Sen. John Cornyn met with Driscoll leadership on Thursday to receive a tour of the new Driscoll Children's Hospital Rio Grande Valley. The senator delivered remarks at a press conference and participated in a tree planting ceremony at the new not-for-profit designated children’s hospital. “Families and children now have access to 175,000 square feet of […]
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Driscoll’s Daisy Nurse of the Year was recently recognized at a lunch event sponsored by Principle Auto. Allison Miller, a nurse at the 4th Tower of Driscoll Children’s Hospital, was this year’s winner. She was among 15 nominees who all received Daisy Awards, a national recognition for nurses that go above and beyond in clinical […]
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Miss Rodeo America, Miss Rodeo Texas and bullfighters visited Driscoll Children’s Hospital on Friday to meet with patients. In town for Buc Days, Corpus Christi's annual rodeo, the cowgirls and cowboys traded stories with patients and shared signed photos. Driscoll would like to thank these Buccaneers for helping spread cheer and joy among staff and […]
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Karrie Schum works nights and weekends. A registered nurse at Driscoll Children's Hospital critical care unit, she is no stranger to leaping into action when emergencies arise. On this evening, it was to deliver compassion. “This was her only little boy, and she was just terrified,” Schum said, recalling the mom. While visiting the Valley, […]
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Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley is officially open! The new hospital is prepared to provide acute pediatric specialty care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. “Our team is excited and ready to serve this community. From this moment on, children in the Rio Grande Valley with complex medical […]
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Driscoll Children’s Hospital is celebrating a multimillion-dollar gift by the Dobson Family Foundations, Las Aguilas Enterprises, and individual Dobson family members to support its Heart Center, a nationally recognized pediatric cardiac program that treats children and newborns with the most complex congenital heart diseases. Funds from the gift will be used to complete the construction […]
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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick visited South Texas on Saturday to tour Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley. The new eight-story, $100 million hospital in Edinburg will open next month and become the first designated freestanding children’s hospital in the Valley, a medically underserved area facing a shortage of pediatricians. At a press conference with […]
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Driscoll opened a new Quick Care clinic in Corpus Christi on Tuesday, April 9. This is Driscoll’s second Quick Care in Corpus Christi. The Quick Care is located at 2401 Morgan Ave, Corpus Christi, Texas 78405. The new clinic will benefit the community with prompt treatments and a local medical staff. The Quick Care will […]
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The 32nd Annual Fiesta de los Niños was a fun and successful celebration, giving businesses, individuals, and the whole community a chance to join the effort of providing more and better healthcare for children. This year, Driscoll raised $850,000. The funds will go to helping build out the Pavilion where 50,000 square feet of additional […]
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This back to school health fair features: Saturday, July 27, 20249 am - 12 pm Roy Miller High School1 Battlin Buc Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX This event is open to students of all ages from any school district. For more information, contact LEAD First at (361) 878-7380, ext. 22801.
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For years, Driscoll Children’s Hospital has been a lifeline for families in South Texas, starting as the region’s first freestanding pediatric emergency room in 1953. Now, with a new location set to open soon in the vibrant Rio Grande Valley, the hospital’s legacy of compassionate care reaches even further. Families from near and far will experience support […]
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When a local family arrived at Driscoll’s emergency room with their 16-year-old child, clinical staff knew immediately something was wrong. “Right from the start, you could already tell this kiddo’s shoulder was completely dislocated,” said Mario Hernandez, the inpatient ER nurse who cared for the patient. “Without even the x-rays, you already knew something was […]
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Driscoll held a press conference on Monday, March 4, where longtime partner Flint Hills Resources presented a generous $100,000 check to help expand Driscoll Heart Center. Standing inside the hospital’s Pavilion, Driscoll and Flint Hills Resources leadership celebrated the moment and spoke about the upcoming Fiesta de los Niños, an annual fundraising event sponsored by […]
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Laurie Synowiecki oversees volunteer services in the Rio Grande Valley for Driscoll Children’s Hospital, which treats more than 150,000 patients across South Texas each year. When new volunteers come onboard, she’s the first to point out her background isn’t in health care — but that’s exactly what makes Driscoll Children’s Hospital so special. Healing at Driscoll […]
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A pediatric intensive care unit nurse at Driscoll, Gloria Cruzado is a recent recipient of a DAISY Award, an award given to nurses around the country for going above and beyond. Cruzado is humble. While honored, she says she was just doing her job. To her, that means being there for parents as much as […]
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McAllen, TX, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 – Driscoll leadership and Rio Grande Valley officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new training center. “This state-of-the-art facility will enable our team at Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley to continually train and practice to ensure we are providing the most up to […]
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Driscoll is pleased to welcome Dr. Abdallah Dalabih as the new chief medical officer of Driscoll Health System. Dr. Dalabih is a pediatric critical care physician with two decades of experience. He joins Driscoll after serving as a medical director and vice chair of quality and innovation at Arkansas Children's Hospital. The CMO role will […]
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Driscoll is teaming up with Salood, a Dallas nonprofit that supports pediatric cancer families in need of financial aid. The new partnership announced Tuesday will see financial aid delivered to families of pediatric cancer patients in Driscoll’s service area in South Texas, one of the most medically underserved regions of the U.S. "We're excited to […]
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Driscoll held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a Quick Care clinic in Edinburg, Texas. It is Driscoll’s second Quick Care clinic in the Valley, and near Driscoll’s upcoming pediatric hospital, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley. The new hospital will be the first freestanding designated children’s hospital in the Valley, […]
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Driscoll recently wrapped up another record-breaking fundraising year. We received $23.5 million in gifts and commitments this fiscal year, the largest total in Driscoll’s 70-year history. What does that generous support mean for a not-for-profit children’s hospital? For starters, it means we will be growing— fast. “With those dollars we are creating much-needed intensive care […]
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Recently, one of Driscoll’s very own made Texas history. Val LaMantia, a board member of Driscoll Children’s Hospital, was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Governor Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Commission for Women selected LaMantia and seven other women for their outstanding achievements and for changing the course of Texas history. LaMantia […]
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In 2005, the Lu family found more than just a home in the United States, they found a family. At Driscoll Children’s Hospital, they were met with open arms after a move from the Philippines. Tonette Lu, her husband and their daughters, just 6 and 7 years old at the time, discovered a new life […]
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Most people would call winning a state powerlifting competition after a potentially career-ending injury a comeback story; Jozannah Rodriguez calls it being too stubborn to quit. Rodriguez, a high school senior from Corpus Christi, Texas, found her passion in powerlifting as a freshman and wasted no time in making her mark on the sport. In […]
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All children deserve exceptional health care close to home. That’s the mission of Driscoll Children’s Hospital as they serve children from across South Texas. From everyday childhood illnesses and injuries to complex pediatric cancers or a rare instance of conjoined twins, the experts at Driscoll treat myriad conditions children face and help them get back […]
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In life, there are moments that stick with you. Moments that define you. And mostly, it’s not the major milestones but those run-of-the-mill times that provide both happiness and, eventually, perspective. For Marie Soza, some of her most treasured memories happened during car rides with her son, Blaise. As the duo traveled back and forth […]
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Members of the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital are volunteers, who give their time and hearts to the care of children in South Texas. Through fundraising efforts, the Auxiliary also contributes financial support to Driscoll Children’s Hospital. The Auxiliary’s $1MM gift to the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Development Foundation is their largest gift ever, bringing their […]
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Driscoll’s Lead Hospital Teacher, Marie Soza, was honored and recognized as the 2022 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals US Impact Award recipient. After accepting the award during Children’s Hospitals Week in Orlando, Florida, Marie shared her story and experience with Driscoll on the mainstage at the general session with more than 1,200 in attendance. The theme: The […]
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Driscoll Children’s Hospital continues to bring the best medical professionals to the Rio Grande Valley. Ana Almeda, MD, FAAP, FCCM, CHCQM, has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley (DCH RGV). As DCH RGV’s first CMO, Dr. Almeda will be responsible for leading a culture of excellence in the delivery […]
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Access to specialty care for children in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) is soon to be much improved. Together, Driscoll Children's Hospital (DCH) and the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation are collaborating to provide the best care possible for the children in South Texas by recruiting new pediatric specialists to this medically underserved region. A transformative […]
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The city's first seamlessly integrated Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Neonatal Care Center, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Operating within CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South, Driscoll’s Neonatal Care Center is a 24-bed NICU providing critical medical care for premature, sick, and critically ill infants […]
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Driscoll, Coastal Bend Community Foundation, and Corpus Christi Independent School District are working together to provide kids an innovative new mental health program in Corpus Christi. Mental health is a nationwide issue, and a critical one in Texas, which is ranked the lowest in the nation in terms of access to mental health care, according […]
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At Driscoll Children’s Hospital, it’s our job to give our patients the absolute best healthcare possible. Through compassion, care and healing, we get kids back to being kids. But it takes financial resources to do so, and new, cutting-edge technology can be especially expensive. Driscoll Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital established 70 years ago according […]
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A $15,000 grant from Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) partner Ace Hardware Foundation was used to purchase special therapeutic bicycles for 10 preselected Rehabilitation Services patients at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. The vehicles, known as Amtrykes, are tricycles and bicycles adapted to children with a wide variety of disabilities so they have the opportunity to experience the […]
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South Texan children with cancer and blood disorders benefit from doctors’ dedication and expertise When you visit Driscoll Children's Cancer and Blood Disorder Center, you enter a bubble. It’s not just the kind that protects immunocompromised kids from outside germs. It’s a place where everyone inside feels a little more alive. More aware of what really […]
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The Topping Off Ceremony for Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley, currently being built in Edinburg, is Driscoll’s latest milestone in bringing the best pediatric healthcare possible to the children of the RGV. Held Thursday, Nov. 10, the Topping Off Ceremony celebrated placing the last steel beam on the building, which is expected to open […]
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A record number of donors helped Driscoll Children’s Hospital Development Foundation raise close to $14 million in Fiscal Year 2022, breaking all previous fundraising records. Several major Driscoll healthcare projects are the recipients of the incredible generosity. Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s new Neonatal Care Center receives $1MM. Currently under construction at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-South, the 24-bed […]
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Teachers use education and empathy to help heal Driscoll classroom children The office of Driscoll Children’s Hospital Lead Teacher Marie Soza is filled with drawings, notes and keepsakes from the hundreds of kids who passed through her classroom in the last 14 years. In a job that constantly teeters between rewarding and gut-wrenching, one note, […]
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Driscoll Children’s Hospital and Panda Express team up to establish Panda Cares Center of Hope for kids and families On Friday, August 12, Panda Express committed to donating $1 million over 10 years in support of Patient and Family Services at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Panda Express committed another $25,000 to create the Panda Cares Center […]
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Seventh-grader gives emotional speech in front of large crowd, graciously thanking his teachers Joandrew Garcia Llanos, a 13-year-old seventh-grader, had a chance to celebrate the CCISD teachers and other amazing Driscoll staff who helped him keep up with his schoolwork while he was hospitalized. On March 25, Driscoll Children’s Hospital was honored with the Service […]
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At Driscoll Children’s Hospital, it’s our job to treat our patients so that kids can get back to being kids. But it takes financial resources to offer the best healthcare possible, and new, cutting-edge technology can be especially expensive. Driscoll, a not-for-profit hospital established in 1953 according to the will of Clara Driscoll, philanthropist and Savior […]
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Come out and cheer on our little buccaneers and buckaroos! Our young Buccaneers deserve a parade just for them. The kids-focused Buc Days Children’s Parade presented by Driscoll Health System features marching, dancing and floats from some of Corpus Christi’s standout schools, youth organizations, and more. Round up your little pirates and head on over […]
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TGerardo (Gerry) Muyshondt, the new Senior Director of Marketing and Community Relations for Driscoll Children’s Hospital, has experienced a parent’s worst nightmare. Gerry and his wife, Patricia, lost their seven-year-old son Felipe (“Pipe”) to brain cancer in 2020 after being diagnosed in 2015. He understands firsthand what Driscoll parents go through as they fight to […]
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On Wednesday, March 9, longtime title sponsor Flint Hills Resources representatives presented Driscoll Children’s Hospital an $80,000 check for the upcoming 30th annual Fiesta de los Niños. Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s annual Fiesta de los Niños will bring its signature combination of fun, food and music to the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall on Saturday, March 26. Fiesta de […]
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Driscoll Children’s Hospital and CHRISTUS Spohn Collaborate to Create a Hospital within CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - South Driscoll Children’s Hospital, a leader in pediatric care, and CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - South, a leader in women’s health services, announced the forming of a strategic relationship where Driscoll will own and operate the 24-bed […]
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Driscoll Children’s Hospital congratulates these physicians for being named Top Doctors by The Bend Magazine. Thank you for providing exceptional pediatric healthcare for the children of South Texas and beyond.
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Milo Moore was 3-months-old when he was diagnosed with stage 4 malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT), a rare and fast growing childhood cancer. Although they live in Brownsville, Corpus Christi became the Moore family’s second home as their son was being treated at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “It was a scary experience and the staff at Driscoll […]
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Thankyou to the Lions Club District 2-A3 for donating four video game kiosks to Driscoll Children’s Hospital (two in Corpus Christi, one in Brownsville and one in McAllen). The gifts were funded in part by a grant from the Texas Lions Foundation. Produced by the Gamers Outreach Foundation, the GO Karts are used to provide entertainment for hospital […]
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Congratulations to Julie Piña, MSN, RN, CNOR(E), NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, for being recognized by the YWCA Corpus Christi as a 2022 Y Women in Careers Honoree. As Chief Nursing Officer at Driscoll Children’s Hospital since 2017, Julie has provided visionary nursing and clinical leadership for the hospital, through hurricanes, a […]
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Sometimes the trajectory of life directs you to the work you were meant to do along with the best of companions. Because of a traffic accident in 1999, Monica Johnson has been in a wheelchair ever since. Avalon, her service dog from Service Dogs Inc. in Dripping Springs, has been with her since 2016. Together, […]
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Congratulations to Driscoll pediatrician Sonia Mathew, MD, for being named the 96th President of the Nueces County Medical Society. Many Driscoll colleagues and residents attended the inaugural dinner and celebration for Dr. Sonia Mathew. Dr. Mathew joins the many Driscoll physicians who have stepped into leadership roles at the State and National levels to advocate for children […]
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