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All of Driscoll's patient care units offer high quality care for the treatment of newborns, infants, and children with life threatening illnesses and injuries.

Driscoll Children's Hospital is a tertiary care regional referral center offering complex and comprehensive medical and surgical care for children. The hospital's medical staff is comprised of pediatric specialists in more than 32 medical and 13 surgical specialties.

During 2012 Driscoll had more than 72,000 clinic visits and performed more than 6,700 surgeries. Driscoll was the first hospital in South Texas to provide emergency services exclusively for children and in 2012 we had more than 34,500 ER visits. Driscoll was also the first hospital in south Texas to perform an organ transplant.

Other Facts About Driscoll Children's Hospital:
  • Serving 31 counties and 33,000 square miles of South Texas
  • 250 Doctors on Medical Staff in more than 30 specialties
  • Approximately 1,800 employees and 300 volunteers
  • 9th Largest Employer in Corpus Christi
  • 20-Bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • 41-Bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • 8 Surgical Suites
  • Comprehensive Surgical Services including General Surgery, Cardiovascular, Orthopaedic and Neuro
  • Pediatric Subspecialty Centers located in Harlingen, Laredo, McAllen, Brownsville and Victoria
  • Pediatric Cardiology Clinics
  • Child Abuse Resource and Evaluation Team
  • More than 40 Pediatric Residents
  • One of more than 200 pediatric residency programs in the United States
  • Texas A&M University Affiliation (Affiliated with 25 colleges & universities across Texas and the United States)
  • Accredited with the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
  • More than 4,800 children admitted into hospital in 2012


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2012 Annual Report

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Contact Information


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

Phone: (361) 694-5000

For information about doing business with Driscoll,
call (361) 694-5021.


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(800) 735-2989
Driscoll opened its doors in 1953 and has continued to grow. During the 1980s and 1990s, an 8-floor tower was added as well as a medical and office complex and parking garage.
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