Accredited Chest Pain Center in Richmond, Virginia

At Johnston-Willis Hospital, we understand you want the highest quality care when it comes to your heart and vascular system. Our award-winning cardiology team offers expert cardiologists and interventional physicians who diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease and other heart problems.

For more information about our cardiology program, you can speak to a nurse 24/7 by calling (804) 320-3627.

As an Accredited Emergency Chest Pain Center, you can trust Johnston-Willis with your or your loved one's heart when you need it most. Healthgrades™ deemed our heart care program a Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery and Heart Attack Treatment. Additionally, we have received the Gold Seal Certificate of Distinction for myocardial infarction (heart attack) from The Joint Commission.

These distinctions mean our cardiac specialists in Richmond provide superior care and perform effective heart treatments, leading to positive outcomes.

Awards and Accreditations


Comprehensive heart care

Johnston-Willis specializes in general cardiac care and noninvasive and minimally invasive diagnostic testing of the heart. When complex heart care is necessary, we partner with HCA Virginia-affiliate Chippenham Hospital.

Chippenham's Levinson Heart Institute offers the most comprehensive heart care in the region. This partnership allows for immediate and seamless patient transfers to Chippenham when necessary. We also offer real-time, online consultations with Levinson Heart Institute.

You may contact Levinson Heart Institute by phone at (804) 483-3015.

Heart attack care

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is interrupted by a blocked artery and is a medical emergency that could potentially be fatal. Our cardiac experts provide the fast treatment that is essential to unblock the artery and prevent long-term damage to the heart.

Common heart attack symptoms include:

  • Pain, pressure, tightness or a squeezing sensation in your chest
  • Pain in the arms that spreads to your neck, jaw or back
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breaking out in a sudden cold sweat
  • Lightheadedness or sudden dizziness

If you think someone is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.

Stroke care

As a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, Johnston-Willis' stroke team identifies stroke symptoms quickly, so life-saving treatment can begin immediately.

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted by either a blocked or ruptured artery. A stroke may result in permanent brain damage or death the longer the patient waits to seek medical attention.

If you think someone is having a stroke, call 911 immediately.