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

Catholic Health Services of Long Island Board of Directors 2014

St. Francis Hospital Board of Trustees; Mercy Medical Center Board of Trustees
St. Joseph Hospital Board of Trustees; St. Catherine of Siena Board of Trustees
St. Charles Hospital Board of Trustees; Good Samaritan Board of Trustees

  • Richard J. J. Sullivan, Jr., Chairperson
  • Alan D. Guerci, M.D., President and CEO ex-officio
  • Barbara Ellen Black, D.P.S.
  • Kevin J. Conway
  • Peter D’Angelo
  • Thomas J. Dowling, Jr., M.D.
  • Rev. Peter Dugandzic
  • Virginia Ewen
  • Sister Audrey Harsen, O.P.
  • Brian P. Hehir
  • Deacon Frank L. Kurre
  • Hon. Judge Anthony Marano
  • Brian R. McGuire
  • Stephen F. McLoughlin
  • Msgr. Robert Morrissey
  • Patricia Nazemetz
  • Christopher S. Pascucci
  • Jerome Poller
  • Daniel T. Rowe
  • Salvatore Sodano
  • Joseph Tantillo
  • Rev. Msgr. James Vlaun
  • John Wagner

St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center ®


Ruth Hennessey
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Ann Cella, R.N.
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services/CNO

Patricia E. Daye
Vice President, Ambulatory Services

Barbara Fierro
Vice President, Human Resources

Sherry J. Friedman
Senior Vice President for Development, St. Francis Hospital Foundation

William Rennie
Vice President, Finance

Jack Soterakis, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Medical Director

George Huryn
Vice President, Facilities