The University of Michigan Health System is naming its cardiovascular center after a couple who gifted $50 million to the center during the past six years.
The center, now called the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center, received its first $25 million gift from the Frankel family's foundation in 2007, although at the time it was given anonymously. Another $25 million gift from the family was just awarded to the center.
The center works to bring together specialists from several areas of UMHS to prevent, treat and study heart disease, blood vessel disorders and strokes. These specialists include cardiac surgeons, nurses and heart-imaging specialists, among others.
The couple, now deceased, also have financially supported the school's Center for Judaic Studies.