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Upstate University Hospital

Nappi Longevity Institute

The Longevity Institute at Upstate Medical University—a five floor, nearly 200,000 square foot health and wellness complex—will be built at East Adams and Almond streets, across from the Upstate Cancer Center in downtown Syracuse, New York.

It will house services related to healthy aging, including a focus on Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, an array of wellness services will be available there under one roof, following the philosophy that preventive health and promotion of good health can help reduce hospitalization and emergency treatment.

The following services, practices and programs will be included in the building:

  • Radiology
  • Lab
  • Behavioral Health
  • Wellness
  • University Internists
  • Adult Medicine
  • Immune Health
  • Family Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Joslin Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

A Transitions Clinic to ensure seamless post-acute follow-up and warm hand-offs to other settings, and several supportive ancillary services, also will be included in the building.

The building will have generous public spaces and patient waiting areas, a plaza with gardens and covered traffic circle for ease of dropping off and picking up patients. Bridges connecting the building to the parking garages and Upstate Cancer Center are also part of the design.

Site work, that includes the building foundation, is expected to begin in Winter 2020, with work on the building to begin in Fall 2020. 

Construction is expected to be completed in 2023. This new look for the building features some modifications from an earlier design that were made to keep construction costs within budget.

To fund the $154 million project, Upstate received a $70.6 million grant as part of the Capital Restructuring Financing Program and Essential Health Care Provider Support Program, and an additional $70.6 million in matching bonds from New York state. Additional support has come from philanthropy, including a naming gift from Sam and Carol Nappi of Jamesville.

But the building is more that bricks and mortar. A focus of its design and the services offered within the building are aimed at providing more seamless care for patients. Instead of seeing specialists in a variety of locations, the building will feature many key medical services in one location that will improve access to care, provide an opportunity to address patient care needs more seamlessly and foster greater collaboration and coordination of care between providers for patients.