burgundy polo shirt Joseph’s names Syracuse training center in honor of Sarah and Richard Pietrafesa
St. Joseph’s Health Center renamed and dedicated its training center at 500 N. Salina St. on Monday in honor of long time Northside residents Sarah Pietrafesa and her husband, the late Richard C. Joseph’s Health Center President and CEO Kathryn Ruscitto, Sarah Pietrafesa and Onondaga Community College President Casey Crabill participate in a ceremony dedicating St. Joseph’s training center in honor of Sarah Pietrafesa and her husband, the late Richard C. Pietrafesa Sr. Provided photo
The Sarah and Richard Pietrafesa Training Center will be the primary training location for the hospital’s staff and will house healthcare related learning and professional development training programs provided through St. Joseph’s partnership with Onondaga Community College. Representatives from St. Joseph’s, OCC and the Pietrafesa family attended the dedication.
As president of his family’s clothing business, the Joseph J. Pietrafesa Co.,
also known as Learbury Clothes, Richard Pietrafesa helped to build it into a leading supplier for brands such as Brooks Brothers, Jos. A. Banks, Nordstrom and Polo Ralph Lauren. He died in 2013 at the age of 87.
“He was committed to his employees and their skill development, and trained thousands of people who lived in and around the Northside over the years,” Sarah Pietrafesa said at the dedication ceremony. “He would be thrilled to see the opportunities this building presents and the unique partnerships it will offer to the next generation.”.