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College of Mount Saint Vincent

6301 Riverdale Avenue

Riverdale, New York 10471

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the educat ... more

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Employment History

Vice President and General Counsel

Trinitas Hospital

Adjunct Faculty

Hofstra University

Assistant General Counsel

Staten Island University Hospital

Director of Risk Management

Interfaith Medical Center

Administrator of Hospital Services

University Hospitals Case Medical Center


Board Member
Fiat Lancia Unlimited

Board Member


Bachelor's degree


State University of New York at Stony Brook

Juris Doctor degree


Health Services Administration degree

The New School for Social Research

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Sam Germana, on the Board of Directors of FIat Club of America and Organizer of this year's Fiat "Freak Out" is in the studio with Chris & Ray to sing the praises of the little Italian automobile.

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For accountants, "the bottom line is the bottom line," says Sam J. Germana, vice president and general counsel, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, in Elizabeth, NJ.

And that's fine, says Germana, "because you do want to have a balance - the conservative, strategic-thinking finance exec taking a hard look at the numbers, balanced with the risk-taking, strategic view of the CEO.
"GCs must provide the wide range of legal options open to management to meet strategic objectives," says Germana. "CFOs can then best determine which among the possibilities may likely provide the greatest return on investment. Even that which seems to defy logic can be 'legal.' Conversely, sound business decisions can violate a host of laws and regulations. He adds, "By having early tie-in between the finance and legal departments, the right hand knows what the left hand is doing."
In its hospital system with two campuses, says Germana, Trinitas developed a good contracting policy, "driven by our finance department.
"You have to have an open system where people are free to brainstorm, collaborate, share insights, and be critical, without being antagonistic," says Germana.
Germana suggests: "One of the most effective approaches to a well-built management team is to place the GC in the decision-making process early, to get the benefit of his or her unique way of viewing challenges and solutions."
Germana explains: It provides a level of protection against judicial interference with the workings of a corporation if the officers act in good faith, in the best interests of the corporation, on an informed basis, in ways that are not wasteful and do not involve self-interest. "GCs' advice is part of the process of establishing that managers acted on an informed basis and in good faith," he says. Cooperation Is Key
At Trinitas Hospital System, a key business issue is negotiating physician contracts that are not in violation of the Stark law, which bars referring a patient to a medical facility in which the physician has a financial interest. In trying to satisfy one need, hospital administration might create an arrangement that would lose money for a period.
Sam Germana, VP and general counsel for Trinitas, says it's best to get all the parties in the room together: finance, legal, and administration. "I'll say, 'John, the CFO says these numbers don't work.' And the manager may respond, 'But do you realize, we have to do this strategically - or lose this line of service to a competitor down the road.'
"There are nuances such as community benefit," Germana says.

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Sam Germana, Esq. Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Trinitas Regional Medical Center's Senior Administration [cached]

Sam Germana, Esq. Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Trinitas Regional Medical Center's Senior Administration [cached]

Sam Germana, Esq. Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel

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