Stefanie L. Peters, FACHE, MPA, LMSW

Chief Administrative Officer, Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Stefanie L. Peters, FACHE, MPA, LMSW

Stefanie L. Peters

Stefanie L. Peters, FACHE, MPA, LMSW is Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center at Michigan Medicine. Stefanie obtained a Master of Public Administration degree with a focus on Healthcare from Western Michigan University and a Master of Clinical Social Work degree from Michigan State University. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

As CAO of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Stefanie is responsible for planning and directing the administrative and operations activities of the Center, serving as liaison between the various entities that comprise the cardiovascular service line and across hospital and ambulatory care segments. She is responsible for oversight of Center-specific initiatives including the Wellness Center, patient education and patient flow, as well as multi-disciplinary programs including quality metrics and reporting, marketing, finance, philanthropy and Center-wide contributions aimed at meeting our strategic and operational priorities.    

Prior to her role as CAO, Stefanie was Director of Clinical Operations for the Frankel Cardiovascular Center. She managed the administrative and operational objectives for clinical programs including the Clinic, Call Center, Cardiac Surgery Advanced Practice Teams, Inpatient Patient Flow Team, and Circulatory Support (Ventricular Assist Device) Team. She provided strategic direction and oversight in order to achieve the Frankel CVC goal of being the most advanced academic heart and vascular program in the world.

Before coming to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Stefanie was Administrative Director of the Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center, providing strategic direction and oversight to the program. During her time there, the Center received a three-star designation by The Society for Thoracic Surgeons and was ranked the 6th Best Hospital for Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Stefanie is committed to the design of programs that support a healthy culture, promote a diverse workforce and shape the next generation of cardiovascular care leaders. Integral to these efforts during her time at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center have been the implementation of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee, a Wellness Committee, and a Transformational Leadership Program.

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