Management Team

Jim Fiscus, MBA


Village SurgiCenter is pleased to welcome Jim Fiscus as the new Center Administrator. Jim began his career as a Radiologic Technologist graduating from John Hopkins Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. He went on to earn his MBA degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has more than 30 years of management experience. Jim was the Executive Director of Pine Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center prior to joining Village SurgiCenter. If you would lie to contact Jim please call 814-836-0770 or email him at

John Desser, RN, CNOR

Clinical Nurse Manager

John has been with Village SurgiCenter since its creation. He was instrumental in the development of clinical protocols and the planning and procurement of the facility’s cutting edge technology. A lifelong resident of the Erie community, he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from Gannon University’s Villa College. During the past 15 years, John has continually honed his operating room and management skills at area hospitals. He holds certifications in OR, Trauma, Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). John supervises, directs, analyzes, and evaluates all nursing care given to patients, as well as controlling materials, supplies and equipment needed for successful facility operations.

Heidi Andrews-Keys, CMA

Business Office Manager

Heidi joined us in August 2015. She is a graduate of Gannon University. Heidi has been involved in Erie area healthcare for over 15 years - working in a private physician practice setting. Heidi specializes in and is responsible for the business operations of the center including: Accounts Receivables management, Human resource management, medical records and scheduling. In addition, Heidi provides administrative support for Village SurgiCenter's Compliance and Regulations and patient related services.