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.


The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Department at St. Francis Hospital is responsible for coordinating CME programs throughout the year for various departments. We also run monthly meetings and lectures for the medical and ancillary staff that include:

  • Grand Rounds Meetings every third Wednesday (except in July, August and December)
  • Physician Assistants Lectures every second Tuesday
  • ICU Conferences every last Tuesday

We hold Fundamentals in Critical Care Support Courses four times a year. The course and dates are posted on the CHSLI Intranet site and on the Society for Critical Care Medicine’s website.

The CME Department at St. Francis also coordinates major conferences for the Hospital and its Cardiac Research Department, which often attract international attendees. We are also working on a Pain Management Symposium scheduled for September and a weekend conference with the Hispanic Medical and Dental Society in October.

For more information on upcoming programs, courses and conferences, contact Tiffany Miller, Medical Education Coordinator at (516) 562-6728 or