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