DCH Overview

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
  • 18-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 - Corpus Christi and Dell Mar College Affiliations (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

Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

DCH's Area Facilities


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.
Complete air and ground transport services located in Corpus Christi, Texas and Brownsville, Texas.
Driscoll Children's Medical Plaza is one of Driscoll's specialty centers located in McAllen.
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Driscoll Health Plan earns national award

November 24, 2014
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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...

Driscoll's Teddy Bear Hospital is a chance for patients to be the doctors

April 08, 2014
WHAT: Patients will be the doctors tomorrow during a Teddy Bear Hospital organized by the Stripes Child Life Program at Driscoll Children's Hospital. The event allows children to become more familiar with the medical equipment and procedures involved in their treatment. They'll choose their teddy bear, give it a...

April is Child Safety Month

April 01, 2014
Driscoll Children's Hospital's Injury Prevention Program team
CORPUS CHRISTI - Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age one through 12 years old. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash data, in 2010 almost an average of two children were killed and 325 were injured each day. This fatality rate could be reduced...