Community Wellness Partners announces appointment of new CEO


Community Wellness Partners, the affiliation of LutheranCare and Presbyterian Homes & Services – has named Jeremy Rutter, an executive level healthcare professional with 20 years of progressive experience, as its new president and chief executive officer.

In this role, Rutter will have the responsibility for the total administration and operation of both organizations which comprise a network of multi-faceted healthcare communities
serving residents and program participants for more than 150 years.

Rutter takes the affiliation’s helm from retiring CEO Michael Sweeney on Monday, Oct. 25.

Rutter has served for seven years with Heritage Ministries, a faith-based not-for-profit healthcare organization focusing on senior care.

In that period of time, he advanced his scope of responsibilities from Nursing Home Administrator in Jamestown to his current role as the chief clinical officer/vice president of skilled nursing operations in Woodstock, Ill.

A veteran of the Coast Guard, Rutter has a bachelor’s degree in health service management from SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, a master’s degree in public administration from Villanova University and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Gerontology from Concordia University in Chicago. 

Rutter is a licensed nursing home administrator in New York and holds both the American College of Health Care Administrators’ national certification, as well as the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Board’s health service executive certification.

His professional affiliations have included numerous board and cabinet positions including those with LeadingAge Illinois, LeadingAge New York and the Foundation for Long Term Care.

Combining more than 150 years of service to the region, Community Wellness Partners is an affiliation of LutheranCare and Presbyterian Homes & Services.

The faith-based, non-profit organizations offer continuity of health and wellness services for older adults in Oneida County including home care, supportive housing, independent and assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing among other services and programs.


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