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Dr. Kristie Golden, Vice President at South Oaks Hospital, Selected to Receive Hofstra University Distinguished Service Award

Kristie Golden, Ph.D., Vice President of Ambulatory & Community Services at South Oaks Hospital, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, has been selected as one of this year's recipients of the George M. Estabrook Distinguished Service Award presented by Hofstra University. Only a select few receive this prestigious award and The Long Island Home, operator of South Oaks Hospital and Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center congratulates Dr. Golden on this outstanding achievement.

Dr. Golden has been with The Long Island Home for more than l8 years and has a broad range of experience in strategic planning, program and business development. Dr. Golden pioneered the first Vocational Rehabilitation program at South Oaks as well as other valuable ambulatory behavioral health and school transition services benefitting countless children, adolescents, adults and senior adults. Robert Detor, President & CEO for The Long Island Home stated, "Dr. Golden is an outstanding member of our senior leadership team. Her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm coupled with her desire to advocate and promote wellness and positive change in the lives of our community is invaluable. On behalf of all our staff and the services we provide, we applaud her efforts and achievements."

Dr. Golden has served as an adjunct professor at Hofstra University, and Suffolk County Community College where she taught counseling and vocational rehabilitation and has worked closely with faculty at Hunter College and Syracuse University. Dr. Golden is a staunch advocate in the areas of primary care and behavioral health integration, vocational and career counseling, work skills development for those with disabilities and innovative prevention and treatment in the area of addiction and chemical dependency. Dr. Golden has served or is serving on several boards in our region including President of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County, Advisory Board at Hofstra University, a member of the task force with the Nassau County Mental Health Association and a member of the Development Council of the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island.

Dr. Golden stated, "She is deeply honored to receive this award and humbled by its significance. I have indeed been fortunate to have the opportunity to choose a career path that is very rewarding and enables me to promote positive change." Dr. Golden resides in Smithtown with her children, Loretta and Christopher. She enjoys her children, family, friends and traveling and supports her local community as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and Boy Scout Troop Committee Chairperson.

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