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2015 - Marcia Wise

Congratulations to Marcia Wise, RN, VA-BC™

Winner of the 2015 Suzanne LaVere Herbst Award For Excellence in Vascular Access

The Association for Vascular Access congratulates Marcia Wise, RN, VA-BC on her selection as the 2015 winner of the Suzanne LaVere Herbst Award for Excellence in Vascular Access.

The award is the highest honor bestowed by AVA and is given annually to the member who best exemplifies the AVA mission, who is a recognized expert in vascular access, and who has made a significant contribution to the art and science of vascular access and/or affected outcomes for persons requiring vascular access.

Marcia represents the true spirit of the award.  She has over 30 years experience in infusion therapy and has served as a leader in AVA for years.  Her enthusiasm and heartfelt commitment to our specialty have contributed to our organizational culture and to the career development of many of our members.  A colleague said in her nomination:

"Marcia describes the mindset of a vascular access professional as one that requires conviction and most importantly passion for the art of intravenous access"

From both an organizational and clinical perspective, Marcia exemplifies leadership.  Her influence is felt at the bedside of numerous health care facilities, in local networks, in national and international professional forums, and in industry.

Sincere congratulations Marcia!!
2015 Herbst Award Committee