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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.

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Department at St. Francis is committed to providing the spiritual and emotional needs of all of our patients regardless of religious affiliations. Chaplains are also available to support family members and staff.

Catholic patients at St. Francis are offered the opportunity to celebrate the Church's Sacraments of Healing, namely Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the Sick, as well as daily Communion visits.

Chaplains are available to contact a rabbi, minister, or clergy member of a patient’s faith tradition at their request. Sabbath Hospitality is offered for relatives of our Orthodox Jewish patients, who are unable to travel during the Sabbath.

For more information, call the St. Francis Pastoral Care Department at 516-562-6720.