Chief Nursing Officer at Riverview Health Recognized by American College of Healthcare Executives

Joyce Wood, RN, MBA, FACHE, chief nursing officer of Riverview Health

Riverview Health announced that Joyce Wood, RN, MBA, FACHE, chief nursing officer of Riverview Health, was given the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Regents’ Senior Level Healthcare Executive Award.

“Joyce’s dedication to not only Riverview Health but the healthcare profession is an inspiration to us all,” said Seth Warren, president and CEO of Riverview Health. “She has been a part of the Riverview Health team for more than 31 years and has been an instrumental part of our growth. Joyce leads by example and advocates for others in the organization to build their careers. This award is well-deserved, and we are thrilled she is being recognized for her achievements.”

The ACHE Regents’ Senior Level Healthcare Executive Award recognizes healthcare executives who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities that have led to significant growth and innovation for his or her organization. Recipients are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management, executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, contributions to the development of others in healthcare profession, leadership in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities, participation in civic/community activities and projects, and participation in college activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.

“I’m honored to receive this award,” Joyce said. “Healthcare is a passion for me, and a primary focus has always been to ensure that people have excellent healthcare close to home. I’m grateful to have such a great team of clinicians and leaders to work with that continually help to advance healthcare in our community and bring it all to fruition.”

Joyce started her career with Riverview Health in 1990 as a bedside registered nurse. Joyce became the vice president of Organizational Improvement and chief nursing officer in 2004. Joyce has her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and her bachelor’s in nursing from Indiana University.

Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville, a 16-bed hospital in Westfield, as well as three freestanding combined ER and urgent care facilities. Also included are more than 25 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades 5-star rating (2020) for total knee replacement and spinal fusion and Newsweek magazine annual rankings as a top acute inpatient rehabilitation unit in the state of Indiana (2021). Riverview Health was also recognized by the Indiana Hospital Association for its infant and maternal health with the INspire Hospital of Distinction award two years in a row (2020, 2021). For more information on Riverview Health, visit