End it! With routine testing we can end HIV together. By Cordella Lyon, RN Routine HIV testing should be included as …
Cordella Lyon is a Registered Nurse and Program Coordinator of Preventative Screening at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica NY, and her Bachelors of Science in Health Care Administration from New England College. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security at the University of Arizona.
Ms. Lyon implemented the Suboxone Therapy Program at Freehold Primary Care in New Jersey to treat patients with opioid addiction in a private out-patient setting. She is currently employed at Baptist Hospital where she manages their Opt-Out Routine Screening and Linkage to Care program for HIV, HCV, and Syphilis in their eight-county service area.
During her term as Chairperson of the Tri County Center for Elimination of Disproportionalities and Disparities, Ms. Lyon has initiated meaningful change in cross system approach to client and patient care, while opening communications across systems of care. She has also been a regional consultant for the office of Minority Health, is a Regional Co-Chair for the Texas HIV Syndicate, and a member of the Steering Committee to End the HIV Epidemic in Texas. She is an active member in the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (Gulf Coast Chapter) and Golden Triangle Emergency Nurses Association. In 2021, she received a Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Healthcare Hero nomination for her work within the community during COVID-19.