Mid-Atlantic Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Sentara Heart Hospital, 6th Floor • 600 Gresham Drive, Suite 8600
Norfolk, VA • 757.388.6005info@macts.com
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Nurse Practitioners

MACTS Nurse Pracitioners

Supervised by, and working in collaboration with the physicians of Mid-Atlantic Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Ltd., the Sentara Cardiothoracic Nurse Practitioners participate in the care of cardiac and thoracic surgery patients at Sentara Heart Hospital and Sentara Virginia Beach General.

While hospitalized, cardiothoracic surgical patients are seen on a daily basis by the NPs as well as a surgeon. Once discharged, patients are seen by a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Surgery Clinic or Thoracic Surgery Clinic in approximately two weeks. In the interim, the nurse practitioners are available to discuss questions you may have regarding your postoperative recovery.



Sylvia Armistead, RN

Sylvia Armistead, RN
Education:
Associates Degree in Nursing, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
Experience:
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA

Sharon Cone, MSN, FNP-C

Sharon Cone, MSN, FNP-C
Education:
Masters of Science in Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Certification:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners–Family Nurse Practitioner
Experience:
Sentara Heart Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Norfolk, VA

Denise C. Cox, RN, MSN, FNP-C, CPNP

Denise C. Cox, RN, MSN, FNP-C, CPNP
Education:
Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX - 2003
Certification:
American Nurse Credentiialing Center- Family Nurse Practitioner
Experience:
Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Virginia Beach, VA
Sentara Heart Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Norfolk, VA

Meaghan DeHart, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Meaghan DeHart, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Education:
Masters of Science in Nursing Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Certification:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Experience:
Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA
Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

Arina Donahue, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Arina Donahue, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC
Education:
Masters of Science in Nursing Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Certification:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Experience:
Sentara Heart Hospital, Norfolk, VA
Chester County Hosptial, West Chester, PA
Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

Shirley Hartman, MSN, FNP-C

Shirley Hartman, MSN, FNP-C
Education:
Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
Certification:
American Nurse Credentiialing Center- Family Nurse Practitioner
Experience
Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Virginia Beach, VA
Sentara Heart Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Norfolk, VA

Julia Lea King, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Julia Lea King, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
Education:
Master of Science in Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC
Certification:
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Experience
Sentara Heart Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery Program, Norfolk, VA
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Maxine Lyons, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Maxine Lyons, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Education:
Masters of Science in Nursing, Hampton University, Hampton, VA
Certifications:
American Nurse Credentialing Center-Family Nurse Practitioner
Experience:
Sentara Heart Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Norfolk, VA
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY

Jennifer L. Whaley, MSN, FNP-C

Jennifer L. Whaley, MSN, FNP-C
Education:
Master of Science in Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Certification:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Experience:
Sentara Heart Hospital, Norfolk, VA

Jennifer R. Ward MSN, RN

Jennifer R. Ward MSN, RN
Education:
Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP candidate, The George Washington University
Master of Science in Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC
Certification:
Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
Advanced Certified Hospice Palliative Nurse
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner
End of life Nursing Education Consortium, Advance Practice Registered Nurse
Experience
Sentara Heart Hospital, Cardiothoracic Nurse Practitioner
Sentara Medical Group: Palliative Care Specialists, Advance Practice Clinician
Long Term Care of Virginia, Adult Nurse Practitioner