Members of the Lake City Hospital Authority Board chose the organization's new head on Thursday night.
Former longtime county manager, Dale Williams, was chosen over Blaine Williams and David Kraus. The candidates faced ten questions during interviews. They were scored based on six categories, with Williams ultimately receiving the most points.
Williams had served for nearly 32 years as Columbia County Manager before he retired in October 2015.
A contract has to be negotiated before Williams takes the position. The position has been open since February.