El Paso, Texas (KTSM) — The Trauma Center at University Medical Center has a new name. This morning, University Medical Center Foundation announced the dedication and unveiling of the Scherr Legate Trauma Center.
The announcement comes after a one million dollar gift from El Paso lawyers James Scherr and Sam Legate.
"We can see more patients more quickly and do more of the same operations at the same time. It makes the doctors happy because they get to take care of more patients and see more patients," explained Dennece Knight with the University Medical Center Foundation.
James Scherr made the donation after he was hospitalized at UMC and says he experienced first-hand just how important the hospital is to the El Paso community.