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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.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are a smart and creative way to help you meet your financial goals while also providing vital support for St. Francis Hospital. Let us show you how easy it is to make a gift that will provide significant benefits to you and your loved ones and will also ensure that St. Francis Hospital continues to provide world-class medical care for future generations.

If you wish to name St. Francis Hospital in your will or estate plan our legal name is St. Francis Hospital Foundation, Inc. and our federal tax identification number is 11-2916033.

Of course, we are always here to help you with your planning! Please feel free to give us a call if you would like further information or to obtain a free confidential and no obligation proposal:

St. Francis Hospital
Mary Lou Murphy
Senior Director of Development
(516) 705-6663
Marylou.murphy@chsli.org

Explore your options and read about some of the simple steps our Legacy Society members have taken to achieve their financial and philanthropic goals.

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John and Arlene McGrotty’s Story

The shock hit deep and hard – John’s coronary arteries were massively blocked and he would need triple bypass surgery. The cardiologist, cath lab staff and surgeon swung into action, and my husband was in the O.R. the very next day. All alone, I had to cope with the preparations for John and my own worries. Who would I turn to for help? My fears were soon allayed as the staff at St. Francis Hospital displayed unparalleled professionalism, sympathy, confidence and care – not only for John – but for me as well. From the top surgeon, using a ground breaking bypass technique, to the nurses’ station, everyone at St. Francis turned a potentially fatal event into my husband’s rebirth.

My husband and I now lead a rich, full life together. For giving us a new lease on life, we will always be indebted to this incredible institution. To express our gratitude to St. Francis Hospital, we both have remembered the Hospital in our wills.

This outstanding facility in our community must continue its work now, and for decades and generations to come. A planned gift helps ensure that world-class medical care remains locally available when you and your loved ones need it.

We hope that you will explore the information that is provided on this website and that you too will choose to include St. Francis Hospital in your estate plans.

With sincere thanks for your consideration,
John and Arlene McGrotty

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