Important Information

Nursing at Driscoll

Nursing Philosophy

Nursing is the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems. Patient-centered care promotes autonomous decision-making, leadership skills, collaboration with all health team members, is founded on evidence-based standards and research, recognizes nursing's accountability for patient care, care coordination, education and advocacy, and values a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit.

Professional Nursing Practice Standards

  • Is to partner with and advocate for patients, families and loved ones.
  • Is present to touch, heal and teach.
  • Is to collaborate with physicians and health care professionals.
  • Is to provide independent, interdependent and delegated interventions.
  • Is accountable for the outcomes of our interventions.
  • Evolved through research.
  • Values a healthy balance in our own lives.

Professional Approach to Care

Coordinated care is population-based, across the continuum from pre-admission to post discharge, as needed. It is based on the professional nursing practice standards resulting in a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit. It is based on:
  • overall plan of care needs
  • patient's response to care delivered
  • family involvement
  • patient education needs
  • discharge planning needs
  • care settings involved (number and intensity)
  • number of disciplines and specialists involved
  • length of stay

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

Healthcare Professionals


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...

12th annual Radiothon will broadcast live from Driscoll Children's Hospital

March 05, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - On Friday, March 7, K-99 (KRYS 99.1 FM) will team up with Driscoll Children's Hospital for the 12th annual Radiothon. The one-day event will be broadcasted live from the main lobby at Driscoll Children's Hospital beginning at 6 a.m. Listeners can tune in to hear patients, parents, physicians and staff share inspirational...

Valdez brings neurology expertise to Driscoll

February 26, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - Marcos Valdez, MD, has joined Children's Physician Services of South Texas at Driscoll Children's Hospital as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Valdez was previously in private practice in McAllen, Texas for 10 years. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Texas A&M College...

Páez receives certification in pediatric endocrinology

February 17, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - Ana Maria Páez, MD, pediatric endocrinologist at Driscoll Children's Hospital, recently passed an exam administered by the American Board of Pediatrics and is certified in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Páez completed a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center...

Booth receives certification in child abuse pediatrics

February 17, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - Ada Booth, MD, child abuse pediatrician with Driscoll Children's Hospital's Child Abuse Resource Evaluation (CARE) Team, recently passed an exam administered by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and is certified in child abuse pediatrics. Dr. Booth graduated from a child abuse pediatrics fellowship at Nationwide...