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.

Nursing Administration/ Supervision


Our nurses have the opportunity to change their clinical focus, commensurate with their interest, experience and attainment of an advanced nursing degree, all of which are facilitated by our nursing and management education programs and generous tuition assistance benefit

Besides the comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package offered to all St. Francis Hospital employees, additional benefits available to St. Francis Hospital nurses include:

  • Experience differentials
  • Education differentials
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Nurse Residency Program for Critical Care, ED and OR
  • Retention benefit
  • Free uniforms

Clinical Ladder

Each nurse participates in the Clinical Ladder. Our ladder rewards and recognizes nurses who have develop expertise in nursing practice, and who function as preceptors and mentors for their less experienced colleagues. The path for clinical nursing experience follows the continuum of: Clinical Nurse I, Clinical Nurse II, Clinical Nurse III, and Clinical Nurse IV.

There is no place better than St. Francis to start or continue your nursing career. Contact the Nursing Recruitment department at (516) 562-6893 to learn more about professional nursing opportunities available at St. Francis and how you can make a difference in a patient’s life.

Best Nurses

St. Francis Hospital has earned the coveted Magnet award for excellence in nursing

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