Santiam Hospital & Clinics and Samaritan Health Services Announce Affiliation Pursuit

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(Stayton, Oregon) is a Salem, Oregon native who trained in the Midwest and has been in private practice locally since 1986. He joined Santiam Orthopedic Group in 2020. Prior to that, Dr.Thorsett practiced at Legacy Silverton Medical Center for 13 years, where he established a total joint program specializing in hip and knee replacement.

Dr. Thorsett attended University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed his residency at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr.Thorsett and his wife have lived in Sisters, Oregon since 2011; in their spare time, they enjoy hiking, cycling and snowshoeing as a family with their four children. “Anything where I’m moving, I’m happy,” he says. Dr. Thorsett is also active in the community and has served on the Sisters School Board since 2019.