Joe Petrock, Kathryn Nagib, Scott Frank, Lore Bledsoe, and Ronnie Bledsoe.

Howard Frank Memorial Deepstack Charity Classic Makes Donation to Halifax Health – Foundation for Level III Neonatal ICU

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  • December 5, 2018
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Pictured are (L-R): Joe Petrock, Kathryn Nagib, Scott Frank, Lore Bledsoe, and Ronnie Bledsoe.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (December 5, 2018) – The Howard Frank Memorial Deepstack Charity Classic has donated $10,000 to Halifax Health – Foundation.  The funds are specifically earmarked for Halifax Health’s new, state-of-the-art Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

“Halifax Health – Foundation is proud to be an annual, designated signature recipient of partial proceeds from the Howard Frank Memorial Deepstack Charity Classic.  These funds will help us to continue to provide world-class healthcare to the communities we serve,” says Joe Petrock, executive director of Halifax Health – Foundation.

Held in November, the Howard Frank Memorial Deepstack Charity Classic is affectionately named after its inspiration, Howard Frank, a beloved and admired businessman of Volusia County for more than 50 years.  With the incredible support of wonderful and dedicated friends, the classic is now one of the most acclaimed charity poker extravaganzas in the world with its unique blend of world-class poker, international celebrities and overflowing fun.

In its 10 years, the Classic has raised meaningful funding, serving as the primary fundraiser for Congregation B’Nai Torah (CBT) and its affiliated charities, as well as providing support to several Volusia community charities.

The Classic’s scope, in addition to providing a foundation for the work of CBT and assisting Halifax Health, has touched youth academia and scholarship, food banks, seniors, veterans, police associations, disadvantaged children, and much more.

Opened in April 1975 and located in the Center for Women and Infant Health at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, the Neonatal ICU provides unique services for approximately 200 newborns each year who require intensive care due to prematurity or illness diagnosed around the time of delivery.  To learn more about Halifax Health’s Level III Neonatal ICU, visit

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit


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