Woody Thorne MSEd

Southern Illinois Healthcare

Advisory Council

William Russel “Woody” Thorne serves as the Vice President of Community Affairs for Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH). SIH is an integrated health care system comprised of three hospitals, multi-specialty physician facilities, and clinics with the mission of improving the health and well being of all of those residing in the communities served by SIH facilities. Thorne oversees the organization’s marketing and communications functions, charitable foundation, and community health improvement work through their Community Benefits department. Thorne is an active volunteer and board member on numerous community and regional economic development and health planning organizations.