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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.

Nutrition Services

Whether you have high blood cholesterol levels, diabetes, hypertension, or just want to eat more nutritiously, St. Francis Hospital’s Preventative Cardiology Nutrition Service can help. Our registered dietitian offers individual counseling, group classes, and corporate seminars designed to make sure your diet is heart-healthy.

Individual nutrition counseling is available through our medical nutrition therapy program. The initial one-hour session provides personalized nutritional recommendations with a meal plan. It also includes computer analysis of a three-day food diary and modification suggestions using appropriate medical and nutritional guidelines. Medicare will cover beneficiaries for nutrition therapy for diabetes and non-dialysis kidney disease.

Contact Nutrition Services

To contact us about our programs, click here:

Denise Mokotoff, MS, RD, CDE
Clinical Nutritionist
516-629-2069
Denise.Mokotoff@chsli.org

For a schedule of upcoming classes, click here.