DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (August 24, 2022) The Military Order of Devil Dogs, a subsidiary organization of the Marine Corps League, donated $83,000 to Halifax Health – Betty Jane France Center for Pediatrics during their annual convention held in Daytona Beach. The Devil Dogs present a donation once a year to the local children’s hospital in the city where the Marine Corps League National Convention is held, and this year the city was Daytona Beach. The Devil Dogs chose Halifax Health – Speediatrics to honor with their generous donation raised through their fundraising efforts.
“The donation will be used to purchase five pediatric ICU bed monitors as part of an interior renovation for the Speediatrics Unit,” said Kathryn Nagib, Halifax Health – Foundation manager. “The goal is to increase technology and improve patient flow as well as the patient-family experience. The generosity of the Devil Dogs will continue to make a difference in the lives of children in our community.”
The Betty Jane France Center for Pediatrics, known locally as Speediatrics for its NASCAR-themed 32-bed pediatric unit, was designed with the idea of caring for the whole family in mind. Speediatrics creates a cheerful and reassuring environment for the children that are receiving care and for their families. Speediatrics cares for more than 2,000 children each year, including about 300 of those receiving care in the Pediatric ICU. It extends to the Pediatric Emergency Department located on the same floor and is also NASCAR-themed.
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Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, 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 clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, 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 halifaxhealth.org