café is on Level 2, and features a menu of sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps and other healthy foods. Beverages are also available, including coffee.

The menu was developed with input provided by Florine Mark of Weight Watchers and a committee, made up of registered dietitians, nurses, exercise physiologists and administrators. Menu items are low fat, high flavor and appropriate for patients, staff and visitors. Most of the foods offered will fall within the MFit heart-healthy nutrition guidelines and portion sizes.

The café is a walk-up café, grab-n-go setup with limited seating around the atrium garden.

Cardiac Procedures Prep/Recovery Rooms

Thirty-six of these rooms are on Level 2A, and provide patient and family space before and after an interventional cardiology or electrophysiology procedure.

Connecting Walkways

On Level 2 of the Cardiovascular Center, visitors can use the indoor bridge that connects to Level 2 of University Hospital near the Cancer Center and coffee kiosk. This connector will allow visitors to easily get to the main hospital cafeteria, the pharmacy, gift shop, etc.


Patient and visitor elevators are located at the garden overlook on each floor on the southwest side of the Cardiovascular Center. You will be directed to begin your visit to the Cardiovascular Center at the Welcome Desk on Level 3. The patient and visitor elevators are right there.

All patients who are being transported by Cardiovascular Center personnel in a wheelchair or on a stretcher will use elevators designated for that purpose.

Exam Rooms

Thirty-six patient exam rooms and 12 private consult rooms are located in the Ambulatory Clinic on Level 3.

Gift Shops

The Mardigian Wellness Resource Center includes a FRIENDS gift shop that offers a variety of gift items including willow tree angels, books and magazines, jewelry, U-M giftware & clothing and heart-healthy snacks. The Wellness Resource Center is located in Room 2101 Level 2 of the Cardiovascular Center, off of the atrium right next to the café. It is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, call 734-232-4120.

There is also a gift shop located on Level 2 of University Hospital. Call 734-936-5975 for more information.

House Phones

House phones are located in the interior hallways at elevators and at B1 and Level 4 connectors.

ICU Patient Rooms

A 24-bed ICU is located on the fourth floor.

Mardigian Wellness Resource Center

The Mardigian Wellness Resource Center is available for patients and families to have health questions answered. Private study carrels, as well as a high-speed Internet connection is available to help with information on various diagnoses, procedures and treatments. The Wellness Resource Center is staffed by a knowledgeable librarian who can help answer questions. The center includes gift shop items for purchase as well.

Moderate Care and ICU Patient Rooms

Twenty-four patient rooms are located on Level 5 near the Wellness Resource Center with 12 rooms for moderate care and 12 rooms for the ICU. Patient rooms are outfitted with wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, state-of-the-art equipment and a sofa, which converts to a bed for a family member.


Patients leaving the Cardiovascular Center can have prescriptions filled and have them delivered to the Cardiovascular Center before they leave, or pick the prescriptions up on their way out if they are leaving by way of University Hospital. The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy is located on the first floor of the Taubman Center, Reception F and is open Monday through Saturday. Call (734) 936-8260 for current hours of operation. Visit the  Pharmacies page on for more pharmacy locations and information.

Quiet/Meditation Rooms

Two quiet meditation rooms are in the Cardiovascular Center, giving families a serene place to go when quiet time is needed. The rooms are decorated in different “quiet” themes, and are available for anyone for reflection and respite. The Quiet/Meditation rooms are located on Levels 2A and 4. No food or drinks are permitted in these rooms.

University Hospital Cafeteria

Located in University Hospital, Level 2 UH Cafe offers a trans-fat-free, full menu including wraps, made-to-order deli sandwiches, pizza, a salad bar, grilled items, American and international meals, kids’ meals, and healthy choices . The cafeteria also offers a minimum of two value meals each day . Additionally, gluten-free and kosher meals are available for purchase. Open: 24/7.

Vending Machines

Vending machines with beverages and healthy snack items are available on Level 2. You can take the connector on Level 2 of the Cardiovascular Center to University Hospital where a full cafeteria and vending machines are available.

Welcome Desk

The Welcome Desk on Level 3 at the main entrance is the first place a patient or visitor should go when arriving at the Cardiovascular Center. From the Welcome Desk, patients will be directed to nearby elevators for services on other floors. Receptionists have maps of the Cardiovascular Center to help patients find their location.