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For Immediate Release:
May 10, 2012

Jack Caynon named Senior Vice President & Legal Counsel for Southcoast Health System

Jack Caynon, Esq.
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Southcoast Health System has named Jack Caynon, Esq., as Senior Vice President & Legal Counsel. In his new role, Caynon is responsible for managing Southcoast's legal affairs as well as the Audit and Corporate Compliance departments. He will develop and approve contracts, manage the use of Southcoast's external legal service providers, serve as the liaison to regulatory agencies and provide counsel on all legal matters.

Before joining Southcoast, Caynon was Vice President & General Counsel at Salem Health System in Salem, Ore. He previously held similar positions at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Va., and Roper Care Alliance in Charleston, S.C.

Caynon holds a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School in New Haven, Conn., and a Bachelor of Arts in Management Studies from the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, Md. He is currently a member of the bars in the states of Connecticut, South Carolina, Virginia and Oregon.

Caynon resides in North Dartmouth with his wife, Carla, and their two children.

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at Connect to Southcoast through social media at

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