Scheurer Magazine // 2022

RIDING INTO THE SUNSET Terry Lerash reflects back on nearly 50 years in healthcare

VERY FEW THINGS in today’s world last for longer than a news cycle or the latest fad on social media, let alone a handful of years. Then, on the other hand, you have Terry Lerash who is just putting the final touches on nearly 50 years in healthcare, as he retires as Scheurer Health’s President & CEO. Terry’s career has spanned in many directions, but always in the field of healthcare. His last stop has been at Scheurer Health since 2015, when he joined our team as Chief Operating Ošcer (COO) and soon after was introduced as the next President & CEO, stepping into the role that Dwight Gascho forged forward for 26 years. With Terry at the helm of a 488-person ship, Scheurer Health has established care in a fifth local community, added a walk-in clinic in Meijer, upgraded our entire medical record system to Epic Systems, added service lines such as Podiatry, Urogynecology and Behavior Health, renovated a wellness center, oversaw our organization’s first brand overhaul in 30-plus years and of course, led the organization forward through the dark and cavernous times of a worldwide pandemic since March of 2020. That is all just in the last six years. Terry’s journey in healthcare began when he enlisted in the United States Army after graduating from Bad Axe High School. It was at the tail end of the Vietnam War, and he was sent to Fort Sam Houston in


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