We would like to take the time to express our sincere regret
at the loss of a special member of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Surgical Family, Ms. Phyllis L. Armstrong. Phyllis began
her surgical services career over 20 years at Memorial Hospital of Gulfport and leaves us very sad without her presence, influence,
and encouragement. She bridged many gaps that existed through the course of time and trained and educated a large number
of staff (nurses and technicians) to the complex world of surgery and sterile technique. Her positive "you can do it"
attitude has inspired many to climb the upward ladder to career progression. She will be sadly missed and our chapter
would like to extend our sympathy to her family, relatives, friends, and all of those whose life was touched by her.