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Borgess Lee Medical Center

The story of Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital is linked to the history of Dowagiac through the remarkable story of the Lee family. The daughter of Philo Beckwith, who founded the Round Oak Stove Company in 1869, was Kate Beckwith-Lee. Her husband, Fred Lee, built a mansion and gave it as a wedding present to their daughter, Mary Lee Bishop.

After Mary’s untimely death in 1910, Fred donated the building to the Sisters of Mercy in Dubuque, Iowa, as a memorial to her. In 1918 the Sisters of Mercy opened Lee Memorial Hospital and managed it until 1946.

At that point, the facility was purchased by the Sisters of Saint Joseph Health System, which owned and managed Borgess Health. The name was changed in 2000 to Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital. As part of Borgess Health, Borgess-Lee is now a member of Ascension Health, which offers the largest continuum of nonprofit health care services in the United States.

Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, 420 West High Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047, (269) 782-8681
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the benefits available to Borgess-Lee staff members:
  • Health, dental, disability and life insurance plans
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Sick child care
  • Educational loans/scholarships
  • Pharmacy/supplies purchasing plan
  • Shift premiums and flexible scheduling
  • Flexible spending accounts, tax-sheltered annuities and direct payroll deposit
  • And so much more . . .
  • Mission, Values and Vision
    The purpose of Borgess Health is to be a values-based health system continuing the healing mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph and responding to the needs of those we serve.

    Our commitment to those we serve respects the dignity of human life and actively responds to the needs of the poor.

    We are called to:

  • Service of the Poor - generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need

  • Reverence - respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life

  • Integrity - inspiring trust through personal leadership

  • Wisdom - integrating excellence and stewardship

  • Creativity - courageous innovation

  • Dedication - affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

    Borgess Health will be the best place for patients to receive comprehensive health care services by delivering a unique blend of applied research, advanced clinical care and exceptional customer service in a fiscally prudent manner.

    In pursuing this vision, Borgess will differentiate itself based on the basis of a recognizably different care model and specific services that cannot be found elsewhere in the region.
  • Services & Specialties
    Services & Specialties
  • Cardiac Services
  • Lymphedema Program
  • Personalized Rehabilitation
  • High-Tech Diagnostic Imaging & Laboratory
  • Surgical Services
  • Compassionate Inpatient Care
  • The Power of Prevention & Education
  • Comprehensive Multi-Specialty Clinics
  • Contact
    Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital or the Lee Memorial Medical Group? Please contact our human resources department at (269) 783-3084