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.

Diabetes Care Center

The Diabetes Care Center of St. Francis Hospital provides a comprehensive educational program for diabetics and their families. Our emphasis is to expand and enhance knowledge, treatment and self-management of diabetes, so you can identify and prevent possible complications and take control of your disease and your life.

Our curriculum is a recognized educational program of the American Diabetes Association and is consistent with the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Programs. Our program is designed to equip you with the tools and information that will lead to optimum health and improvement in your blood sugar control.

Participants receive an 8-10 hour course, provided over 4-6 sessions, with small group instruction for a unique, personalized learning environment. The program includes lectures, demonstrations and other learning activities to keep class time engaging as well as instructive. Individual consultations are also available with a Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and a Registered Dietitian, CDE.

A referral for participation will be sent to your doctor if you decide to enroll. Please be sure to make the necessary contact with your insurance companies regarding your coverage for the program.

We at the St. Francis Hospital Diabetes Care Center welcome you to participate in this educational experience. We look forward to working with you to improve your management of diabetes.

Conditions Treated

  • Non-Insulin and Insulin Dependent Diabetes
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome

Key Treatments

Educational self-management topics include:

  • Diabetes facts and overview
  • Nutrition – healthy eating
  • Understanding and taking medications
  • Blood glucose monitoring and understanding results
  • Foot and skin care
  • Exercise and being active
  • Depression screening tool & healthy coping
  • Preventing and detecting complications
  • Options for and benefits of improving glucose control
  • Community resources

Contact the Diabetes Care Center

Call the SFH Diabetes Care Center at (516) 629-2070.