Pete is a loving husband and father of three sons. He has personally experienced the need for Hospice Care living through the loss of his sister to cancer; she is one of the inspirations behind the development of this resourceful and helpful radio show. Beyond his personal journey with Hospice Care, Mr. Persaud has an extensive background in the medical care field. He has been practicing respiratory care for over 36 yrs. He spent 5 yrs serving in the Army. He attended the Respiratory Specialist Program in the military in San Antonio and trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. Pete graduate from Manhattan College City University in NYC. He has 22 yrs of managerial experience as a director of respiratory care, pulmonary rehabilitation and radiology department.
He has extensive experience working in neonatal and pediatric ICU at Cook Children’s Hospital for 20 yrs. He has also worked at JPS for 4 years, Kindred Hospital Southwest for 15 yrs as the Director of Respiratory Care, Radiology and Pulmonary Rehab Department, Life Care hospital for 2 yrs (all in TX); Jamaica Medical Center in Jamaica Queens for 8 yrs as an Assistant Director, his Clinical training at Cornell Medical Center, Sloan Kettering Medical Center, New York University Medical Center and Booth Memorial Hospital in Queens, NY. Mr. Persaud is currently based in TX and is with Healthsouth Nursing & Rehabilitation in Arlington as a Lead therapist.
He is a respiratory consultant at Willow Bend Nursing & Rehab in Mesquite, and at Long Meadow Nursing & Rehab in Justin. He has close relationships with physicians in pulmonology, internal medicine, infectious diseases, rehab, pain management, cardiology, nephrology, G.I, urology, etc. Pete has 18 yrs in the LTAC facility that includes marketing, patient care and physician development. 12 yrs of respiratory care in the acute hospital setting including trauma, delivery room, burn unit, etc.; 3 yrs in the nursing & rehabilitation arena including respiratory assessment, oxygen therapy, and ventilator/ Bipap management. Pete also has 15yrs in business development in the long term acute care (LTAC). Currently Pete is developing his respiratory care consulting business.
Hospice is a special healthcare option for patients and families who are faced with terminal illness. A multi-disciplinary team of, physicians, nurses, CNA’s, social workers, bereavement counselors and volunteers working together to address physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient. The hospice team provides care to patients in their own homes or a home-like setting regardless of the patient’s age or ability to pay. There are many things to consider when making a decision about hospice. While we understand that everyone’s situation is unique, many of the questions can be answered. That is the mission behind this radio show.