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.

Physician Assistant Careers


St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center, New York's only specialty designated cardiac center, performs more cardiac procedures than any other hospital in the Northeast. Over 99% of our patients say that they would recommend the Hospital to a friend.

The mission of St. Francis Hospital is to be a regional leader in the prevention, detection, and treatment of heart disease while making the health care of tomorrow better through research and education. At St. Francis, four core values guide everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence in Patient Care.

Since joining our clinical staff in 1978, Physician assistants have played an integral role in providing patients with the excellent care on which the Hospital’s reputation is founded. PA’s are active members of the interdisciplinary medical and surgical teams, working collaboratively with the hospital staff to ensure positive patient outcomes.

Put Your Training and Experience to Work

In conjunction with our physicians, Physician Assistants manage patients on a daily basis and perform a wide variety of patient care duties. PA’s assigned to the Critical Care Service manage patients in our coronary, cardiothoracic and respiratory intensive care units. They also participate in the hospital’s Rapid Response Team. CT PA’s first and second assists in open heart cases and are trained in endoscopic vein harvesting. Surgical and Vascular PA’s first and second assist on major and minor surgical cases.

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St. Francis is the top ranked hospital on Long Island for heart care