Tyson Thornton

Vice president of Operations for Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital and interim vice president of Operations for Northern Light Inland Hospital

Thornton, TysonTyson Thornton, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FACHE, is the vice president of Operations for Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital, and the interim vice president of Operations for Northern Light Inland Hospital.

Tyson has been with Northern Light Health since 2008, starting as a staff pharmacist with Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, then taking on a leadership role with Sebasticook Valley Hospital in 2012 and Inland Hospital in 2022.

Tyson is responsible for all pharmacy, outpatient infusion services, facilities, real estate, safety, security, emergency preparedness, environmental services, nutritional services, outpatient diabetes and nutrition clinic, materials management, laboratory, women’s health, respiratory, and imaging. He also ensures the hospital is properly organized and prepared for state licensing and accreditation site visits while creating a culture and environment of safety for both patients and employees.

Tyson believes that to provide great care you must understand every aspect of how a patient experiences that care. To do this, as a team you must recognize and respect the talents and skills that each staff member brings to the care experience; this allows the team to create excellent care environments for both the patient and the staff.  

Tyson is a board member of the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives, the Maine Regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives, a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Health System Pharmacy, and a volunteer with the University of New Hampshire Healthcare Management Program.

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Connecticut
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut (PharmD)
Master’s in Business Administration, New England College
Fellow – American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)

Favorite quote: 
“Watch your thoughts; they become your words; Watch your words; they become your actions.  Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character.  Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – Lao-Tze