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T he 4-minute mile was thought to be an impossible feat. Hopelessly out of reach, said the experts. But in 1954, a University of Oxford medical student named Roger Bannister ran the first-ever 4-minute mile and proved the experts wrong. Just as milers have been striving against the clock for years, sur- gical facility leaders have been struggling to bust through the barriers preventing them from achieving faster room turnovers. But a 3-minute turnover? Just like a 4-minute mile, humanly impossible, right? Don't tell that to Lilah De Vito, RN, BA, CVOR, CNOR, who saw firsthand what 3-minute Breaking the 3-Minute Turnover Secrets to cleaning rooms in record time — and not missing a spot. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 4 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8

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