On April 1, 2008, Wave Healthcare opened its doors to provide a unique level of respiratory care to children throughout Texas. Focused on improving the lives of their patients and their caretakers, Rodney Gray founded the company with a strong conviction. Rodney took out a second mortgage and had the vision to disrupt the market. 15 years later, his company now serves over 2500 patients a month throughout Texas. We’re excited to showcase Wave Healthcare as Texas innovators.
Improving Technology to Save Lives
The attention to their patients, unwavering determination to make the lives of healthcare workers easier, and continuously improving their technology sets them apart from the rest. When you decide to take on ventilators as your primary focus, the worst thing that could happen would be to have a child die in the hands of a caretaker who was ready and willing to care for the child, but the technology failed them. Wave Healthcare sets the bar for respiratory care in their patients and their technology supports them.
Adel Bougatef, MD, PhD
Dr. Bougatef, as a clinician for more than 30 years in intensive care medicine, has acquired a strong expertise in respiratory rehabilitation and mechanical ventilation technology.
In this special feature, Dr. Bougatef speaks to the innovation behind the respirator, as well as what the future will hold for respiratory care as we face challenges such as COVID-19.
Texas Innovators is a digital magazine and news platform that celebrates the achievements of our neighbors. Across Texas, people are working every day to make our lives better. The social worker who figures out a unique way to affect the lives of children, the researcher working on a cure for cancer, or the business owner who has identified a niche in a growing market. We are proud to showcase the people in Texas who are innovating, trailblazing, and making us better as a whole.