IU Health University Leadership
Our constant pursuit of excellence through leading-edge medicine and scientific innovation at IU Health is guided by our executive leadership and board of directors. Learn more about those who lead IU Health University Hospital.
IU Health University Hospital Executives
Ryan Nagy, MD
As president of the IU Health adult academic health center (AAHC), Dr. Nagy is responsible for determining the strategic vision and priorities for IU Health Methodist and University Hospitals. Serving as president since 2016, Dr. Nagy has provided oversight for the new Indianapolis downtown hospital project and has led successful efforts to enhance the quality of care and overall patient experience.
Dr. Nagy joined the AAHC in 2012 as an anesthesiologist. During his tenure at IU Health, he has held a number of leadership roles, including chief of anesthesiology and chief medical officer. He remains a practicing anesthesiologist at University Hospital, which allows him to combine his clinical experience and operational expertise to guide decisions and drive the future of care.
Dr. Nagy earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Indiana University.
Liz Linden, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Chief Operating Officer
Elizabeth (Liz) Linden is chief operating officer for IU Health Methodist and University hospitals. In this role, Linden oversees hospital operations, strategic planning initiatives and efforts to ensure the highest quality of patient care.
Linden joined IU Health in 2016 with nearly two decades of leadership experience in a broad range of healthcare services. She has served as the chief nursing officer at Riley Children's Health, Methodist and University hospitals, transitioning into the chief operating officer position in 2022. An accomplished, insightful leader, Linden has a knack for guiding teams through complex situations and competing priorities. Her background in nursing as well as her passion for team engagement and quality care helps her build environments where patients and team members thrive.
She holds a bachelor’s in nursing, a master’s in nursing administration and a doctorate in nursing practice from Indiana University. Linden also serves on the board of the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse & Suicide, where she works to support the end of teen suicide and child sexual abuse.
Joyce Nwatuobi, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Joyce Nwatuobi joined IU Health as the chief financial officer for Methodist and University hospitals in the fall of 2021. In this role, Nwatuobi administers, directs and monitors all hospital financial activities, serving as a trusted advisor to ensure the financial sustainability of the $2+ billion organization. She also provides oversight to the new IU Health downtown hospital project.
Prior to joining IU Health, Nwatuobi served as the chief executive officer and co-founder of ThriveHealth in Milwaukee, WI. She has also served as the regional vice president of operations for Fresenius Kidney Care and senior vice president of finance operations for Aurora Health Care. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Middlesex University in London and a master’s of business administration from Durham University Business School.
Michele Saysana, MD, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Saysana is the chief medical officer for the adult academic health center, which includes IU Health Methodist and University Hospitals. She is responsible for steering clinical policy decision-making and leading a talented team of medical directors and physician leadership to enhance the quality of care and overall patient experience.
Since joining the IU Health team as a dedicated pediatric hospitalist in 2006, Dr. Saysana has served in several leadership positions. In 2011, she was named medical director for Quality and Safety at Riley Hospital for Children and vice president and chief quality and safety officer for the IU Health system in 2017. As part of the response to COVID-19, Dr. Saysana helped to develop the IU Health Virtual Screening Hub and also served as the first chief medical officer of Virtual Care at IU Health.
Dr. Saysana is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program. She is board certified in pediatrics.
Lindsay Proctor, OTR, MBA
Chief of Staff
Lindsay Proctor is the chief of staff for the adult academic health center, which includes Methodist and University Hospitals. In this role, Proctor serves as an advisor to the Office of the President and is responsible for advancing the organization’s strategic initiatives. She manages the executive office and serves as a liaison for key constituents and partners. In addition, she provides oversight to the academic health center project.
Proctor came to IU Health in 2016 from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. At Northwestern, she served as an occupational therapist for nearly a decade before advancing into various clinical management and healthcare administration roles. Proctor earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s in business administration from Loyola University, Chicago.
Amanda Noth-Matchett, PhD, MHA, RN, CENP
Chief Nursing Officer
As chief nursing officer for IU Health Methodist and University hospitals, Amanda Noth-Matchett leads nursing operations and strategy through thoughtful direction and a focus on patient-centered care.
Noth-Matchett has over a decade of nursing and leadership experience at IU Health. She is accomplished in leading teams to achieve results and is passionate about improving the delivery of patient care. Noth-Matchett served as associate chief nursing officer for operations at IU Health Methodist and University hospitals for 4 years, and has significant operational experience and expertise in navigating complex environments.
She holds a bachelor’s in nursing from Purdue University, a master’s in healthcare administration from Indiana University, and a doctorate of philosophy in nursing with a minor in health policy and management from Indiana University. She is an active member of the American Organization for Nurse Leadership and serves on the membership committee.