NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A pioneer in the trauma medical field is honored with his name on the clinic he helped establish.
Dr. Norman McSwain passed away in July 2015. Today, administrators at Tulane Health System unveiled the new "McSwain First Responders Clinic."
The clinic, started in part by Dr. McSwain, treats police officers, firefighters, and EMS crews on a daily basis..
City officials say Dr. McSwain was a giant in the field of trauma medicine and could often be spotted supporting first responders.
"They were all people who he taught and who he cared for because he knew they cared for his patients out in the field. And he also knew that they protected him everyday, so he could do what he loved. So he had an incredible amount of dedication to this clinic which is why he ran this clinic for years," Tulane Health System CEO Dr. William Lunn said.
The clinic originally known as the 'Police Sick-Call' Clinic sees about 50 first responders each month.