It’s a tough time to be a health care worker, but for those of us in the community who may need to utilize their service, we are especially grateful for employees like Candace Wieger. When not helping our members at the Washburn drive-through, Candace also volunteers as an Emergency Responder and ambulance driver in the McLean County region.
“We make sure we are doing what we can to protect us more,” she assures us as she assists during this time of heightened concern for medical providers. Like many other health-care resources, she and her fellow volunteers are stocking up on additional gear and supplies.
Candace’s career spans more than just her work with Dakota West and her work continuing to train to become a certified EMT, her past work includes studying nursing and even working in Fantasyland at the Walt Disney World Resort. As if she isn’t multi-faceted enough, she also supports the staff of Dakota West with I.T. and technical support.
When the weather allows, she gets out and snowmobiles and enjoys traveling (especially visiting family and friends in Florida), but she also appreciates the individualized help she gives to our seasonal members when they return each spring. Regardless of the work she does in our branches or in our community, we value and appreciate having Candace as a part of the Dakota West team.