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Heritage Ministries has announced that Jeremy Rutter, Heritage Administrator at The Park in Jamestown, NY and previously at The Village in Gerry, NY successfully has obtained his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Villanova University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Utica.
Prior to his employment with Heritage, Rutter served at the Director of Admissions and Marketing at Bridgewater Center for Rehab and Skilled Nursing, where he also began his Administrator in Training (AIT) internship. In 2014, he accepted the position with Heritage Ministries as Administrator of Record at The Village in Gerry, NY. Rutter became the Administrator at The Park in Jamestown, NY in January 2018.
Jeremy is also a 2016 graduate of Leading Age NY’s Leadership Academy, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Long Term Care. He received the prestigious Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award in 2016 and 2017. During his tenure as Administrator at The Village, the facility has received a number of awards and recognitions including a deficiency-free survey, a five-star rating and a listing in U.S News and World Report as one of America’s Best Nursing Homes.
Rutter currently resides in West Ellicott, NY with his wife Christine and their three children, Jake, Chloe and Phoebe.
Heritage Ministries was founded as the Orphanage and Homes of the Free Methodist Church in 1886. The organization focused its mission on elder care and housing with the elimination of the orphanage in 1965 due to changing regulations. Heritage has grown from its original campus in Gerry, New York, to six locations in New York State, one in the state of Illinois and one in the state of Washington, offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation services. Recent affiliations with Heritage include Hearthstone Communities in Woodstock, Illinois, Vinecroft Retirement Community in Clarence Center, NY, and The Kenney in Seattle Washington. Heritage and its affiliates provide independent and/or assisted living residences for seniors at The Homestead (Gerry, NY), The Woodlands on Southwestern Drive (West Ellicott, NY), Vinecroft (Clarence Center, NY), Orchard Grove (West Ellicott, NY), Hearthstone Communities (Woodstock, Illinois) and The Kenney (Seattle, WA). Rehabilitation and skilled nursing services are provided at The Village (Gerry, New York), The Park (Jamestown, New York), The Green (Greenhurst, New York) and Hearthstone Communities (Woodstock, Illinois). Additionally, Heritage Living at the Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood, NY serves the community by providing an easy-access location for area seniors, and their families, to get answers to questions about the evolving needs of seniors. For more information on Heritage, visit www.heritage1886.org, or call 716-487-6800.