Pender Community Hospital Fills Chief Financial Officer, Little Sprouts Director Positions

PENDER – Two new faces are being welcomed to a northeast Nebraska community.

According to a release from Pender Community Hospital, PCH named their new CFO Beth Wewel, MPA and the new director of Little Sprouts Child Development Center, Ashley Tremayne-Ziska.

Wewel earned a master’s degree in public administration and has accrued two decades of financial experience in the healthcare industry and continued her education while earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her combination of education and experience provides her with the skills necessary to successfully manage the financial needs of Pender Community Hospital.

In addition to working for multiple healthcare systems, Wewel worked at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services where she helped increase revenue, streamline financial processes and balance budgets—all while helping to create an exceptional patient experience. The talent for financial analysis, leadership and strategic planning make her ideal for Pender Community Hospital’s CFO position. Beth is excited to join the community and enjoy the best that rural living has to offer.

Tremayne-Ziska is a mother of four and passionate about providing a nurturing and educational environment for children. She graduated from UNK with a bachelor’s degrees in history and social science education with an emphasis in sociology and is pursuing a master’s degree in school counseling.

After serving as the youth theater program director at the Sioux City Community Theater, Tremayne-Ziska was inspired to follow her passion to work with children and join the Little Sprouts team. She is excited to find new ways to foster social and emotional development in children through educational and engaging programs.

Tremayne-Ziska enjoys meeting new people and is eager to get to know more families in the community.

Pender Community Hospital dates back to 1913 as over the years, PCH has become a model of an effective Rural Health System. Through the loyalty and generous support of everyone making up the hospital district, plus the dedication of the medical staff, board of directors and hospital staff, Pender Community Hospital continues to deliver top quality health care. Visit for more information.