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.
“Improve the health of adults and you give them back their health … Improve the health of children and you give them their life.”
Remembering always our commitment to relieve suffering and meet the needs of children, it is the mission of Driscoll Children’s Hospital to offer hope and healing in an environment of trust, compassion and care.
To be the regional and international leader in children’s services through innovation and excellence in healthcare, advocacy, education and research.
Values – Driscoll C.A.R.E.S.
Sharing how Driscoll CARES about Quality is our commitment to you.
C – Customer Satisfaction
Driscoll Children’s Hospital is committed to providing the best service to our patients and families. To better serve our customers, Driscoll works with a private surveying company to give us feedback from the families we serve. Your input helps Driscoll to improve how we care for your child.
A – Advocacy for Children
The Joint Commission has a list of patient goals to help us provide safe, quality care to our patients. Driscoll Children’s Hospital works toward meeting and exceeding these goals for safe patient care.
R – Respect for Others
Driscoll is proud of the people who work together to provide care for our patients. Employee satisfaction is very important to Driscoll.
E – Excellence in All We Do
Driscoll Children’s Hospital has been awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM.
S – Stewardship of Resources
Driscoll Children’s Hospital revenue comes from patient services, donations and investment income. These funds provide necessary staff, supplies, support services, upgrades to equipment and allow the creation of new programs and services for the children of South Texas.