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Cook Children's Heart Center includes cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiac intensivists and nurse specialists who provide state-of-the-art diagnostic medical, interventional and surgical treatment for young patients with heart diseases and defects that they are either born with (congenital) or acquired later.

Cardiology team

Cardiothoracic surgery team

Cardiac intensivist team

Cardiac anesthesiologists team

Meet our outreach coordinator

Dedra Douglas, Outreach Coordinator

Dedra Douglas, Fetal Outreach Coordinator

Dedra Douglas joined Cook Children’s Heart Center in June 2020. She has been a nurse for over 12 years and served in a variety of roles including pediatrics, primary care and most recently ICU. Her current role as Cook Children’s Heart Center Outreach Coordinator is to serve as the designated point-of-contact for our referring providers for any cardiology-related services. Her objectives are to increase communication with providers and make the referral process to Cook Children’s Heart Center as easy as possible.

Dedra is married and has three children. They moved to Texas a few years ago and have loved all the opportunities Texas has brought to their family. She is so excited to be a part of the Cook Children’s family and to help build relationships with providers, all with the end goal of providing the best care possible to our patients.

What can referring providers expect from our outreach coordinator?

  • Timely and consistent communication regarding all referred patients
  • Weekly clinical updates on all of your patients in our facility
  • Monthly list of referred patients in our care
  • Consistent communication regarding patients:
    • Scheduled catheterization procedures
    • Cardiovascular surgery updates
    • Post-surgery status updates
    • Immediate updates on any patients with a status change
  • All phone calls will be returned within 24 hours on weekdays

Contact Dedra
682-885-5264 phone
682-885-7946 fax
heartcenteroutreach@cookchildrens.org

Pediatric nurse practitioners

Sam ShapiroSam Shapiro
RN, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Dana WestcottDana Westcott
RN, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, AC
Jessica NunnallyJessica Nunally
RN, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC
Janice L. RandelJanice L. Randel
RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, AC
Crystal FloresCrystal Flores
RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, AC
Shelly R. DevillierShelly R. Devillier
RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, AC

Appointments and referrals

Rare and complex congenital heart defects don’t always present a clear cut method of treatment. Often, there are multiple ways of approaching the diagnosis. Our physicians also are available to provide second opinions for families seeking alternative treatment options. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-2140.