Congratulations to SVMC Retiree, Sandi Garner

A first point of contact for Sierra View patients, Sandi Garner, a dedicated and essential Patient Access Clerk of nearly 24 years is taking on a new chapter - this week…retirement. She’s shifting from assisting patients from obtaining medical care in a fast pace environment to caring for her garden and farm animals and spending time on other hobbies that keep her busy.

Sandi worked in the Emergency Department (ED) where she would greet patients and their caregivers upon arrival in emergent situations. Sandi was proud to work for a department that is in charge of getting patients started with their visit. She also liked that she was a part of the entire health care team that all worked together for the same goal.

“What I liked most about my job at Sierra View was helping whenever I could, because I like to help people and see them feel better,” said Sandi.

Her compassion towards anyone who came through the doors of the ED and her commitment to helping the sickest and most injured, made Sandi the perfect fit for her role here at Sierra View. She was one to perform administrative tasks with high efficiency while always maintaining a positive and professional demeanor.

Sandi got her start in healthcare at the Lindsay District Hospital and came to Sierra View after the hospital in Lindsay closed. She made the transition because she enjoyed doing her part in helping people get the medical care they needed. She also wanted a career that gave her the support she needed and allowed her to raise her son and daughter locally.

“I have enjoyed the many people that I have worked with over the years and I will miss my time at Sierra View, but I look forward to spending time on my farm and with family,” Sandi said.

Congratulations on your retirement Sandi! You have given 100% of yourself every day for our patients, community members and staff. Now it’s time for you to enjoy “playing in the dirt” as you like to say and spending your days with your family, pets and losing yourself in your favorite book.