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.

Leadership Team


  • Most Rev. William F. Murphy
  • Most Rev. Robert Brennan
  • Rev. Msgr. Robert Morrissey
  • Most Rev. Nelson Perez
  • Sr. Lois Ann Pereira, F.M.M.
  • Sr. Catherine Sheehan, D.W.
  • Sr. Dolores Wisniewski, C.I.J.
  • Most Rev. Andrzej Zglejszewski


  • Salvatore F. Sodano, Chair
  • Alan D. Guerci, M.D., President & CEO*
  • Barbara Ellen Black
  • Kevin J. Conway
  • Peter P. D’Angelo
  • Rev. Peter Dugandzic
  • Virginia Ewen
  • John Francfort, M.D.
  • Sr. Audrey Harsen
  • Alexander Hazelton
  • Brian P. Hehir
  • Deacon Frank L. Kurre
  • Hon. Anthony Marano
  • Brian McGuire, Vice Chair
  • Stephen F. McLoughlin
  • Rev. Msgr. Robert Morrissey
  • Christopher Pascucci, Treasurer
  • Jerome M. Poller
  • Daniel T. Rowe
  • Joseph Tantillo, Secretary
  • Rev. Msgr. James Vlaun
  • John J. Wagner
  • William Ward


  • Herbert J. McCooey, Jr., Chair
  • Dwight I. “Arne” Arnesen
  • Sr. Pat Barrett, F.M.M., Secretary*
  • Jan A. Burman
  • John Burns, Sr.
  • Dominic A. Camera, Jr.
  • Robert B. Catell
  • Thomas J. Fanning, Sr., Vice Chair
  • Je.rey D. Forchelli, Esq.
  • Robert F. Gartland
  • Alan D. Guerci, M.D., President & CEO*
  • Ronald J. Gulotta, M.D.*
  • Ruth E. Hennessey*
  • Steven M. Marentis
  • Robert P. Moran
  • Brian M. Poissant, Esq., Treasurer
  • Elizabeth K. Venuti, Ph.D.
  • Frank R. Vezza, M.D.**


  • Ruth E. Hennessey
    Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
  • Ann Cella, R.N.
    Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services/CNO
  • Sherry J. Friedman
    Chief Development Officer, Catholic Health Services of Long Island
    Senior Vice President for Development, St. Francis Hospital Foundation
  • Paul Barry
    Vice President, Public Affairs and Marketing
  • Patricia E. Daye
    Vice President, Ambulatory Services
  • Barbara Fierro
    Vice President, Human Resources
  • Ronald J. Gulotta, M.D.
    Vice President, Medical Affairs and Medical Director
  • George Huryn
    Vice President, Facilities
  • William Rennie
    Vice President, Finance

* Ex officio
** President of the Medical Staff of St. Francis Hospital