Astria Health welcomes new Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner to the Yakima Valley

(SUNNYSIDE, Wash., April 11, 2022) – Astria Health is pleased to welcome Valentine Okochi, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, to the Yakima Valley. Okochi is now providing primary care to patients of all ages, from adolescents to adults, at the Astria Health Centers in Toppenish and Zillah.

“I’m dedicated to delivering evidence-based practice and culturally-competent care to members of our community,” Okochi said. “I’m looking forward to serving patients and their families and helping them receive the high-quality care that they deserve.”

Okochi is a Family Nurse Practitioner who works to provide compassionate, individualized patient care, specifically catered to the needs and conditions of each individual he sees. Okochi has extensive clinical training to prevent, diagnose and treat common health problems, and serious chronic and complex illnesses. He is passionate about patient education and works alongside each of his patients to teach disease prevention and healthy lifestyle habits.

Okochi completed his Master of Science in Nursing Leadership degree from South University in Savannah, Georgia. He also completed his Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty from Herzing University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Okochi is board-certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“Astria Health is highly-focused on offering patients and their families comprehensive primary care services to fulfill their healthcare needs,” said Brian Gibbons, Astria Health Chief Executive Officer and President of Astria Sunnyside Hospital. “The addition of Mr. Okochi’s knowledge and expertise to our organization will serve our community members well now and for years to come.”

Okochi is currently accepting new patients. Please call (509) 865-2500 to schedule an appointment in Toppenish or (509) 314-6565 in Zillah.

The Astria Health System, headquartered in the heart of the Yakima Valley, is the parent nonprofit organization of Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Astria Toppenish Hospital along with outpatient Astria Health Centers with healthcare sites and providers conveniently located in towns and cities throughout the region. Specialized in orthopaedics, cardiology, neurosurgery, behavioral health and more, Astria Health is Always Here for individuals and families to receive the finest compassionate care, close to home. For more information, please visit:




Posted April 11, 2022

Astria Health welcomes new Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner to the Yakima Valley


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