2021 MNSA Annual Convention
January 22-23, 2021
Embassy Suites Livonia
19525 Victor Pkwy.
Livonia, MI 48152
Embassy Suites Livonia
19525 Victor Pkwy.
Livonia, MI 48152
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On April 24, 1989, Bill was born with Hypoplastic Left Ventricle Syndrome, a congenital birth defect. That night, he was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where his family was told the only cure would be an infant heart transplant. It was also explained that Bill had 21 days left to live, for if the doctors waited any longer than twenty-one days, the rest of his organs would begin to fail. In the final hours of Bill’s twenty-first day, the phone rang with a donor offer from Ontario, Canada.
That night, on May 16, 1989, Bill became the fourth infant heart transplant ever performed in the Midwest and the eighth in the nation. Years passed, and he never suffered any complications. That was until June 8, 2009, when at the age of 20, Bill was rushed to the hospital where a team of doctors informed him that he was in both end-stage heart and kidney failure. Bill later spent 70 days in the Intensive Care Unit of a Chicago hospital awaiting a double transplant and a second chance at life.
Fortunately, and thanks to the generosity and selflessness of Bill’s second donor, his life was saved again on October 21, 2009. Since returning home from the hospital in 2009, Bill has become an avid spokesperson for organ donation, as well as a motivational speaker. Bill also provides hope for his readers via direct email communication. In 2017, Bill launched Keep Swimming Foundation. A nonprofit organization that aims to provide financial relief to the families of individuals facing long-term inpatient care.
Bill’s personal experience and ability to overcome obstacles has enabled him to share remarks before the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, The American Heart Association, and many other well-respected organizations.
Toy Bartley MBA, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN
Toy Bartley is the Manager of Clinical Transformation for Sparrow Health System. She has 30 years of nursing experience holding a variety of role in the clinical setting and leadership positions. She has led innumerable quality improvement initiatives systemwide, just recently on sepsis and has led Sparrow’s number of certified nurses in critical care and intermediate care units above national average for 3 years in a row due to her review classes. Her work on multidisciplinary team building and multidisciplinary rounding has gained momentum at Sparrow contributing to decreasing length of stay. She is a CCNE nursing school evaluator, item writer for Clinical Nurse Leader national exam and served as a Commissioner for Nursing Certification Board of Commissioners (CNCBOC). She is a recipient of Nightingale award for excellence in education and research. Toy received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, her Master’s in nursing from University of Detroit and recently her Executive MBA from Michigan State University. She is a certified clinical nurse leader, a nationally recognized CNL ambassador, speaker and mentor.
Toy Bartley MBA, MSN, RN, CNL-BC, CCRN Manager of Clinical Transformation Sparrow Health System 1215 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48911 517-364-2932 Toy.Bartley@sparrow.org
Cat Golden, RN, BSN
Her passion for helping nurses find the confidence they need to create their own schedules, take a chance on their dreams and maintain self-care sparked her movement, Nurses Inspire Nurses. She runs the Nurses Inspire Nurses shop and hosts monthly events and coffee talks, as well as, provides free resources to support nurses no matter their location.
She’s shipped thousands of Nurses Inspire Nurses merch out to nurses across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia and has built a six figure business in less than a year.
She takes nurses through her ninety day mentorship program, the LEAP LAND LIVE Method to help them look inside themselves and uncover what they’re truly passionate about. She believes that if nurses embrace their true BEing they will uncover their purpose and be able to live a life they’re obsessed with. Her ultimate goal is to help nurses give back without burnout.
Her motto is LEAP LAND LIVE.
Leap, take a chance on yourself. Land, confidently on your own two feet. Live, a life by your design.
Kimberly Henry MSN, BSN, RN, BC-CNL
I have worked in the healthcare industry for over 25 years and am very passionate about patients and the nurses who care for them. I believe every patient and caregiver has a story, and each can impact the others journey, through the Art of Nursing. My passion for patients and nurses motivates me to continue growing personally and professionally. My Motto “From Mops to Masters”, is a testament of my incredible journey of growth.
I have worked for Sparrow Health Systems for over 20 years in various roles which include: Housekeeper; Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) and Patient Care Technician (PCT) in OB Services; General Medical Surgical RN; Mother Baby Center RN and have worked in my current role as the Assistant Department Manger (ADM) and Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) of two Surgical units and one Intermediate Care unit, for five years.
In my current role, I focus on developing a nurturing and supportive relationship with novice nurses, to ensure their transition from novice to competent nurse is successful. I also use my Clinical Nurse Leader lens to identify Process and Quality improvement initiatives necessary to improve patient, caregiver, and organizational outcomes.
I hold an Associate Degree in nursing from Kellogg Community College; Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan; Master of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University and am currently pursuing my Doctoral Degree in Nursing Practice (DNP) from Wayne State University.
Throughout my career and educational journey, I have been the recipient of the
Graduate Dean’s Citation of Academic Excellence Award from GVSU; Been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; Became a Board-certified Clinical Nurse Leader; and Facilitated a Quality and Process improvement project which received the Quality Excellence award at Sparrow Hospital. My professional affiliations include: The Lansing Area Black Nurses Assoc.; Michigan Assoc. for Healthcare Quality (MAHQ); Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; Michigan Clinical Nurse Leader Assoc. (CNLA).