About Us

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a tertiary care, regional referral center offering complex and comprehensive medical and surgical care for children. The hospital’s medical staff is comprised of pediatric specialists in more than 32 medical and 13 surgical specialties.

During 2014, Driscoll had more than 77,000 clinic visits and performed more than 7,000 surgeries. Driscoll was the first hospital in South Texas to provide emergency services exclusively for children, and in 2014 the hospital had more than 35,700 ER visits. Driscoll was also the first hospital in South Texas to perform an organ transplant.

Other Facts About Driscoll Children’s Hospital:

  • Serving 31 counties and 33,000 square miles of South Texas
  • 250 doctors on Medical Staff in more than 30 specialties
  • Approximately 1,800 employees and 300 volunteers
  • 9th largest employer in Corpus Christi
  • 18-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • 41-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • 8 surgical suites
  • Comprehensive Surgical Services including general surgery, cardiovascular, orthopaedic and neuro
  • Pediatric subspecialty centers located in Harlingen, Laredo, McAllen, Brownsville and Victoria
  • Pediatric Cardiology clinics
  • Child Abuse Resource and Evaluation Team
  • More than 40 pediatric residents
  • One of more than 200 pediatric residency programs in the United States
  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and Del Mar College Affiliations (Affiliated with 25 colleges & universities across Texas and the United States)
  • Accredited with the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
  • More than 4,200 children admitted into hospital in 2014

Driscoll News

October 14, 2015

New ambulance dedicated at Driscoll Children’s Hospital

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July 23, 2015

Driscoll accredited as a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Affiliate Program

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June 15, 2015

Driscoll kidney transplant patient celebrated at water park

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