Driscoll receives $750,000 gift for new pavilion

Driscoll Children’s Hospital recently received a $750,000 gift from EPIC Pipeline for its futuresbright fundraising campaign. The money will go toward the new North Pavilion project currently under construction.

The new North Pavilion will house a new Outpatient Surgery Center on the first floor and an expanded and contemporary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on the second floor. The relocation of the PICU will make way for renovations in other areas of the hospital, including the current Surgical Services Department.

“We are thrilled with the outstanding generosity from EPIC Pipeline to the mission of Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Our $16 million futuresbright campaign has experienced unprecedented and vital philanthropy. We continue to be humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support from our community,” said Mary D. Clark, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Board of Directors member, Co-Chair, futuresbright campaign.

“We are extremely grateful for the generous gift from EPIC Pipeline,” said Eric Hamon, interim President and CEO for Driscoll Health System. “This $750,000 donation will help us reach our campaign goal and successfully complete our North Pavilion construction project, thus helping us continue to care for the children of South Texas.”

“As the newest corporate citizen of the area in and around the Coastal Bend, we feel we will be providing a huge economic impact and wanted to ensure that we also contributed to the good work that Driscoll Children’s Hospital provides to children throughout the region,” said EPIC CEO Phil Mezey.

EPIC Pipeline recently completed Phase One of its 700-mile NGL Pipeline which, when completed in 2019, will link producers’ NGL reserves in the Permian and Eagle Ford Basins to Corpus Christi. EPIC secured a capital commitment last year from funds managed by Ares Management, LP. Since then, work has been underway on the NGL Pipeline which runs side-by-side with the previously announced EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline for most of the route.

EPIC’s NGL pipeline will have a throughput capacity of at least 220,000 barrels per day with multiple origin points in the Delaware and Midland Basins. The company is building a fractionation complex to accommodate the pipeline’s volume.