Leader in Medicine

Stephanie Vannevel


Stephanie Vannevel, Vice President and Revenue Cycle Director at Mercy Iowa, has been appointed as “Best in Medicine” by the American Health Council. She will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in Healthcare Education, Workforce Development, Business, Coding, IT, and Health Informatics.

Ms. Vannevel has been active in the healthcare industry for the past 25 years. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Informatics from Indian Hills Community College in 1993, her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Buena Vista University in 2013, and her Master’s degree in Behavioral Health from Capella Universityin 2015. Her certifications include Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR), Certified Healthcare Finance Professional (CHFP), Certified Healthcare Privacy Expert (CHPE), and Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). She is also a Certified Personal Trainer.

At Mercy Iowa, Vannevel partakes in the oversight of daily functions within the HIS Department, including management of physician and hospital coding, transcription, charge entry, budget preparation & adherence, and physician education, among others.

Ms. Vannevel formerly worked at Henry County Health Center, where her day-to-day responsibilities included overseeing ER registration, pre-authorization eligibility, transparency, medical staff credentialing, coding, and HIS (Hospital Information System). Currently at Indian Hills Community College, she teaches Healthcare Informatics at Indian Hills Community College.

Ms. Vannevel is affiliated with professional associations IAMSSNAMSSAHIMAIHIMAHFMA. She has served on the Indiana Health Information Management Association’s (IHIMA) Board of Directors in multiple roles, including President, Treasurer, 1st Year Director, 2nd Year Director, and Secretary. She has also served on the Iowa Association Medical Staff Services’ (IAMSS) Board of Directors.

Ms. Vannevel attributes her success and ability to move up the ladder to how she treats people, always with the utmost respect. She graduated with honors from both Buena Vista University and Capella University and is proud of having built a reputable and honest career that has led her to a managerial position where she leads a staff of 17. Her goals over the next five years include branching out to the financial side of the revenue cycle or moving into a more administrative role.

Out of all her achievements, Ms. Vannevel is most proud of the support she receives from her boys, Nicholas, Zachary, and Joshua. She is also involved with the Humane Society of Stillwater.

In her free time, Ms. Vannevel enjoys running 5Ks.

Vice President and Revenue Cycle Director at Mercy Health Network

  • Mercy Health Network is a 218 bed Acute short term non-profit facility with 225 specialty providers.
  • Ms. Vannevel directly supervises or through others day-to-day activities of revenue cycle staff, as well as provide management oversight of the revenue cycle staff in other locations across the health system to ensure that billing and collection processes are compliant and collections are optimized.