Meet Our Team
|Troy Bandy MHA, RN
Troy is a Registered Nurse (RN), licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Rockhurst University and Research College of Nursing. After completing his clinical training at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, he began working at The University of Kansas Hospital. His tenure at KU included working as a floor nurse on the Neurology, ENT and Progressive Care Unit and then as a Nurse Case Manager.
His strong commitment to lifelong learning, took him back to obtain his Master of Health Administration (MHA). He continues to strive to stay on top of and develop his clinical background and case management experience by taking continuing education courses and is an active member of Case Management Society of America (CMSA).
|Sarah Wilson MSN, RN
Vice President of Clinical Operations
Sarah is a Registered Nurse (RN), licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. She has worked in healthcare for 20 years. Her love for continued learning has driven her to attain multiple advanced degrees: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is CCRN certified. Her extensive and comprehensive clinical experience in healthcare includes accomplished tenure at The University of Kansas Hospital and Children’s Mercy Hospital.
She continues to strive to stay on top of and develop her clinical background by taking continuing education courses, teaching for the American Heart Association, attending leadership conferences and is an active member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
|Cherished Transitions was founded after our owner was faced with the personal, challenging experience of having to place his ailing grandmother in an appropriate senior living community. As a clinically trained Registered Nurse (RN) and experienced RN Case Manager, he was amazed at the roadblocks he found while navigating the complex senior living community system. He quickly realized how overwhelming and challenging it must be for other families to even know where to begin. This experience further ignited his passion of caring for people and the desire to help others from having to face this challenging and overwhelming decision of finding appropriate senior living community for their loved ones alone.
So Cherished Transitions was born to fulfill the great need that seniors and their families have for guidance and advocacy when facing this difficult decision making process.
Key Elements Discovered
- The corporate placement services seemed more interested in the numbers, not the personal touch he had hoped for.
- The overall process seemed to be unnecessarily complicated creating additional frustration and stress.
- He heard a lot of great sales pitches, but by utilizing his clinical knowledge and not being afraid to ask “the hard questions”, he discovered some concerning things.
These elements and others prompted him to use a simple 3 step process to clear these roadblocks. He uses his years of medical experience to perform an RN clinical assessment to improve upon the assessment based model. He also brought team members on board that share his passion for helping others!
At Cherished Transitions you are never just a number or quota!