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Capital One Bank Awards South Oaks Hospital Financial Literacy Challenge Grant - $5,000 Awarded to South Oaks Hospital Career and Educational Counseling Center

Amityville, New York (August 22, 2012) - South Oaks Hospital is one of 24 local non-profits, libraries and schools selected following a competitive application process to receive this "valuable" award. South Oaks Hospital would like to congratulate the other organizations who will join in providing Long Island with beneficial money management skills.

Teri Nugent, Director of the Career and Educational Counseling Center at South Oaks Hospital, said "I am thrilled to have an opportunity to implement a financial education program that will empower our students to make positive choices about their personal money management. South Oaks serves a large constituency on Long Island and our ability to educate and foster best practices on financial fitness and responsibility will surely make a positive impact." Dr. Kristie Golden, Vice President of Ambulatory Services at South Oaks Hospital, praised Capital One Bank on this initiative. "We are honored to be selected by Capital One Bank to assist in educating and promoting financial literacy. Our program will be implemented in September 2012 and at the conclusion in May 2013, we look forward to sharing our successful outcomes," she said.

South Oaks Hospital plays a significant role in providing treatment and recovery services including acute psychiatric illness and addiction. Our comprehensive programs provide care on an Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient basis depending upon the distinct needs of each individual. Our Vocational & Career Counseling Program delivers a broad range of services for individuals with disabilities of all ages who seek employment, a change of career, help transitioning from school to the workforce or are returning to the job market following a disability or addiction. South Oaks Hospital has joined the North Shore-LIJ Health System.

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Mary Jeanne Corea, Director of Community Relations

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