Driscoll Children’s Hospital Announces $80 million Construction and Renovation Project
The Robert Driscoll and Julia Driscoll and Robert Driscoll, Jr. Foundation Board of Trustees and the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Governing Board of Directors approved an exciting venture that will add a 70,000 square foot building to the front of the hospital and ensure Driscoll’s spot as the premier location for the care and well-being of South Texas infants and children.
The monumental project, which will break ground in 2016, will add a two-story, 70,000 square foot building to the front side of the hospital and will house a new Outpatient Surgery center and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The first floor of the new building will be home to a new Outpatient Surgery center and new Outpatient Lab. The new PICU will feature 16 patient-centered private rooms, accommodating more privacy and an even higher level of technology. It all will be connected to the hospital’s main lobby by a concourse.
The new building will be adjacent to an expanded and renovated Operating Room (OR). The renovation will provide two additional OR suites and give the hospital a self-contained OR with supply and equipment areas and sterile processing center all centrally located.