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.


As an American Heart Association Community Training Center, St. Francis Hospital offers CPR classes to all healthcare providers, para-professionals and laypersons. We believe this training is vital in ensuring the best response to sudden medical emergencies and immediate, life-threatening situations in every community.

Basic and advanced classes are provided on a regular basis at our DeMatteis Center with bilingual instruction available upon request. Our courses include:

  • Heartsaver First Aid
  • Basic First Aid
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Basic Life Support (BLS)

We also offer courses in Advanced Life Support (ACLS), ACLS Renewal for Experienced Providers, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).


In addition, we are dedicated to providing training in emergency care for children. We offer a Babysitting Course with Pediatric Heartsaver AED (Automated External Defibrillator), so parents, grandparents, siblings and babysitters can learn CPR and first aid basics for infants and toddlers. Other courses include Pediatric Heartsaver for Infant & Child and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Our instructors also provide training for using automated external defibrillators (AEDs), so lay workers can deliver defibrillation. Courses are given throughout the year, along with two free courses in partnership with the Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation for personal trainers, athletic coaches and people from all walks of life looking to learn more about this lifesaving device.

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To contact us about our programs, call (516) 629-2036, or email

For a schedule of upcoming classes, click here.

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