PATERSON, NJ (October 14, 2020) – St. Joseph’s Health today announced that Caswell L. Samms III, will join the organization to serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

“Caswell’s depth of experience and commitment to financial health and stewardship will continue to build on St. Joseph’s strong financial foundation,” says Kevin J. Slavin, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health. “We’re thrilled to welcome Caswell back to New Jersey and to the St. Joseph’s community.”

With more than 20 years of experience in large healthcare organizations, Samms joins St. Joseph’s Health from WellStar Health System in Marietta, Georgia. As a key member of WellStar’s executive leadership team, Samms serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. His experience includes a successful track record in operations and finance, having served in executive positions in budgeting, revenue cycle, and business development. Samms expects to begin his tenure with St. Joseph’s on December 7, 2020.

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Prior to serving at WellStar, Samms was the Network Chief Financial Officer for New York City Health and Hospitals, a public benefit corporation with a mission to provide comprehensive and high-quality healthcare to all. Samms previously served as Vice President of Finance & Revenue Cycle at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York, and as Vice President of Finance & Planning at East Orange General Hospital. Early in his career, Samms served as a business advisory specialist for then-St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson.

Samms earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virginia State University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Regis University. He is green certified in Lean Management. Samms is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He was selected by Becker’s as one of the Rising Stars “40 Under 40” and by Diversity MBA in the “Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders.”