Frankel CVC DEI & Well-Being

 “We, at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, believe that delivering the very best heart and vascular care in the world can only be achieved through a culture of respect for one another and by celebrating the diversity of our patients, their families, and our workplace community. We strive to inspire an equitable and inclusive environment that welcomes and respects individuals from all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, beliefs, abilities, appearances, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Diversity is at the heart of our values, improving patient outcomes, enhancing our work culture, and optimizing health care.”


 David K. Jones, PhD –DEI Steering Committee Co-Chair, Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Diane Lopez, MSN, RN, CNML, Well-Being Committee Co-Chair, Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Kim A. Eagle, MD – Director, Frankel Cardiovascular Center

David J. Pinsky, MD – Director, Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Gorav Ailawadi, MD - Director, Frankel Cardiovascular Center 

Peter Henke, MD - Director, Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Stefanie L. Peters, FACHE, MPA, LMSW, Chief Administrative Officer, Frankel Cardiovascular Center

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"Leaders at Michigan Medicine support the institutional position​ that we unequivocally recognize racism as a public health crisis, and that we stand together against bias and inequality​​. We encourage everyone in the Michigan Medicine community to join us in condemning harassment, inequities and social injustice.  It is our collective responsibility as an organization to improve our climate as long as inequities exist. A key behavior to improving our climate is ensuring all of our work force, learners and volunteers have the skills, confidence and support to speak up when they witness or experience bias, discrimination or harassment. We acknowledge that our work force has expressed fear of speaking up. We must create a climate where everyone believes and trusts that their actions will not result in retaliation of any kind, from anyone. Michigan Medicine will not tolerate retribution or punishment as a result of “seeing something and saying something", and as leaders, we will hold our teams accountable to this."