BUCKEYE, WV – Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic is excited to announce that Jill Cochran, PhD, APRN-BC, FNP has officially joined their staff and will soon be seeing pediatric patients.  Cochran is a West Virginia native and has a long career in healthcare.

Cochran grew up in Quinwood, West Virginia and first began her nursing career as a Charge Nurse at Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney in 1976.  She worked throughout West Virginia before returning to the Greenbrier Valley in 1985.  She went on to obtain her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Masters of Science in Nursing, as well as her Ph.D. in Nursing from West Virginia University School of Nursing.  Cochran has become a well-known and much loved pediatric provider, working at Robert C. Byrd Clinic from 1999-2021 as a Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner.  She is currently an Associate Professor in the Clinical Science Department of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, a position she has held since 2010.

Cochran lives in Lewisburg with her husband, Fred.  The couple has two sons and four grandchildren.  She is a doting grandmother and names playing with her grandkids as her favorite hobby.

 “We are thrilled to bring a provider with Jill’s history of pediatric care and professional background to our clinic,” says Summer Moore, RN, and Manager of the Rural Health Clinic.  Participants of PMH’s Community Health Needs Assessments over the years have long identified a desire for more medical providers concentrating in pediatrics.  

“I am so excited and looking forward to coming to the Rural Health Clinic and seeing patients in a new setting!” Cochran says.  Her first day seeing pediatric patients will be next Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

You may make an appointment with Jill Cochran by calling 304-799-6200.  The clinic is located in the brand new Joe and Peg Greenlee Rural Health Clinic building located on the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital campus on 150 Duncan Road, Buckeye.

Primary care, including minor urgent care, is available at the Rural Health Clinic. The RHC offers a variety of providers offering services for all ages.  Chronic care is also provided for chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, etc. In addition, Sports/School Physicals, Family and Internal Medicine, and Women’s Health Services are available.  Limited same day visits available through our team of providers.  Appointments must be made for vaccinations.