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Greetings











                  The last year has been historic for Driscoll Health   region.
                  System. We have experienced unequaled times,         The Driscoll Health Plan, which provides family
                  from the celebration of our new state-of-the-        healthcare coverage in more than 100 cities in
                  art Pavilion at Driscoll Children’s Hospital to the   South Texas, has seen its membership continue to
                  challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Above it        grow from 165,000 in January 2020, to more than
                  all has been the heroic work of our physicians       209,000 by the end of 2020.  On an annual basis,
                  and employees, along with our board members,         the Health Plan’s revenue now exceeds $838 million.
                  volunteers and donors, who share a devotion to       With five offices located throughout South Texas,
                  expert care, education, outreach and advocacy for    Driscoll Health Plan employs a team of more than
                  the health of all children. They all inspired the theme   450 serving the Nueces and Hidalgo service areas.
                  of this Annual Report, “Heroes.”                     During the pandemic, Driscoll Health Plan earned re-
                  While the pandemic upended lives across the          accreditation from URAC, an independent, nonprofit
                  country, our heroes did not break stride. Their      accreditation entity and was designated as a 5 Star
                  strength and courage — and resourcefulness —         Health Plan (the highest score possible). Health
                  enabled Driscoll Children’s Hospital, our specialty   plans that earn the URAC accreditation seal of
                  centers and clinics and Driscoll Health Plan to      approval are among the best in the nation.
                  maintain safe environments for the children and      One of our great accomplishments, our new Pavilion,
                  families we serve. They also quickly expanded our    brings several enhanced services and technologies
                  telemedicine services. Now we have the capacity to   to Driscoll. It contains a child-friendly Outpatient
                  provide care and outreach services to more children   Surgery Center and Outpatient Lab. And, the Pavilion
                  than ever, regardless of where they live.            is home to a larger, modernized Pediatric Intensive
                  Some of the notable milestones Driscoll Health       Care Unit (PICU) and a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
                  System reached in 2020 have taken us to greater      (CICU). The five-story, 170,000-square-foot building
                  heights in pediatric care, thanks to the hundreds of   includes space for future expansion.
                  heroes who work daily to achieve them.               Our original hero was our founder, Clara Driscoll.
                  Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was          Clara’s vision was to build a hospital to take care
                  redesignated a Level IV NICU, the highest level      of all children, and her generosity made Driscoll
                  of care available for premature and critically ill   Children’s Hospital a reality. Today, Clara Driscoll’s
                  newborns. It remains the only Level IV NICU in the   legacy lives on as we continue to provide exceptional
                                                                       care to children across South Texas in our hospital,
                                                                       specialty centers, and clinics and through our health
                                                                       plan.



                                                                       Sincerely,






                                                                       Lenora Keas                 Eric Hamon
                                                                       Chair                       President and
                                                                       Board of Directors          Chief Executive Officer
                                                                       Driscoll Children’s Hospital  Driscoll Health System
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