American Vein & Vascular Institute Proudly Recognizes the Following Team Members as 2017 Excellence Award Winners

On March 2, 2018, American Vein proudly recognized employees and teams for their outstanding contributions in 2017 that continue to move our business forward as a leading provider of vein and vascular healthcare, as well as practice management excellence.


Announcing the annual American Vein & Vascular Institute excellence awards is always our favorite time of year, we are so fortunate to have a truly awesome team working with us. The peer-nominated awards recognize the standout work of some great individuals within our company and reflect the respect their coworkers have for them.

All awards are peer-nominated, with the exception of the Founders’ Award and the Clinic of the Year. During our Excellence Award Banquet, American Vein proudly recognized the following winners for their 2017 contributions:

  • The Founders’ Award, chosen by Dr. Gibbs and Erin Gibbs

o   Angela Cole

  • To & From the Heart Award

o   Brittany Kristan, Vice President of Business Services, Corporate

  • Clinic of the Year

o   Parker Clinic, 19284 Cottonwood Drive, Suite 204, Parker, CO

  • Service Excellence Award

o   Belva Zmerzlikar, accounting manager, Corporate

  • Provider of the Year

o   Dr. Madson, vascular and endovascular surgeon, North Pueblo

  • Unsung Hero Award

o   Julie Van Soelen, marketing coordinator, Arlington, TX

  • Rookie of the Year

o   Ed Priem, Vice President of Finance, Corporate

Write-in Awards (as delineated by the write-in content from nominees)

  • “Challenge Accepted” – Arlington Clinic Team
  • “Best Family Member Who Makes Spanish Rice” – April Decker
  • “Work Ethic Award” – Mary Ontiveros-Otero
  • “Take One for The Team” – Beth Mizar
  • “Accepting of Change” – Jessica Laughlin
  • “Owner’s Award” – Erin and Dr. Gibbs