About Us

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a 189-bed pediatric tertiary care center with more than 30 medical and surgical specialties offering care throughout South Texas, including Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Victoria, and Laredo. Through the vision and generosity of its founder, Clara Driscoll, Driscoll Children’s Hospital opened in 1953, becoming the first, and remains the only, free-standing children’s hospital in South Texas. In 2017, Driscoll had over 180,000 patient visits, including over 43,000 patients seen at South Texas’ first emergency room created exclusively for children.



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
  • 51-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

November 16, 2018

Driscoll hosts Special Dinner for NICU families

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November 16, 2018

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Celebrates World Diabetes Day

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November 8, 2018

Organ donors and their families to be honored at Driscoll ceremony

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