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Facts & Figures


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The Center at a Glance

Location: Corner of Observatory and Ann Streets, in the "heart" of the U-M Health System's main medical campus

Square feet: 350,000

Number of floors: 6

Total cost: $215 million

Milestones: Concept approved by U-M Board of Regents September 2002, architectural design by Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott approved May 2003, ground broken September 2003 by construction team led by Barton Malow Company

Opened: June 2007

Inpatient beds: 48 (includes 24 ICU beds)

Outpatient exam rooms: 36

Operating rooms: 8 (for cardiac, vascular and general thoracic surgery), plus post-anesthesia care unit (PACU)

Cardiac procedure rooms (cardiac catheterization/electrophysiology): 9, plus 36 rooms for patient preparation and recovery

Interventional radiology suites: 2

Other clinical facilities: 14-room diagnostic suite for electrocardiography, echocardiography, diagnostic vascular testing, and general radiology; blood draw station; pharmacy

Parking spaces: 465

Connections to other UMHS buildings: Levels B2, B1, 2 and 4 of University Hospital and UH South.

Special features: 145-seat Danto Auditorium, five-story cylindrical glass-walled atrium with indoor gardens, heart-healthy café, patient wellness & education center, patient/family quiet room, exterior gardens, monumental staircase, valet parking, conference rooms, faculty offices.

In addition to the new building, the Cardiovascular Center will continue to provide patient care at these existing locations:


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