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 2019, Driscoll had over 141,000 patient visits, including over 46,000 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
  • 263 doctors on Medical Staff in more than 30 specialties
  • More than 2,600 employees and 340 volunteers
  • 7th largest employer in Corpus Christi
  • 18-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • 61-bed Level IV 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
  • 48 Pediatric Residents and 2 Chief Residents
  • One of more than 200 pediatric residency programs in the United States
  • Texas A&M University Affiliation (affiliated with 34 colleges and universities across Texas and the United States)
  • Accredited with the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
  • 3,676 Admissions and 3,199 Observation patients in 2019
  • More than 46,000 Emergency Room visits

Driscoll News

May 19, 2020

Driscoll Children’s Hospital NICU redesignated Level IV

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March 31, 2020

Driscoll at forefront of informing public about COVID-19

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March 17, 2020

Updated Driscoll visitation policy

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