Meet Our Chaplains

Pastoral Services Staff

Alan Bagnall, MDiv, BCC

  • Board Certified Chaplain, Association of Professional Chaplains
  • Ordained Baptist minister and denominationally endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas
  • Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Clinical Pastoral Education: Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, FL
  • Clinical Pastoral Education: Memorial Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Certificate in Health Care Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • Certified Crisis Response Team Member: (NOVA) National Organization for Victim Assistance

Ana Olivera-Hamm, LCDC

  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Department of State Health Services and the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Ordained Minister, International Convention of Faith Ministries
  • Bachelor of Arts, Minnesota Graduate School of Theology
  • Pursuing Master of Divinity, Minnesota Graduate School of Theology
  • Clinical Pastoral Education: Driscoll Children's Hospital
  • Certified Crisis Response Team Member: (NOVA) National Organization for Victim Assistance

Professional Chaplaincy

Our Chaplains have accomplished becoming or are in the process of becoming Board Certified Chaplains through the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). The APC is an important national organization that certifies Chaplains and implements standards for the provision of pastoral care.

The links below are to documents that will help in understanding aspects of Professional Chaplaincy and how they impact DCH. They are an excellent source of information.

Cultural and Spiritual Sensitivity: A Learning Module

Guidelines for the Chaplain's Role in Healthcare Ethics

Additional resources can be found under Professional Resources in the Reading Room of the APC Web site at

Contact Information

Driscoll Children's Hospital
Pastoral Services

3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

(361) 694-5491

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(800) 735-2989

Patients & Families


Driscoll Children's Hospital adds eight AEDs to non-clinical areas

February 12, 2015
Driscoll Children's Hospital purchased eight Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), which will be placed in non-clinical areas of the hospital courtesy of a generous donation from the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children's Hospital. The $15,800 donation will help make every hospital visitor - including friends and families of patients...

Once-fragile preemies and their families reconnect with Driscoll staff at NICU Reunion

October 13, 2014
DSC_0448 Infants in Driscoll Children's Hospital's...

Hospital's patients to have signing for Christmas book they created

October 13, 2014
Allison Shaffer is a burgeoning young writer, but she already knows the key to being a great author - create stories that come from personal experience. That's what the 17-year-old former Driscoll Children's Hospital patient did when she wrote "Tiny, The Small Christmas Tree," a Christmas book written by Shaffer and illustrated by...

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...