Sandy Burden Retires After 29 Years Of Dedicated Service

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DOWAGIAC, MI-Sandy Burden has retired from Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital after 29 years of dedicated service.

“It has been an honor to know and work with Sandy,” said Joy Strand, administrator and chief operating officer, Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital. “Her skill, professionalism and kindness will be greatly missed. We wish her a happy and fulfilling retirement.”

Burden spent most of her career at Borgess-Lee as a charge nurse in the operating room. During her tenure, she also worked on 2 North as a charge nurse, as well as in the special care unit (SCU). “I will always keep in my heart working with Drs. Patel, Wierman, Zaman and Chang, and my wonderful coworkers. We were a very professional team.”

In her retirement, Burden and her husband, Dan, will make a special pilgrimage to visit Paula Deen’s famous restaurant in Georgia. She has plans to spend more time with her grandchildren, attending many of their sporting events and activities. For some fun and recreation, she and her husband will also participate in aqua aerobics classes at the Niles YMCA.

About Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital

For generations, Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital has remained a vital part of the community fabric in Dowagiac and surrounding areas. As a designated critical access hospital, Borgess-Lee continues this legacy, delivering hometown healing with heart to residents in Dowagiac and throughout Cass County. The hospital offers quality care including leading-edge diagnostic and imaging services, responsive 24/7 emergency care, and outstanding cardiac diagnosis and care.