Knute Nelson, Walker merge


Knute Nelson and Walker Methodist, two esteemed leaders in the aging services field, have successfully merged, marking a transformative step forward in their shared commitment to enhancing the lives of aging adults. The merger, initially announced in July 2023, has come to fruition, positioning the new combined entity to adeptly navigate the ever-evolving health care and senior housing landscape.
The strategic decision to merge reflects the organizations’ commitment to expanding home and community-based services programs, senior living options, and rehabilitation and wellness. By consolidating their efforts, Knute Nelson and Walker Methodist aim to better serve and uplift their workforce, residents, and clients across their integrated continuums of care.
The date also marks the official retirement of Walker Methodist CEO, Scott Riddle, who faithfully guided the organization for a decade. Assuming the role of CEO for the new merged entity is Mark Anderson, who has led Knute Nelson for almost 20 years.
Reflecting on the journey leading to this significant milestone, Anderson expressed, “When Scott and I first explored merging our two organizations, we were united by our shared goals and values. Our commitment to servant leadership became a cornerstone that brought us together, making this transition not only possible but purposeful. It was our dedication to caring for those we serve and those within our teams that propels us into this new era.”


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  • BobMpls

    I've been volunteering with Walker Methodist Communities for the past decade. I find the work very rewarding. I'm the Ambassador of the Music and Memory program at Walker. The program provides a personalized playlist of music on an iPod or MP3 player for people with memory loss. I was excited to learn last year that Knute Nelson and Walker would be merging on January 1st 2024. This will be an exciting time for everyone involved. I look forward to adding the Knute Nelson Communities to the Music and Memory Program. Bob Bayers, Music and Memory Ambassador

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