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 Trustees 2013-2014

  • Alan D. Guerci, M.D., President and CEO
  • Richard J. J. Sullivan, Jr., Chair
  • Barbara Ellen Black, D.P.S.
  • Sister Elaine Callahan, O.P.
  • Thomas E. Christman
  • Thomas Dowling, Jr., M.D.
  • Virginia Ewen
  • Sister Audrey Harsen, O.P.
  • Sister Margaret John Kelly, D.C.
  • Frank L. Kurre
  • Brian R. McGuire
  • Msgr. Robert Morrissey
  • Eugene F. Murphy
  • Patricia Nazemetz
  • Christopher S. Pascucci
  • Daniel T. Rowe
  • Joseph Tantillo
  • Rev. James Vlaun
  • John Wagner

St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center

Board of Trustees 2013-2014

  • Peter Quick, Chair
  • Peter D’Angelo, Treasurer
  • Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Caldwell, Secretary
  • Thomas E. Christman
  • Kevin J. Conway
  • Rev. Peter Dugandzic
  • Thomas J. Fanning, Sr.
  • Joseph A. Grimaldi
  • Brian P. Hehir
  • Sister Betty Keegan, F.M.M.
  • Herbert J. McCooey, Jr.
  • Stephen F. McLoughlin
  • Eugene F. Murphy
  • Brian Poissant, Esq.
  • Susan Powers Schott
  • Rabbi Barry Dov Schwartz, Ph.D.
  • Michael N. Vittorio
  • Sr. Dolores Wisniewski, CIJ
  • Anthony Celifarco, M.D., President of the Professional Staff

St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center


Ruth Hennessey
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

William C. Armstrong
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ann Cella, R.N.
Senior Vice President, Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer

Jack Soterakis
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Medical Director

Patricia E. Daye
Vice President, Ambulatory Services

Barbara Fierro
Vice President, Human Resources

Sherry J. Friedman
Vice President, Development and Public Affairs

George Huryn
Vice President, Facilities

William Rennie
Vice President, Finance