About Us

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a 189-bed pediatric tertiary care center with pediatric specialists representing 32 medical and 13 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 2016, Driscoll had almost 171,000 patient visits, including nearly 38,000 patients seen at South Texas’ first emergency room created specifically for pediatrics.



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

September 25, 2017

Driscoll Rio Grande Valley oncology patient enjoys day of bowling at annual celebration

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September 21, 2017

Valley Driscoll dialysis patient proud of her holiday card artwork

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September 19, 2017

Driscoll patients to be treated like stars as holiday cards unveiled

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