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.

Annual Giving

Every year, new and current donors make philanthropic gifts to St. Francis Hospital that help us deliver high quality, compassionate care to thousands of patients. Their generosity is recognized throughout the year in a number of ways, including events such as a recent wine tasting hosted in honor of our donors.


Consider that a birthday, wedding, anniversary, or another special occasion is an opportunity to experience the joy of giving. We have even received special gifts from children in honor of a grandparent who was a patient. Some choose to share gifts they received for a special occasion, such as a bar or bat mitzvah. A gift at any level provides a rewarding experience for both the donor and the Hospital.

To make a gift to St. Francis, please complete the mail-in form  or call the Office of Development at (516) 705-6655.