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Care Coordinators

When treatments seem like a complex maze, Cancer Care Coordinators guide you through your experience at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.

In your journey toward wellness, your care plan may call for multiple treatments, in more than one setting, over an extended period of time, and with multiple health care providers.

Add that complexity to the stress of the disease itself, and it's easy to see how you can feel lost and possibly overwhelmed. The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute steps in to offer you a "GPS navigator" to lead you along your pathway of care: a Cancer Care Coordinator.

As key members of our comprehensive team, our Care Coordinators are here to assist and walk with patients through the treatment process, from scheduling appointments for tests, procedures and surgery, to putting them in touch with the latest clinical trials and physician experts.

Breast Care Coordinator

Elizabeth Joannou, RN

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Gastrointestinal (Gi) Care Coordinator

Thelma Brooks, RN, BSN
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Genitourinary (GU) Cancer Coordinator

Laura Forleo, RN, BSN
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Gynecologic Oncology Care Coordinator


Denise Cochran, MSN, ARNP-BC
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Head and Neck Cancer Coordinator

Laurie Amodeo, MSN, ARNP, AOCNP
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Neuroscience and Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

Brandi Ligon, RN, BSN, CNRN
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Thoracic Cancer Coordinator

Brenda Rzeszutko, MSN, ARNP-BC
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Osceola County Cancer Care Coordinators

Teri Collard
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Katina Wilson
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Request an Appointment

Cancer Care Coordinators can be reached by email or phone, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. EST. To schedule an appointment with a Care Coordinator, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.

Your free call will be answered by a specially trained oncology health care professional and remain confidential. No insurance authorization or referral is necessary. If calling after hours, please leave a detailed message, and you will be contacted within one business day.