Cheryl Behm retired as the EMS Coordinator for Fairview Hospital after 43 years of service in the Cleveland Clinic system. She transferred from Lakewood Hospital where she held the EMS coordinator position there for over 30 years. After graduating from the Ohio State University College of Nursing with her BSN, she started her career in the CCU at Lakewood Hospital. At that time, she began working with the rescue squads on the West Side of Cleveland. Cheryl taught many of the paramedics on Cleveland’s West Side the skills needed in the pre-hospital setting. She has been involved with WESHARE for many years, providing EMS education to paramedics of nine West Side suburbs. During her years at Lakewood, Cheryl also had many different roles. After functioning in the CCU as the assistant clinical nurse manager, she worked as Critical Care Instructor, clinical nurse manager of Lakewood’s Emergency Department, Clinical Care Coordinator, staff nurse, and most recently, Trauma Program Manager at both Lakewood Hospital and Huron Hospital. During her tenure at Lakewood, she functioned as the hospital’s EMS coordinator. Cheryl also worked as a nurse recruiter and staff development instructor. She taught in both the Tri-C and LCCC Paramedic programs during the early years of those programs. In her spare time, she also was a Parish Nurse for Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Lakewood. She has been married to Randy for 28 years and lives in Westlake.
We wish Cheryl a happy and healthy retirement and thank her for her dedicated service to the Cleveland Clinic as well as the EMS communities that she touched through education and friendship.
Thank you Cheryl for all you have done for us!!!