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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.

New Initiatives

The spacious new Emergency Department at St. Francis Hospital is a perfect example of people giving to people. Grateful patients and community members who were inspired by their own experiences at St. Francis contributed more than $8 million to cover the cost of the project – making it the hospital’s first building project to be fully funded by private philanthropy.

Dedicated as The Yvette and Joel Mallah Emergency Department, this new facility is nearly double the size of the original space and includes design features that enhance the comfort and privacy of patients and visitors. It also is slated to be Long Island’s first “green” Emergency Department, having been constructed with environmentally-friendly materials and building practices.

In total, more than $70 million was raised through a capital campaign for the hospital’s recently completed Master Facilities Plan, which included the creation of the Nancy and Frederick DeMatteis Pavilion and the renovation of the Heart Center.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the surroundings at St. Francis now highlight its consistently excellent care.

New opportunities to become involved in shaping the next generation of care at St. Francis Hospital include:

  • Creating a new Oncology Infusion Unit
  • Equipping a second hybrid operating room to be used for cardiac surgery and cardiac catheterization procedures
  • Expanding the Crew Resource Management training program, which was modeled after a safety initiative developed for flight crews and promotes safe, consistent and superior quality of care through respectful teamwork.

For more detail on these and other giving opportunities at St. Francis Hospital, please call (516) 705-6655.




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