1. CJW Medical Center —Chippenham Campus
7101 Jahnke Road, 320-3911 or www.cjwmedical.com
CJW Medical Center — Chippenham has the No. 1-ranked heart hospital in Virginia for 2007 and 2008: Levinson Heart Hospital. CJW Chippenham, a 466-bed acute-care hospital, is part of the HCA Richmond Health System. CJW Chippenham has consistently been recognized by HealthGrades for being in the top 5 percent nationwide for clinical outcomes. In 2007, CJW Medical Center was named one of HealthGrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals and was rated No. 1 in Virginia for overall cardiac services. In addition, the hospital received HealthGrades’ Five Stars rating for coronary bypass, valve replacement, GI surgical services, stroke care and joint replacement. The hospital offers a Level III trauma center, a Level III NICU and a Level III progressive-care nursery. The emergency room offers specialized services for pediatrics and for chest pain, ensuring increased positive outcomes. The hospital also offers physician-guided robotic surgery; a sports-medicine facility, including joint replacement and spine programs; a dedicated nursing unit; and both pre- and post-surgery rehabilitation. The hospital offers inpatient and outpatient substance-abuse and mental-health treatment at the Tucker Pavilion.
2. CJW Medical Center —Johnston-Willis Campus
1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, 330-2000 or www.cjwmedical.com
CJW Medical Center — Johnston-Willis Campus is a 292-bed acute-care hospital. Part of the HCA Richmond Health System, CJW Medical Center was named by HealthGrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2007. In addition, CJW Johnston-Willis received HealthGrades’ Five Stars Rating for Women’s & Children’s Services in 2006 and 2007, as well as the Pulmonary Excellence Award in 2007. The hospital also offers a dedicated neuroscience ICU, a neuro interventional angiography lab and Gamma Knife knifeless brain surgery. Last year at CJW Johnston-Willis’ Neuroscience & Gamma Knife Center, a new stroke therapy was performed for the first time in the Richmond area. The Boston Scientific’s Wingspan Stent System opens blocked arteries to quickly restore blood flow to brain tissue, assisting the prevention of further strokes. In 2007, the groundbreaking for the 50,000-square-foot Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital occurred — it is expected to be completed in 2009. This will weave together the existing multidisciplinary care management, clinical trials, the breast-cancer specialty team, Hawthorne Cancer Resource & Education Center, and advanced radiation therapies. The hospital also has a certified primary stroke center and trauma center, an accredited chest-pain center, sports medicine, rehab and more.
3. Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus
1602 Skipwith Road, 289-4500 or www.henricodoctors.com
Part of the HCA Richmond Health System, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, a 340-bed acute-care hospital, was named one of HealthGrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals and was rated No. 1 in Virginia for stroke care in 2007. The hospital is fully accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The site of the first da Vinci robotic surgery performed in the United States following FDA approval, Henrico Doctors’ offers a range of minimally invasive robotic procedures, including prostatectomy, tubal and vasectomy reversal, hysterectomy and general surgery. The hospital completed its 1,000th da Vinci robotic surgery last November. The cancer center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons, is a full-service program offering expedited evaluation and treatment planning, chemotherapy and infusion therapies, radiation therapy, dedicated surgical and medical oncology units, and psychosocial support services. Last year, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital became the only hospital in the Richmond region to offer 3T MRI technology to treat and detect disease. This technology offers advanced image quality and improved patient comfort for whole-body scanning. The Women’s Pavilion offers a full range of gynecological and maternity care to families, including perinatology, high-risk obstetrics and a neonatal intensive-care unit with neonatologists on site at all times. In 2007, the hospital became the only hospital in Virginia to initiate a fetal-surgery program for its tiniest patients. Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is also a leader in kidney transplants. The hospital has embarked on a five-year expansion and renovation project that includes the construction of a 96-bed inpatient tower with all-private rooms, an expanded emergency department, a four-story medical office building and additional parking.
4. Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Parham Campus
7700 E. Parham Road, 747-5600 or www.henricodoctors.com
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Parham Campus is a 200-bed acute-care hospital that’s part of the HCA Richmond Health System. It has consistently been recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent health-care ratings agency, for being in the top 5 percent nationwide for clinical outcomes. In 2007, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital was recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades. Henrico Doctors’ was also named the best in overall orthopaedics in Richmond for three years in a row (2006-2008) by HealthGrades. The hospital is fully accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Last year, the Orthopaedic Hospital opened at the Parham campus, offering the latest technology and hotel-like amenities. The Joint and Spine Center of the Orthopaedic Hospital includes private patient rooms with accommodations for companions and a dedicated dining room. The Parham campus also features a sleep center, a travel medicine clinic and an inpatient rehabilitation unit. Advanced-imaging services are offered, including a Women’s Imaging Center that offers breast MRI. The cancer center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons, is a full-service program offering expedited evaluation and treatment planning, chemotherapy and infusion therapies, radiation therapy, dedicated surgical and medical oncology units, and psychosocial support services.
5. John Randolph Medical Center
411 W. Randolph Road, Hopewell, 541-1600 or www.johnrandolphmed.com
John Randolph Medical Center is a 147-bed acute-care community hospital located in Hopewell, approximately 30 miles southeast of Richmond. Part of the HCA Richmond Health System, John Randolph provides the Tri-Cities, Chester and surrounding counties with 24-hour emergency, diagnostics, behavioral health and treatment services. The cardiac-care services include noninvasive and minimally invasive diagnostics, cardiac catheterization, stress tests, and a cardiac-rehab program certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Oncology services offered include individualized treatment protocols accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, outpatient infusion and chemotherapy, as well as inpatient and surgical services. The 24-hour emergency room offers two distinct treatment areas — a Fast Track designed for non-emergent concerns and an acute section for more serious injury and illness. SkySTAT air ambulance provides easy transfer to tertiary-care services at CJW Medical Center for cardiac and stroke.
6. McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Blvd., 675-5000 or www.richmond.va.gov
McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a 427-bed facility offering services in medicine, surgery, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, intermediate care, acute and sustaining spinal-cord injury, skilled nursing-home care, and palliative care to our nation’s veterans. The center is a teaching hospital and has an extensive medical-research program. The medical center’s geriatrics and extended-care program is designated as a Center for Excellence. McGuire also provides comprehensive polytrauma rehabilitation to active-duty service members and veterans. The State Veterans Nursing Home nearby was recently completed.
7. Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
8260 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, 764-6000 or www.bonsecours.com
Memorial Regional, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, recently received a Gold Achievement Award for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia; a Platinum Achievement Award for heart failure; and a Silver Achievement Award for validation from the Virginia Health Quality Center. The hospital, which serves patients from Hanover County to the rural Northern Neck, is nationally recognized for its stroke treatment and features a spectrum of health-care services including obstetrics and comprehensive cardiac care. The 24-hour newly expanded emergency room is a five-star recipient for patient satisfaction; emergency-department patients are guaranteed to be seen by a doctor or begin treatment within 30 minutes of arrival. A new MRI building and a cardiac catheterization lab were recently added.
8. Retreat Hospital
2621 Grove Ave., 254-5100 or www.retreathospital.com
Located in Richmond’s Fan district, Retreat Hospital is a 227-bed community hospital that offers private rooms. Part of the HCA Richmond Health System, Retreat Hospital offers noninvasive cardiac care, including cardiographics and diagnostic catheterization, a 13-bed ICU, and an 18-bed telemetry unit. Last fall, Retreat opened an Outpatient Infusion Center to provide infusion services such as chemotherapy, antibiotic therapy and electrolyte replacement on an outpatient basis. Retreat Hospital has an accredited hyperbaric oxygen chamber, the only one in the city. The chamber is part of the hospital’s Wound Healing Center and Burn Program. Other specialty health-care offerings include the colon and rectal surgery program, the Pelvic Floor Center and the Women’s Health Unit, which features a spa. Retreat also operates a 20-bed Complex Care Inpatient Unit, with a low nurse-to-patient ratio, for the treatment of the catastrophically ill and injured. Retreat Hospital has accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers and operates a Community Cancer Program accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
9. Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital
1500 N. 28th St., 225-1700 or www.bonsecours.com
Richmond Community is one of four hospitals in the area owned and operated by Bon Secours Richmond Health System, which Veri-span ranked 68th among the Top 100 integrated health networks nationally. The Church Hill hospital recently renovated its medicine, surgery and critical-care units. New state-of-the-art beds and an upgraded telemetry unit offer additional quality and convenience. There are two endoscopy suites for gastrointestinal patients. The 36-bed behavioral-health unit provides acute psychiatric and detox stabilization and 24-hour emergency evaluation. Outpatient rehabilitation services include physical, occupational and speech therapy. Emergency-department patients are guaranteed to be seen by a doctor or begin treatment within 30 minutes of arrival.
10. Southside Regional Medical Center
801 S. Adams St., Petersburg, 862-5000 or www.srmconline.com
Nearly 300 physicians representing more than 35 specialties make up Southside Regional Medical Center, which primarily serves patients from the communities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Chester, Sussex and Surry. Available services include thoracic surgery, urology, Level III trauma services, obstetrics, cancer treatment and behavioral health. The campus is home to two professional schools: the Southside Regional Medical Center School of Nursing, which recently celebrated its 110th anniversary, and the School of Radiation Sciences. A new 300-bed facility on South Crater Road is under construction and will replace the existing hospital this summer. The new facility will offer expanded emergency and ICU services, more efficient and spacious outpatient diagnostic and treatment areas, and the latest technology.
11. Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center
13710 St. Francis Blvd., Midlothian, 594-7300 or www.bonsecours.com
St. Francis Medical Center offers cutting-edge technology such as one of the few 64-slice CT scanners in the country; all radiology equipment is digital. Emergency-department patients are guaranteed to be seen by a doctor or begin treatment within 30 minutes of arrival. St. Francis’ NICU opened late last year and is equipped with BonSecours NICU.net, which allows parents to watch their infants in the hospital after they themselves have been discharged. Each of the hospital’s 130 rooms is private. An adjacent medical office building contains the St. Francis Surgery Center and the Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital. It is also home to the new 55,000-square-foot St. Francis Cancer Center, which offers radiation, medical and surgical oncology, diagnostic services, infusion therapy, palliative care, and education services. It also features a health café, infusion gardens, a prayer room and the Reflections Wellness boutique.
12. Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
5801 Bremo Road, 285-2011 or www.bonsecours.com
St. Mary’s South Tower is now open. Here you’ll find 50 private patient rooms, a 28-bed joint-replacement unit and 20 rooms for intensive- and critical-care patients. There’s also a new outpatient-surgery center with four operating rooms. The Jack Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center serves brain-tumor patients and their families. Additionally, a new linear accelerator, a more precise way to deliver radiation treatments, was recently added to St. Mary’s, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. The hospital’s emergency room offers a guarantee that patients will be seen by a doctor or begin treatment within 30 minutes of arrival.
13. Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
1250 E. Marshall St., 828-9000 or www.vcuhealth.org
The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. It stands alone as the only academic medical center in Central Virginia. In 2007, it earned the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ medal of honor for organ donation. The Hume-Lee Transplant Center has performed more than 2,000 kidney transplants, 100 pancreas transplants and more than 900 liver transplants. VCU Medical Center offers care in more than 200 specialty areas, many of national and international note, including organ transplantation, cardiology, head and spinal-cord trauma, burn healing, and cancer treatment. The VCU Medical Center has Central Virginia’s only Level I Trauma Center. VCU’s Massey Cancer Center is Virginia’s first NCI-designated cancer center, which offers a multitude of clinical trials. The medical center was recently ranked among the top centers nationwide in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” and was noted for excellence in treating patients for kidney disease, ranking 42nd in the country. Hundreds of residents, medical students and other health professionals at VCU’s School of Health Sciences train, conduct research and serve patients at the hospital.