Athens-Limestone Hospital officials have announced the new chief executive officer is Kelli S. Powers. Jim Moffatt, chairman of the hospital's Board of Directors, said that to his knowledge, she is the first female hospital CEO in North Alabama, the Decatur Daily reports. Powers is leaving Lanier Health Services, where she served as CEO/CFO. Powers is filling a spot left vacant in December when CEO Cary Payne retired. Payne had served as CEO since January 2007.