Heritage announces regional manager of skilled nursing operations

Jeremy Rutter, Heritage vice president of Skilled Nursing Operations has announced that Mark Smeltzer, LNHA has been named the Regional Manager of Skilled Nursing Operations.

A graduate of Grove City College with Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Smeltzer earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from Slippery Rock University in 2014, and has extensive experience in the senior care industry, previously serving as the director of operations and administrator of multiple senior living communities in Western New York. Most recently, Smeltzer served as a financial analyst for the Heritage Ministries Management Company and the administrator of record at The Park, a Heritage rehabilitation and skilled nursing community in Jamestown.

He shared, “I am excited to be able to continue serving the residents and staff at Heritage in this new capacity. It is an honor to be able to continue to build on the excellent care we provide and to continue to develop new and innovative ways to promote hope, dignity and purposeful living to all of the residents entrusted to our care.”

Smeltzer will provide operation oversight of Heritage rehabilitation and skilled nursing communities in western New York and Pennsylvania to guide compliance with all federal and state regulations, and will work to promote Heritage’s mission, through continuing to ensure the highest level of care is provided for those entrusted to their care.

Heritage Ministries was founded as the Orphanage and Homes of the Free Methodist Church in 1886 and has grown from its original campus in Gerry, NY, to six locations in New York with additional affiliations in the states of Washington, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. As a not-for-profit provider of senior care and housing, Heritage is a leader in the industry, employing approximately 1,500 team members, and serving over 2,500 individuals annually. With locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Washington, Heritage and its affiliates provide rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, independent retirement housing, and assisted living. The Homestead Stables provides intergenerational equestrian opportunities as well as boarding, training, and lessons. In addition, childcare is provided at two campuses, allowing for intergenerational programs.

For more information on Heritage Ministries, please visit www.heritage1886.org.