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.



St. Francis Hospital prides itself on the excellence of its Magnet award-winning nurses. We are the only hospital in Nassau County and among only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide to hold this coveted distinction.

Our nursing staff consistently receives near-perfect patient satisfaction scores – a reflection of their professionalism and dedication to providing high quality patient care.

We not only take care of our patients, but their families as well. That’s why so many people, including our fellow employees, trust in us to care for their loved ones.

Explore this section:

- Read the Welcome from Ann Cella, R.N., Senior Vice President for Patient Care

- 2010 St. Francis Hospital Nursing Annual Report

- 2009 St. Francis Hospital Nursing Annual Report

- Nursing Specialties

- Tomorrow’s Nurses


- Read about our Magnet status achievement

- Choose to Work with the Best

- Nursing Certification and Education