STN Town Hall Session “Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity” Recording Now Available

July 30, 2020


The mission of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) is to ensure optimal trauma care across the globe and across the continuum. That mission cannot be accomplished until we address the racial disparities affecting the patients and communities we serve, advocate intentionally for equitable care, and ensure diversity and inclusion in trauma nursing and medicine. We must become individually accountable to make necessary structural changes to achieve social and racial justice.

About the Panelists

Tyonne D. Hinson, DrPH, MSN, RN, NE-BC is Director, Nursing Diversity Initiatives and Nursing Career Lattice Program at Boston Children’s Hospital where she leads enterprise-level initiatives to strengthen recruitment and advancement of all members of nursing’s workforce to promote child health equity, and contributes to patient care-focused diversity, inclusion and health equity activities. With over 20 years’ experience, she blends a strong background in executive nursing leadership, maternal-child health, public and global health, health equity and cross-cultural competencies.

Andrew Bernard, MD, FACS currently serves as the Trauma Medical Director for UK Healthcare and Section Chief for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine. He is past President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the nation's largest organization of trauma providers. His favorite activities are taking care of patients, teaching and mentoring-faculty, fellows, residents, and students. His motto, for patients and providers, is 'Better every day'.