Maro Bianco Bañez of Bethany Retirement Living has received Board Certification in Gerontological Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He is the Nurse Manager of the Transitional Care Unit at Bethany on University.
Bañez is a native of Mandaluyong City, Philippines, and earned his Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. Bañez began at Bethany Retirement Living as a Charge Nurse in June 2019 and was named Unit Manager of the Cedar Square nursing unit in February 2020. He has been in his current position since January 2022.
Certification is validation of RN knowledge and competency in a nursing specialty area through successful completion of a comprehensive examination and achievement of other relevant benchmarks, including RN licensure and successful clinical practical experience in that specialty. National certification is recognized as achievement of the highest standard of clinical and leadership competence and serves to ensure employer, residents and families of quality nursing care.
Dawn Hummel RN, Senior Executive of Resident Care at Bethany Retirement Living, said, “Bethany encourages its employees to continually develop their skills and knowledge in order to better serve our residents. Maro is a fine example of the kind of nurse we proudly employ at Bethany. He is driven to learn and grow in his skills and abilities. He does an excellent job in his role at Bethany Retirement Living, providing outstanding leadership in the unit he manages.”
Bethany Retirement Living was founded in Fargo in 1939 and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Bethany provides high-quality care to the elderly in skilled nursing, memory care, rehabilitation, transitional care, assisted living, basic care, senior apartments, and personal care programs.