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
  • 265 doctors on Medical Staff in more than 30 specialties
  • More than 2,000 employees and 353 volunteers
  • 6th 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
  • 51 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)
  • 3,717 Admissions and 2,899 Observation patients in 2016
  • More than 37,500 Emergency Room visits

Driscoll News

January 24, 2020

Driscoll’s Transition to Professional Nurse Program accredited with distinction by national program

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January 23, 2020

Fiesta de los Niños’ proceeds will go toward supporting Driscoll Heart Program

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January 22, 2020

Driscoll sponsoring free CPR courses

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