Whatcom Medic One director receives national award

The Bellingham Business Journal

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recently recognized a local doctor at the organization’s annual Scientific Assembly, the largest gathering of emergency physicians in the country.

Dr. Marvin Wayne received the Outstanding Contribution in EMS Award, which is given to individuals who have made nationally significant contributions to emergency medical services.

Wayne is medical director for Whatcom Medic One, the emergency medical services system for Bellingham and Whatcom County. He is also an attending physician in the emergency department at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and an associate clinical professor at the University of Washington.

Since 1974, Wayne has worked with community leaders, medical professionals, and elected officials to turn out-of-hospital care into a reality. He has been the driving force in creating one of the most-respected out-of-hospital EMS systems in the world.

Wayne also campaigned for the creation of EMS systems in communities around the country, founded a regional air ambulance service, and helped establish the first hospital department of emergency medicine in Beijing.

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