“No matter what else is going on, you get his full attention.”
It’s a day like any other day in the Emergency Department: one man with a broken leg, another with a head injury, a child having an asthma attack, a woman giving birth. All at the same time.
Yet, as ED physician Dr. Sheik Cale rushes from one emergency to another, he gives no hint of being rushed. He spends as much time comforting each patient as he does tending to their medical needs.
“I stabilize the patient as fast as I can, but you can’t ignore the human touch,” says Dr. Cale. “No matter what else is going on, when I walk into a patient’s room, they deserve my full attention, a warm smile, and reassuring words.”
Dr. Cale is as dedicated to the wellbeing of the department as he is to the individual patients who come there. “Dr. Cale consistently works well past his designated shift in order to see more patients, help the physicians who are currently on shift, and facilitate patient flow,” says Alec Jamieson, RN, ED charge nurse.
All this while paying special attention to the needs of his colleagues.
“Dr. Cale is extremely supportive of the staff. He is always available to help with personal issues or answer questions about patient care,” says Judy