Kimberly Becher

Becher promoted to Chief Medical Officer at Community Care of West Virginia

Buckhannon, W.Va. — Dr. Kimberly Becher has been promoted to Chief Medical Officer at Community Care of West Virginia (CCWV), joining the leadership team with more than a decade of experience in the medical industry.

Becher joined CCWV in 2014 as a family physician at Community Care’s health center location in Clay.

“Kimberly has an extensive background in the medical field and has shown immense passion for her community and issues that face our rural patients,” announced Patricia Collett, chief operations officer of Community Care of West Virginia. “I am confident that she will make an excellent and vital addition to our leadership team.”

Becher has held several leadership positions at the university, state, and national level. As a medical student, she was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Commission on Governmental Advocacy. She was selected as a resident spokesperson for the AAFP’s 2012 visit to the White House. She served as a resident on the board of directors of the AAFP from 2013 to 2014 and as the New Physician Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates in 2018.

“I have dedicated my career to bettering the health and lives of West Virginians and I am excited to take my responsibility to the next level so that we can continue to grow and deliver services that best serve our patients and their whole health needs,” said Becher.

Becher acquired her undergraduate degree in biology from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, in 2002. She received her medical degree from Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in 2011 where she also completed her family medicine residency and served as one of the department’s chief residents. Between her undergraduate studies and medical school, Dr. Becher carried out breast and colon cancer research at the University of Cincinnati.

“As we continue to grow and expand our services, Dr. Becher has the vision and expertise to lead us into this next phase as our new chief medical officer,” stated Collett.

Becher grew up in West Virginia and is an active member of her community. She has served as a volunteer physician at the Marshall Medical Outreach homeless clinic and as a volunteer at the Health Sciences and Technology Academy of West Virginia University summer camp. She also served on the Mountaineer Food Bank’s board of directors from 2018 to 2021 and continues to be on the Clay Senior and Community Services board.

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