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UMC honors trauma surgeon/PHTLS founder with dedication of McSwain Spirit of Charity Trauma Center

Apr 08, 2016

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 - Press Release: UMC New Orleans Honors Pioneering Trauma Surgeon by Dedicating the Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center

(NEW ORLEANS) – Community leaders and former colleagues, students, friends and family members of the late Norman E. McSwain, Jr. MD, congregated this morning for the renaming of University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans’ Level 1 Trauma Center to the Norman E. McSwain, Jr., MD Spirit of Charity Trauma Center.

“Dr. McSwain was a medical trailblazer and a hero to many,” said Gregory C. Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health and Interim CEO of UMC New Orleans. “We are honoring the legacy of a giant in the field of trauma care and education by renaming the UMC Level 1 Trauma Center to the Norman E. McSwain, Jr., M.D. Spirit of Charity Trauma Center.”

During the dedication, Merry McSwain, Dr. McSwain’s daughter, unveiled a plaque with the new name of the trauma center and a relief of Dr. McSwain. The plaque, which will be placed at the entrance to the Trauma Center, reads “Honoring Dr. McSwain’s passionate devotion to all patients and his pioneering advancements in trauma care and education.” The bottom of the plaque features Dr. McSwain’s favorite question, “What have you done for the good of mankind today?”

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