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Wells joins Maple View as nurse manager

Valerie Wells, RN, has joined the management team of the Maple View Memory Care Community, according to a news release. In her role as nurse manager, Wells is responsible for coordinating health services to meet the individualized needs of Maple View’s memory care residents and supervising the facility’s caregivers.

Wells has worked in the healthcare industry for over 35 years in an acute care setting. She earned a nursing degree from Trinity School of Nursing.

“Valerie brings a wealth of experience to our organization and is dedicated to promoting a culture that upholds our values of candor, integrity, respect and fun for our residents and employees,” said Lori Soltis, director. “We are thrilled to have her join us and think she’ll be a great fit for our team.”

The View is located at 2905 Elk Drive in Minot, with Maple View next door at 2805 Elk Drive. For additional information, call 852-7700 or visit (LifeAtTheView.com) or (LifeAtMapleView.com).

Jill Hambek

Vitko named care director for Emeritus

Nancy Vitko has joined Emeritus Senior Living as Residential Care Director for their Minot location, Emeritus at Brentmoor. Emeritus at Brentmoor is located at 3515-10th St. SW and offers assisted as well as independent living options for seniors.

Vitko, originally from Garrison, graduated from Minot State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She continued her education at Minot State University and obtained a masters of science degree in health care management. Since 1988, Vitko has worked in a variety of roles in healthcare including quality improvement, care management, discharge planning and most recently as the director of case management for Trinity Health.