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Neonatal Care Center Will Provide Immediate And Seamless Care

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LaNell Scott, MSN, RN, NE-BC, President, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South; Dom Dominguez, CEO, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System; EricHamon, President & CEO, Driscoll Health System; and Bob Parker, Board Chair, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, cut the ribbon Tuesday, February 28, for DriscollChildren’s Hospital Neonatal Care Center. Courtesy Image
LaNell Scott, MSN, RN, NE-BC, President, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South; Dom Dominguez, CEO, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System; EricHamon, President & CEO, Driscoll Health System; and Bob Parker, Board Chair, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, cut the ribbon Tuesday, February 28, for DriscollChildren’s Hospital Neonatal Care Center. Courtesy Image

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – 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.

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 in the same place where they were born, close to their mother. The innovative collaboration provides the highest level of comprehensive care for both mothers and newborns.

The integrated NICU is a tremendous benefit to both mother and child. Mothers will no longer have to leave the hospital wherethey gave birth to be near their medically vulnerable newborn. Critically ill infants will be cared for in a Neonatal Care Centerdesigned for them.

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Infants with more complex medical or surgical needs have seamless access to the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Level IV NICU, which offers the highest level of care available and is the only Level IV NICU in South Texas. Newborns admitted to any Driscoll NICUs have a dedicated team of available specialists to meet their unique healthcare needs, ensuring they receivethe best possible care.

The need to have immediate access to specially trained medical staff and equipment is critical to giving vulnerable infantsthe strongest possible chance at a healthy outcome. Built with state-of-the-art equipment, the Driscoll Children’s HospitalNeonatal Care Center is an ideal addition to the maternal care offered at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South, itself a Level IV Maternal Care facility.

“Our Level IV Maternal Designation provides the highest level of care for high-risk patients, which provides comfort to bothexpectant and new moms knowing they are receiving the very best maternal care in South Texas,” said LaNell Scott, MSN, RN, NE-BC, President of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South.

“This has been our vision from the start – to create an integrated system of care that does more for children from the moment oftheir first breath. The opening of the Driscoll Neonatal Care Center is a significant step forward in our promise to provide more care for more kids,” said Eric Hamon, President

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and CEO of Driscoll Health System. “Today those promises to our region have become reality, thanks to the generoussupport of donors.” The Center was made possible, in part, by a $1M contribution from the Driscoll Development Foundation and its supporters.

For more information about the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Neonatal Care Center please visit

www.driscollchildrens.org.


About Driscoll Children’s Hospital …

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a 191-bed pediatric tertiary care center with more than 30 medical and surgical specialties offering care throughout South Texas, including Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Victoria, and Laredo. Through the vision and generosity of its founder, Clara Driscoll, Driscoll Children’s Hospital opened in 1953, becoming the first, and remains the only, free-standing children’s hospital in South Texas. In 2022, Driscoll had more than 175,900 patient visits, and more than 46,300 patients seen at South Texas’ first emergency room created exclusively for children.

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