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Rian Thornton joins AdventHealth

Mar 13, 2024 06:28PM ● By WNC Business

HENDERSONVILLE – AdventHealth announced the addition of Rian Thornton, MSN, FNP-C, RN to its team at AdventHealth Medical Group Cancer Services Weaverville*. Thornton is a certified family nurse practitioner with experience in providing hematology and oncology care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Most recently, Thornton served as an Advanced Practice Provider at HCA Mission Medical Oncology in Asheville, NC. 

Thornton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Albany State University in Albany, GA. He went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Nursing, with a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner, from Albany State University as well. Thornton has also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both Molecular Biology and Exercise Science.

Thornton is caring for patients in Weaverville and the communities surrounding the North Buncombe County area. Patients are already sharing how much they appreciate Thornton’s support. His patients know they can count on him to work closely with each individual to create care plans that match their needs and wants. He believes patient-centered care means they will have a say in their care and wellness plans. 

Helping others is what makes Thornton feel most whole. And in his free time, he enjoys golf, travel, and spending time with his family. 

Thornton cares for patients at AdventHealth Medical Group Cancer Services Weaverville. To learn more about the comprehensive care available at AdventHealth Medical Group Cancer Services, visit or call 855-774-LIFE (5433).

*A hospital department of AdventHealth Hendersonville.

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: 
Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate, not-for-profit care in a Christian environment. 
Source: AdventHealth Hendersonville