FCW Insider: Nancy Ferris retires
Government Health IT
senior editor Nancy Ferris is winding up a 30-year career, retiring at
the end of the month. Those of you read Government Health IT, a sister
publication to FCW in 1105 Government Information Group, may have some
idea what a loss this is.
Here's how GHIT editor Paul McCloskey put it in an e-mail to all of us:
I wanted everyone to know that regretfully for us, but happily
for her, Government Health IT senior editor Nancy Ferris has announced
she is retiring at the end of this month.
Because she works from her home office, most of you probably
don’t know Nancy well. That’s too bad because for the last three years
we’ve had a real pro in our midst.
Nancy is winding up a three-decade-long career that featured
stops as a reporter and editor at the venerable Washington Star
newspaper, as managing editor of Government Computer News, as
technology editor for Government Executive magazine, and
editor-in-chief of PlanetGov.
So it’s been a privilege for me to have worked with her at her
last stop before retirement. In talking about our beat and in (lightly)
editing her work, she has taught me more about health care and IT – and
how to cover it – than anyone else I know. She’s also a true expert in
the economical use of words to make sense of the thorny policy stories
that always crop up in government health IT.
I’m going to miss our collaboration and friendship. Please join
me in wishing Nancy the best as she pursues her avocations – and
continues to cultivate her garden.
Posted by Michael Hardy on Dec 18, 2008 at 12:18 PM