Chapters Health Foundation to Host Inaugural Hospice Hold’em and Casino Night

Fundraiser Benefits HPH Hospice Patients and Families

The Chapters Health Foundation today announced plans to host its inaugural Hospice Hold’em and Casino Night. The fundraiser will be hosted at the Spartan Manor located at 6121 Massachusetts Ave. in New Port Richey on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 6 to 10 p.m.

The Casino Royale-themed event features a Texas Hold’em poker tournament along with other casino games, prizes and more. The proceeds support the special needs fund of HPH Hospice and wish requests through the Chapters Health Foundation. The special needs fund covers expenses falling outside the typical hospice benefits but are nonetheless critical to the care and support of patients and families.

“Following a challenging year and a half, we couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to gather together in support of our special needs and wishes programs,” said Andrea Arflack, director of philanthropy for the Chapters Health Foundation in support of HPH Hospice. “Last year we were able to provide 84 patients and their families with the opportunity to enhance their quality of life through our unique programs. We look forward to this fundraising event to help many more. We are so very grateful for the love our communities share with us and look forward to dealing up an entertaining night of gaming for all.”

Tickets start at $125. Pay $150 to secure a seat in the Texas Hold’em Tournament. Register online at by Friday, October 15.

Dr. Joseph Pino is the presenting sponsor. Dr. Pino is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care. He has been an attending physician at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for 30 years. During that time, he has held many leadership positions at the hospital. Presently, he serves as Program Director for the Palliative Care teaching Fellowship in the Graduate Medical Education Program that is affiliated with the USF Morsani School of Medicine. Dr. Pino is a graduate of Ross University Medical School and the NYU School of Medicine, Brooklyn Campus Family Medicine Program. He is also a Veteran of the United States Navy.

About HPH Hospice

HPH Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System, is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that supports patients in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties. Since 1984, HPH Hospice has been committed to excellent service through compassionate care, accountability, respect, integrity, and the goal of excelling through teamwork to maximize quality of life.

About Chapters Health Foundation

Chapters Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization committed to supporting Chapters Health System, a progressive leader in home health, palliative care, hospice, and grief support. Chapters Health Foundation provides more than $5.2 million annually in charity care in order to continue to meet the needs of patients and families who cannot afford hospice services. Chapters Health Foundation also provides $1.3 million in funding for the provision of grief support across Chapters Health and more than $1 million to assist with underfunded pediatric and adult palliative care services.


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Austin Mudd

Media Relations Specialist

Chapters Health System

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