August 25, 2015
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Asbury Place continuing care retirement communities recently named Norene Cochran health care administrator for its Kingsport campus.
Cochran has extensive experience in long term care management, hospital departmental management, clinical nutrition and long term care nutrition. Before joining Asbury Place, she had a long career with Saber Healthcare, formerly Videll Healthcare.
“With her knowledge and passion for our industry and vast experience, Norene is a tremendous asset to Asbury Place,” said Marjorie Shonnard, chief operating officer for Asbury Inc. “We are fortunate to have her.”
Cochran is a licensed nursing home administrator (LNHA) and a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she earned her master’s degree in clinical nutrition and bachelor’s degree in dietetics. She is a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators and American Dietetic Association and is past president of the Tennessee Dietetic Association.
An active community volunteer, Cochran currently serves on the board of Kingsport Meals on Wheels and has previously served on the boards of other organizations, such as Second Harvest Food Bank in Gray, Tenn., and the Boys and Girls Clubs in Kingsport. She also is an active member at Grace Fellowship Church in Kingsport.
Cochran and her husband, Alan, live in the Yuma community of Gate City, Virginia. They have seven children and 14 grandchildren.
About Asbury, Inc.
Asbury, Inc. operates Asbury Place, CARF-CCAC accredited continuing care retirement communities in Kingsport and Maryville, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.asburyplace.org.