New 4 South General Medicine unit to open Jan. 6

The new 4 South General Medicine inpatient unit will be opening for patients on Monday, Jan. 6. The unit is near Elevator C, Level 4, in General Hospital and is an extension of 5 South. The two units will share staff and will serve the same general medicine patient and acute care population.

This is a 13-bed unit with all private rooms. The medical director will be Friederike Fischer, MD, and nursing leadership will consist of Julie Schafer, BSN, RN, CMSRN, nurse manager; Lindsey Jergens, BSN, RN, CMSRN, assistant nurse manager; and Cassie Drees-Duncan, BSN, RN, CMSRN, assistant nurse manager.

The 4 South and 5 South units are in the spaces formerly occupied by the Rossi Guest House.

Questions? Email Ami Gaarde, BSN, RN, MBA, OCN, director, Medical-Surgical Services Division, at