Driscoll Health System receives Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award

CORPUS CHRISTI – Driscoll Health System has been named a 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in Employee Engagement.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement in healthcare. This award is only given to those organizations who can sustain performance on their employee engagement survey in the top 5 percent of their peer group, healthcare.

“Congratulations to Driscoll Health System for receiving the Guardian of Excellence Award,” said Patrick T. Ryan, Executive Chairman of Press Ganey. “This honor reflects their unwavering commitment to improving the safety, quality and experience of care. Their hard work and dedication are inspiring, and we are proud to partner with them on our shared mission to reduce patient suffering.”

According to Eric Hamon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Driscoll Health System, the award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding and improving the delivery of care. “We are humbled and honored to receive this award. It represents how invested our entire team is in making Driscoll Health System the best it can be.”

About Driscoll Health System …

Driscoll Health System is comprised of Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Driscoll Health Plan, physician practices and clinics, and specialty centers located throughout South Texas.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a not-for-profit 189-bed pediatric tertiary care center with a 61-bed Level IV Advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 18-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and an Emergency Room created specifically for pediatrics. Driscoll is one of eight free-standing children’s hospitals in the State of Texas.

Driscoll offers 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.

Driscoll sees patients in its clinics in Brownsville/Harlingen, McAllen, Laredo/Eagle Pass and Victoria. The Driscoll Health Plan provides insurance coverage to more than 175,000 individuals across South Texas, predominantly children and pregnant women.