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8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A R C H 2 0 2 0 I 'm not a new hire, but I am new to this page. It's been a long and reward- ing journey from joining OSM as an associate editor 17 years ago to being named its editor-in-chief last month. I remember working on my first assignment from a makeshift cubicle in the magazine's former office, a cramped wood-paneled space in a strip mall above a pizza shop. That's where I learned about writing to deadlines and received advice I follow to this day: Call Ann. She knows everything. Ann is Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, chief nursing officer at Surgical Information Systems. You probably know her from the pages of this magazine or perhaps you've seen her tell-it-like-it-is presentations at national conferences. Ann was the first person I interviewed. The specifics of the conversation escape me, but I do recall stopping her mid-sentence when she glossed over something about a Mayo stand. "Wait, what's that?" I asked. Now this was a nugget I could share with readers. "It's a small instrument stand placed next to the OR table," she replied with plenty of patience and, if I'm being honest, a touch of pity. "Interesting," I answered, my excitement building. "Tell me more." We editors pride ourselves on digging for the details that matter most to you. Ann paused for a beat. "There's not much more to it." I've since learned to ask more informed questions and can confi- Wait … What's a Mayo Stand? I've thankfully learned a lot since my first interview. Editor's Page Daniel Cook We editors pride ourselves on digging for the details that matter most to you.

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