Our New Clinical Building
U-M Cardiovascular Center - Building for Progress
On June 11, 2007, the $215 million University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center (CVC) clinical building opened its doors to a new way of treating and studying cardiovascular disease in Michigan and throughout the nation.
Advanced, Comprehensive Care
The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center's new clinical building unites many of U-M Health System's people, services and programs dedicated to heart and vascular care. Located at the corner of Ann and Observatory streets, at the heart of the U-M medical campus, the Center houses operating rooms, patient rooms, clinics, classrooms and offices, bringing together specialized services and facilities that were once located throughout the medical center.
From outpatient visits and tests to surgery and recovery, the Center's new clinical building serves as a central location for coordinated, top-quality cardiovascular care from our highly skilled medical and surgical teams. 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 new clinical building makes U-M's nationally recognized cardiovascular care convenient and accessible to all.
Within the building, clinical care, research and teaching activities focus on the entire spectrum of cardiovascular diseases - from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attacks, heart failure and stroke to aneurysms, arrhythmias, heart valve disease and heart-related birth defects.
The building is designed to create a calm and healing environment for patients and visitors. Indoor and outdoor healing gardens, rooms for quiet reflection, a patient education center, valet parking, a heart-healthy café and art-filled halls are just some of the features geared toward patients and families.
The Right Resources
The CVC provides our highly skilled doctors, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, staff and clinical researchers with the resources they need to lead the nation in cardiovascular disease diagnosis, treatment and research. These resources enable our teams to interact and collaborate on patient care, and to share medical education and new discoveries.
The building will help us train tomorrow's cardiovascular professionals, and keep today's health professionals up to date through a technologically advanced lecture hall and seminar rooms for sharing knowledge.