Jay William Eckersley has been named chief executive officer at Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals and senior vice president at U.S. Health Corp., Columbus, Ohio. He had been president and senior executive officer at BJC Affiliates, St. Louis.
George H. Schmitt has been named president and chief executive officer at BWHealth, Baltimore. He had been regional vice president for administration and operations at Sutter/CHS, San Francisco.
Stephen R. Schoaps has been named president and chief executive officer at Seminole (Okla.) Municipal Hospital. He had been CEO at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, Pa.
William E. Simmons has been named president and chief executive officer at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown, Texas. He had been executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Mark C. Covington has been named president and chief executive officer at Inter Valley Health Plan, Pomona, Calif. He had been vice president at FHP, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Barry C. Finn has been named vice president and chief financial officer at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora, Ill. He had been senior vice president at Centegra Health System, McHenry, Ill.
Nicholas J. Marzocco has been named chief operating officer at the Louisiana division of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., New Orleans. He had been executive director at Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell, La.
William Johnson has been named system vice president and chief operating officer at Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, Fla. He had been vice president of clinical services.
James R. Jones III has been named vice president of human relations at Inova Health System, Springfield, Va. He had been senior vice president of human resources at Franciscan Health System, Philadelphia.
James C. Hughes has been named senior vice president and general counsel at Inova Health System, Springfield, Va. He had been a partner at Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin, Fairfax, Va.
Anthony Firmstone has been named executive director of the Warren/
Youngstown health service area at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cincinnati. He had been director of healthcare services at Prudential Health Care Plan, Cleveland.
Linda Kraiko has been named director of women's and children's services at Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers, Hammond and Dyer, Ind. She had been manager of the women's center.
Pamela Menard has been named director of healthcare management at Independent Health, Buffalo, N.Y. She had been senior project manager.
Robert A. Ford has been named associate hospital director at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester. He had been vice president of operations at Hermann Hospital, Houston.
Kenneth R. Reuter has been named chief sales and marketing officer at California Advantage, San Francisco. He had been director of operations for the Western region at GMIS, San Ramon, Calif.
Michael Durr has been named director of finance at Baptist Health Enterprises, Miami. He had been accounting manager.
Charles Jackson has been named manager of information systems development at ChoiceCare, Cincinnati. He had been information systems development director at Cincinnati Bell.
Randall Odzer has been named director of finance at Blue Care Network of Southeast Michigan, Southfield. He had been vice president of finance and internal audit at Rush Prudential Health Plans, Chicago.
Dave Underriner has been named operations administrator at Providence Portland (Ore.) Medical Center. He had been assistant administrator for clinical services at Providence Health System's Portland service area.