Founded in 1922 by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, St. Francis Hospital is New York State’s only specialty designated cardiac center and offers one of the leading cardiac care programs in the nation, with specialties in heart surgery, cardiac catheterization and angioplasty, and the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms.
Ongoing investments in the latest technology for non-invasive diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgery allow St. Francis Hospital to offer patients a broad range of options in cardiac and noncardiac care. This includes programs in vascular, prostate, ear-nose-throat (ENT), orthopedic and general surgery.
At the DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education, a team of world-renowned investigators is working with non-invasive imaging technology, including a new multidetector CT scanner, 3-dimensional echocardiography system, PET/CT scanner, and the area’s first dedicated cardiac MRI unit, to improve methods of diagnosing heart disease. This multidisciplinary approach to care is complemented by a comprehensive program in community health and education based at The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education. The center offers the largest medically staffed cardiac fitness and rehabilitation program on Long Island.