Driscoll Health System offers pediatric and Care Transport healthcare that covers more than 30 medical and surgical specialties, serving patients that range from the smallest neonates to teenagers.
This sentiment has guided Driscoll’s expansion to different cities across the region. At the same time, Driscoll realized it had to do more than just provide pediatric healthcare locations – it had to get children in need to these locations.
The Driscoll Critical Team is a specialized team of clinical professionals who are able to provide care to children of all ages while moving them to and from medical facilities.
The Driscoll Critical Care Transport team is the only neonatal/ pediatric transport team south of Houston and San Antonio. The Critical Care Transport Team covers thirty-one South Texas counties, which is 33,000 square miles.
They have three individual teams on duty twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. One team is in McAllen, the other two are in Corpus Christi.
Essentially, they bring the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department to the patient and provide the highest level of care in the region.
The Team Members The team is made up of 33 critical care transport staff members consisting of Registered Nurses, Registered Respiratory Therapists and Paramedics, three Clinical Coordinators, two Outreach Educators, a Support Specialist and a Director.
In striving for continuous advancement and education, all Transport staff go through specialized training to work with children. “We require that all of our staff have at least three years of either intensive care experience or a 911 background,” said Jeremy Goodman, Director of Critical Care Transport.