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VCU Health Pauley Heart Center opens Tappahannock cardiology clinic

Illustration of electrical activity of the heart Photo: Getty Images

Heart patients in the Upper Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck can now access VCU Health Pauley Heart Center closer to home.

VCU Health Pauley Heart Center at Tappahannock, located next to VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital, is now offering a full-time cardiology presence in the Tappahannock area to treat patients with cardiovascular problems, including:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

The new clinic opened March 29. Routine tests such as cardiac imaging and stress tests will be performed inside VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital, while complex procedures will be performed at VCU Medical Center campus in downtown Richmond, Va.

In addition to patient services, Pauley will work with emergency teams and primary care physicians already established in the Tappahannock community, providing them with 24/7 access to board-certified cardiologists.

Dr. Archer Baskerville, Dr. Michael Kelly and Dr. Michael Lenhart make up the Pauley Tappahannock heart team, with Dr. Lenhart serving as medical director. Each has over 25 years' experience in cardiac care.  

VCU Health Pauley Heart Center is Virginia’s only nationally ranked cardiology and cardiac surgery program and is the recipient of the prestigious Beacon Award as well as the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence.

Pauley Heart Center Director Dr. Greg Hundley has led the development of innovative cardiology therapies and treatments for over 25 years. Having expanded the care and services of Pauley to regions throughout Virginia, Dr. Hundley looks forward to sharing his team’s expertise with the Tappahannock community.

“Our desire is to build a consistent cardiac care presence in the Upper Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck communities,” he said. “With this, we can not only provide exceptional patient services, but assist local physicians in determining whether a cardiac emergency is safe to treat locally or if it requires transfer to our Richmond facilities for more advanced care.”

“This partnership [with Pauley] will allow us to skillfully meet the needs of patients who may be safely and effectively treated here, close to home,” added Liz Martin, CEO of VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital. “Our work with Pauley Heart Center will enhance access and continuity for patients who may need a higher level of care due to the complexity of their condition.”

New patients welcome

To schedule an appointment in Tappahannock, visit Appointments and Referrals. You may also call (804) 466-3320