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SUNY Upstate University Hospital Nappi Wellness Institute, designed by Stantec, opens to offer holistic services

New model of integration promotes preventative care through wellness and sustainability


The State University of New York (SUNY) recently opened its Upstate University Hospital Nappi Wellness Institute, a new 200,000-square-foot outpatient facility. A global leader in sustainable design, Stantec designed the healthcare space that combines family medicine, pediatric care, behavioral health, and other specialty clinics under one roof.

Embracing a new model of integrated and preventative care, the Nappi Wellness Institute attends to the whole person—recognizing individual behavior and social determinants of health are the main influence of health and well-being.

Spanning five stories, the Institute provides more than 240 exam and consultation rooms for primary and specialty care for chronic diseases, as well as lab and radiology services, retail pharmacy, Connect Care, a geriatrics unit, clinic embedded behavioral health services, primary care for adult and pediatric patients, and endocrinology and osteoporosis. It also houses the Center for International Health, Inclusive Health Services, and the Joslin Diabetes Center.

The care team is focused on wellness for healthy aging and brain health, including Alzheimer’s disease research and care. The flexible clinical layout fosters interdisciplinary engagement and interaction as providers work effectively and efficiently promoting a better outcome for every patient.

Creating wellness and sustainability
The facility is designed to meet certification requirements for WELL Building Standards, developed by the  International WELL Building Institute. By achieving this certification, the Nappi Wellness Institute will be the first WELL certified healthcare facility in New York and will optimize health and well-being in seven areas: air, comfort, fitness, light, mind, nourishment, and water.

In addition, the Institute also is also seeking LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizing best-in-class building strategies and practices in sustainability.

Designing to support healthcare excellence
Stantec is consistently ranked among the top five design firms in the health space by Modern HealthcareENR, and Building Design & Construction. Supported by company-wide proprietary research, experience in lean design, modular construction, and alternative project delivery models, Stantec is a fully integrated practice, drawing on global expertise to deliver progressive care environments that improve patient outcomes and attract top talent. Learn more at

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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Media Contact
Susan Bender
Stantec Relations
Ph: (267) 773-9593

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