Record-breaking fundraising year helps Driscoll get kids back to being kids

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 Center, expected to open in February 2023, will be a state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) designed to take care of the most fragile of infants. The Center will be located within one of the busiest birthing hospitals in the city, providing peace of mind for mothers and other family members.

The 30th annual Fiesta de los Niños held in March set a record, securing more than $1 million for cutting edge equipment.

Funds raised at Fiesta went to the purchase of a mobile CT scanner for the Hospital. As the only mobile CT scanner in South Texas, and just one of a few hundred in the world, this unit provides safer and more timely care for our patients by enabling doctors to bring the technology to our patients rather than needing to transfer them to another location.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Heart Center received nearly $1.5MM.

The Driscoll Heart Center has established itself as a national leader in both survival rates and shortened length of stay. During fiscal year 2022, nearly $1.5MM, in part made from grants by Megan’s Lighthouse and the Prichard Foundation, was given to build a new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab). Described by some as the place that “miracles happen,” the Cath Lab is a specialized area in the hospital where doctors perform minimally invasive tests to advanced cardiac procedures. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging technology used to view the arteries and check how well blood is flowing to and from the heart, providing the care team with information to help diagnose and treat various heart conditions.

Driscoll had a record-breaking year, thanks to support from 4,111 donors.

“It is humbling to know that our greater South Texas community recognizes the importance of providing the best healthcare possible for our youngest generation, and the significant role that Driscoll plays in achieving that goal,” said Sean Pieri, Vice President of Development and Marketing at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “Thank you to all who make Driscoll’s mission their mission. Collectively, we are a powerful force for good.”

Driscoll couldn’t do so much for others without the generous donations of so many who want to make a difference. In FY 2022, a record 4,111 people donated to Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

No matter the size of each investment, each one is appreciated and used to care for our children.

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