*Brenda Waltz has been named chief executive officer at Athens (Tenn.) Community Hospital. She had been assistant administrator.
*James T. Montgomery has been named president of the central Louisiana region at Columbia/HCA, Louisville, Ky. He had been president and chief executive officer at Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, La.
*Douglas L. Bockus has been named president and chief executive officer at California Hospitals Affiliated Insurance Services, Rancho Cordova, Calif. He had been president at U.S. Benefits, Costa Mesa, Calif.
*Richard E. Butler has been named chief executive officer at Fountain Valley (Calif.) Regional Hospital and Medical Center. He had been administrator.
*Jay Levin has been named president at Preferred Provider Organization of Michigan, Southfield. He had been vice president. COOs, CFOs
*Michael Uboldi has been named chief operating officer and vice president at Mercy American River/Mercy San Juan Hospital, Carmichael, Calif. He had been vice president of clinical services.
*Sherry Jensen has been named chief financial officer at Granville Medical Center, Oxford, N.C. She had been interim CFO.
*Jay Loeffert has been named chief financial officer at Warren (Ohio) General Hospital. He had been interim CFO.
*Suzanne Esterman has been named public affairs supervisor at HIP/Rutgers Health Plan, Somerset, N.J. She had been public affairs coordinator.
*Lisa L. Burroughs has been named national marketing director at Physical Therapy Provider Network, Woodland Hills, Calif. She had been director of marketing and contract development at Research Medical, Costa Mesa, Calif.
*J. Stephen Ashley has been named executive director of the Tampa, Fla., office at Admar Corp., Santa Ana, Calif. He had been president at Bay Area Health Alliance, St. Petersburg, Fla.
*Judy A. Tedeschi has been named advertising program administrator at Pilgrim Health Care, Norwell, Mass. She had been senior account manager at Lehman Millet Advertising, Boston.
*L. Ann Bailey has been named emergency department manager at West Paces Medical Center, Atlanta. She had been a charge nurse in the emergency department.
*John Franck has been named senior counsel at Columbia/HCA, Louisville, Ky. He had been a partner at Middleton & Reutlinger, Louisville.
*Joyce Brewer has been named administrator at Baptist Hospital of Miami's vascular institute. She had been assistant vice president at the hospital.
*Daryl Anne Haren has been named director of nurses in the behavioral health unit of St. Anne General Hospital, Raceland, La. She had been outcomes manager at Harris Methodist HEB Hospital, Bedford, Texas.
*John J. Lahey has been named director of the financial reporting group at Holy Cross Health System Corp., South Bend, Ind. He had been director of strategic planning at Mount Carmel Health, Columbus, Ohio.
*Debra Sansone has been named director of case management at Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center. She had been assistant director/administrator of the outpatient department.
*Geoffrey Huys has been named director of marketing and planning at Saint Joseph's Care Group, South Bend, Ind. He had been director of research and planning.
*Eve Higginbotham, M.D., has been named professor and chairwoman of the department of ophthalmology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore. She had been associate professor of ophthalmology and assistant dean of faculty affairs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.