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Mercy Welcomes New Staff Members

Sep 23, 2019 08:44AM ● By Med Magazine

Phani Surapaneni, MD, general cardiologist with an emphasis in non-invasive imaging, has joined the MercyOne Siouxland Heart and Vascular team. 

Dr. Surapaneni received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, in Kolar, India. 

Dr. Surapaneni did a cardiovascular fellowship at Michigan State University.  She trained on cardiac pacemakers and pacing at Michigan State University and in Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. 

She has done extensive research at the Mayo Clinic and SUNY at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.

Jessica Hughes has been named the Director of Finance at MercyOne Siouxland.

Jessica graduated from Briar Cliff University in 2004 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in accounting and human resource management. She worked in public accounting field after graduation before moving into the area of healthcare finance in 2006, where she was a finance director the last 11 years. Jessica is currently working on her Master's in Healthcare Administration. 


Tina Loft has joined the MercyOne Siouxland team as EMS/Stroke Coordinator. 

Tina graduated from Morningside College in May of 2008 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in nursing. She began her nursing career at MercyOne Siouxland in 2008 and worked primarily in the cardiac service line as a staff nurse and case manager. 


Lea Mathison has accepted the position of MercyOne Siouxland Trauma Program Manager. 

Lea obtained her Associate's Degree in nursing from Western Iowa Tech Community College. She is currently pursuing her BSN at the University of Chamberlain. She has been an RN at MercyOne Siouxland for the last 7 years and has worked in Behavioral, Post-Critical and the Emergency Department. She has been an instructor for ACLS, PALS, TNCC, BLS and Basic Arrhythmia.