Cracchiolo family supports Birthing Center Rehab

The Peter J. and Constance M. Cracchiolo Foundation generously contributed the lead gift to support the renovation of the new Birthing Center at Ascension St. John Hospital. The gift was made as a way for the family to commemorate their late parents, Peter J. and Constance, who had a strong faith and commitment to family. In recognition of the Cracchiolo Foundation’s generosity, the enhanced Birthing Center will be named the Cracchiolo Family Birthing Center.

The renovation includes technology upgrades and revitalization of 31 private labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum birthing suites, 16 private rooms, the Obstetrical Emergency Department, a family education room, dayroom, new furnishings and more. Each year, more than 3,000 babies are born in the hospital's Birthing Center, which has grown, thrived and earned an excellent reputation for quality of care.

The Peter J. and Constance M. Cracchiolo Foundation also supported the creation of a state-of-the-art Inpatient Rehabilitation Center—a 23,000-square-foot facility at the hospital that serves patients who have suffered a life-altering injury, disease, neurological disorder or surgery. The Cracchiolo Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, in memory of Connie Cracchiolo, occupies two wings on the hospital’s third floor and provides services onsite for patients to recover and rehabilitate from their condition or surgery. It features advanced gait training, neurorehabilitation technology and a transition apartment that replicates a home environment to prepare patients for discharge.