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.


In addition to a unique practice environment, St. Francis Hospital offers a competitive benefits package.

All regular full-time and part-time employees who are scheduled to work 18.75 hours or more per week [Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) .5 and above] are eligible for these benefits:

  • Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Basic Group Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance

Full-time and part-time employees who are scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are also eligible to participate in the Diocesan Pension Plan

Eligible full time and part-time employees, not covered by the PTO (Paid Time-Off) Plan, may accrue benefit time such as:

  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Personal Days
  • Paid Sick Leave