How blessed we are that Clara Driscoll saw the need to establish a children's hospital in South Texas. Since 1953, her kindness and humanity have been felt by generations of South Texans, spanning 33,000 square miles.
Driscoll Children's Hospital was Clara Driscoll's gift to her community. She was well-known throughout Texas for her pioneering spirit and her compassion; she was a South Texas patriot, a businesswoman, the savior of the Alamo; as comfortable on the ranch as she was in the boardroom. Because of her generosity and love of South Texas we are here today fulfilling her legacy -- serving the children of South Texas.
As Driscoll Children's Hospital commemorated its 60th anniversary in 2013, we remembered our history and heritage, celebrated our accomplishments and advancements and looked ahead to the future.
On behalf of the Governing Board and the Senior Leadership Team, we are proud to present our 2013 Annual Report, "Celebrating 60 Years," where you will find photos from our history as well as our accomplishments this past year that made it A Year to Remember; the praiseworthy awards and recognition we earned that were Icing on the Cake; recaps of our annual fundraisers where we were able to Celebrate with Friends; a sneak peak of our Emergency Department renovations And Many More.
Driscoll Children's Hospital has been a friend of the family and a friend of the community for 60 years. Included in these pages is our Community Benefit Report for 2013 that shares a sampling of how we give back: our Gifts to the Community.
We hope you enjoy a look back at our 60th anniversary. Thank you for supporting the mission of Driscoll Children's Hospital and helping us carry on the legacy of Clara Driscoll.