Dr. Salman Shaukat, hospitalist, was recognized for the extra time he spent with a patient.
While making his rounds, he stopped in a patient's room on 3 West at Memorial Hospital. Shaukat was concerned she was not eating. The patient did not speak English.
He later brought her a plate of home-cooked food from their shared culture that his wife had prepared. He then spent some time with the patient. He sat with her and shared the meal.
The patient was so thankful for the company, conversation and food. His compassion was very meaningful to her.