Hospital Week Profiles: Britney WeirichMay 15, 2019
When Britney Weirich started her freshman year at Iowa State University, she started studying business. “I went with business, because I felt like it would cover lots of areas,” Britney said. Soon after she reunited with a high school friend, her now husband Logan Weirich. “Logan returned from the National Guard and decided to start school at Iowa State and that is where we met back up, started dating and the rest is history.”
Wanting to be closer to home, Britney transferred to the University of Nebraska – Omaha, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business and then began her first job at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce. “I started as an office assistant and then worked my way up to Programs Director.” Britney loved developing events and working with all of the chamber members to better the Atlantic area. But, the long and inconsistent hours of the position were not aligning with their family goals. “Logan and I knew we wanted to have a family and finding a position that would support that was exactly what I was looking for.”
This is where Cass County Health System came in. It all started with Don Johnson, previous Chief Human Resources Officer at Cass County Health System. “Don took a chance on me. I had no previous HR experience. But he told me you hire for personality and you can train the skill.” She left the chamber initially for the CCHS benefits package, “I couldn’t say no to the benefits CCHS had to offer, but I stay for the people.”
Britney just celebrated her five year anniversary with CCHS last year as the HR Assistant and can’t see herself anywhere else. “I have found my people.” A few of her duties include processing employment applications, assisting fellow employees with their benefits selection, assisting in hiring new employees, managing payroll, and publishing a weekly employee newsletter. “Every day is a little different, which I like. I can’t do anything with the clinical side, but I can support those who do. It’s very rewarding.”
The Weirichs now live in Lewis with their two children Olivia (4) and Owen (2), and they are expecting a third child due in August. Logan owns and operates the family business, Weirich Welding Plus. They have plans to build a home outside of Lewis to continue to be close to the family business. “We both grew up in the country and we look forward to giving that same experience to our family.” Britney is most excited to decorate her new home, “I love going to vintage markets and junk shows, I have already started my collection for the new house.”
When Britney is not hunting for new décor to make her new house a home, she loves spending as much time as she can with her family. “We love going to the Omaha zoo a few times a year. The penguin exhibit and the zoo train are our always on our must do list.” The Weirichs can also be spotted camping on the weekends at various locations around Cass County, but their favorite is Lake Anita State Park. “Lake Anita is our absolute favorite place to camp, we love that the spots are right on the lake and we have access to the great walking trail.”
Thank you Britney for everything you do for Cass County Health System!