When Jeremy Rutter left the Coast Guard, his next job took him where a lot of retired Coast Guard and Navy veterans go.
“I started in a hospital boiler room,’’ Rutter said. “You find a lot of us from the Coast Guard and Navy there.’’
Rutter spoke about his background and journey that landed him last October in Clinton as the new President and CEO of Community Wellness Partners. Rutter was the featured speaker at the annual Clinton Chamber of Commerce meeting conducted through Zoom.
After leaving military service, Rutter said he used the GI Bill and enrolled at SUNY Poly part-time, working toward a degree in Health Service Management. That new career interest came from working full-time for a hospital and seeing all that went in to the process of healthcare.
Rutter said he found a love for working in nursing homes and long-term care. “You can form wonderful relations with residents over time,’’ he said.
He earned his Master’s in Public Administration from Villanova University and began his new profession in Binghamton. A move to Jamestown provided his first role as a nursing home administrator and then…