Eric Thornton has been named president of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Janesville.
Thornton has nearly 20 years of experience in health care. He got his start as the director of human resources for Dean Health Plan, before moving to a similar role in human resources when St. Mary’s Hospital opened in Janesville. In 2015, he was promoted to vice president of operations for the hospital.
Thornton serves on the boards for Blackhawk Technical College and Forward Janesville. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. A Janesville native, he and his wife, Cheryl, have two grown daughters.