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Welcome to the Cardiac Fitness Center of St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center - the only hospital-based program of its kind on Long Island.


The center is located on the park-like grounds of The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education in Greenvale.


Located just off Northern Boulevard, its serene setting offers plenty of convenient and accessible parking.


Our popular fitness center enjoys more than 60,000 visits a year and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.


Visitors are greeted by our friendly staff to make sure every exercise session feels like a welcome visit.


All of our cardiac fitness programs are medically supervised by a doctor, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals, who are always on site.


Our award-winning center is equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment.


The workout circuit includes bicycles, treadmills, weight lifting stations and an indoor walking track.


All patients are prescreened for an appropriate fitness plan to ensure all of their cardiac needs are met.


Everyone is continually monitored for their progress by our highly dedicated staff.


For more information on how you can step up to better health and how we can help, call (516) 629-2040.

Emergency Medicine

Welcome from the Chairman
hoornstra As Chairman of the Emergency Department, I am proud to lead a group of professionals who are completely dedicated to providing the best medical care available in New York. We not only treat people well, we care for them like they are family. In fact, our Emergency Department is the place other physicians and nurses choose to come to if they or their loved ones require emergency care.

- Mark P. Hoornstra, M.D., Director Emergency Medicine
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Department Overview

The Emergency Department at St. Francis Hospital specializes in the urgent treatment of medical and cardiovascular conditions. However, as an extremely active Emergency Department, we manage a range of medical and surgical conditions. Every patient is seen by a board certified attending physician, and our department has the full technical and medical support of the institution.

Nurses specially trained in Emergency Medicine are assigned to each patient who arrives at our department.

The Emergency Department enjoys outstanding patient satisfaction scores. Patient reviews of nursing care and physician satisfaction are consistently the best on Long Island.

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Conditions Treated

The Emergency Department is a wide-ranging emergency department with specialized support available in all medical areas. The department treats many pediatric as well as orthopedic emergencies and its board certified physicians are well versed in a multitude of medical and surgical conditions.

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Key Treatments

The Emergency Department focuses on stabilizing acute medical conditions and facilitates the smooth transition of a patient to inpatient hospital care when necessary. Our focus is to always provide compassionate and comprehensive care of a patient’s needs. When less critical care is necessary, the department emphasizes rapid, comprehensive evaluation and treatment.

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Contact the Emergency Department

Please call (516) 562-6600

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