Driscoll Children's Hospital Celebrates 60 Years in South Texas


Driscoll Children's Hospital Timeline 1953-2013

A look at 60 years of caring for the children of South Texas.


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The staff welcomed us with open arms

On Friday, May 31, Montanna was playing outside with her daddy when she jumped off the trampoline and broke her arm just above her elbow. We left our local emergency room about 11:30 p.m. that night. When we [read more]

I beat the odds. Driscoll saved my life

I would like to thank everyone at Driscoll Children's Hospital who helped me while I was a patient. At the age of 10 I contracted meningococcemia. I was given only a slim chance of survival and my parents were told that [read more]

I am really thankful for all the care, attention and love

On Nov. 15, 2012, my little Angel came into the world. I was the happiest mom in the world but I knew something was wrong. At two days old he was diagnosed with a bowel obstruction (atresia). Angel arrived on a [read more]

The comfort and support we received at Driscoll Children's Hospital has never left our hearts

Not a moment goes by that I don't think about our beautiful Brianne. Brianne was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. It was a term that I had never heard. When I found out about her diagnosis and she was [read more]

I have grown up here over the years

I am a Driscoll Children's Hospital employee and have been working there the majority of the last 12 to 13 years. I always heard stories from my mom that I was a patient there when I was a newborn in April 1975. [read more]

Thanks to those angels who took care of my miracle baby

Adam was a 24 week baby who had to be born on December 30, 2007, with a weight of 1 pound and 14 ounces; his due date was April 11, 2008. He was admitted to Driscoll four days after he [read more]

I am a survivor of cancer. It can be beat.

My name is Katie. I am 29 years old and have been in remission since I was 9. I was diagnosed when I was 7 years old and went through two years of chemo and treatment. I [read more]

Nurses and doctors have forever changed our lives

Jailynn was born with a life-threatening heart condition known as pulmonary stenosis. Hours after her birth, she was flown to Driscoll Children's Hospital, where she had her first [read more]


Contact Information

Driscoll Children's Hospital
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

(361) 694-5000
(800) DCH-LOVE or (800) 324-5683

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(800) 735-2989
Clara Driscoll was a patriot, a cattlewoman and a philanthropist. Driscoll Children's Hospital is Clara Driscoll's gift to South Texas.
Driscoll Children's Hospital began with 25 beds and reached a full capacity of 110 beds within a year.
In 1953, Driscoll served children from five South Texas counties, today it serves 31.
Clara Driscoll
In the Beginning
South Texas

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Driscoll Health Plan earns national award

November 24, 2014
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May is National Trauma Awareness Month

May 05, 2014
Remember to always wear your helmet!
CORPUS CHRISTI - According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more children ages 5 -14 go to emergency rooms for bicycle related injuries than with any other sport, many are head injuries. It is important to keep your head safe and always wear a helmet when participating in a wheeled sport. Here are some tips from...

Driscoll's kidney transplant recipients come from all over South Texas for annual Reunion

April 28, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - On Saturday, Driscoll Children's Hospital will celebrate seven years of renal transplants with patients and their families at the annual Transplant Reunion. For nearly 10 years, Driscoll's Kidney Center has offered comprehensive kidney care to the children of South Texas, including transplantation, general nephrology...

Driscoll's Teddy Bear Hospital is a chance for patients to be the doctors

April 08, 2014
WHAT: Patients will be the doctors tomorrow during a Teddy Bear Hospital organized by the Stripes Child Life Program at Driscoll Children's Hospital. The event allows children to become more familiar with the medical equipment and procedures involved in their treatment. They'll choose their teddy bear, give it a...

April is Child Safety Month

April 01, 2014
Driscoll Children's Hospital's Injury Prevention Program team
CORPUS CHRISTI - Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age one through 12 years old. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash data, in 2010 almost an average of two children were killed and 325 were injured each day. This fatality rate could be reduced...