INVESTING IN OUR MEMBERS

INVESTING IN OUR MEMBERS

INVESTING IN OUR MEMBERS

MEMBERS ARE THE REASON THE CAP EXISTS. EVERY PROGRAM AND SERVICE IS DESIGNED TO BENEFIT MEMBERS AND THE PATIENTS THEY SERVE.

MEMBERS ARE THE REASON THE CAP EXISTS. EVERY PROGRAM AND SERVICE IS DESIGNED TO BENEFIT MEMBERS AND THE PATIENTS THEY SERVE.

CAP Supports What Members Need and Value

Key Initiatives Enhance Member Experience

From superior education and state and federal advocacy to laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing, the CAP strives to meet the needs of its members. This commitment is a simple one, woven into the DNA of everything the CAP does to advance the professional and socioeconomic interests of pathologists in their role as physicians caring for patients.

In 2018, the CAP focused on 17 key initiatives to deliver even greater value to members. These included an expansion of offerings to help members prepare for evolving market dynamics, new payment and employment models, and the emergence of new technologies. That was only the beginning. The CAP continues to actively listen to members, asking them what they need and investing in what they value most.

In response to member input, the CAP continued to improve its website experience. In 2018, the organization made significant changes to cap.org, including the applications within e-LAB Solutions Suite (ELSS) to manage accreditation and PT needs. A refreshed informational website, a redesigned ELSS landing page, a new online accreditation reapplication process with enhancements to keep organizational profiles up to date, and optimization of PT result forms were among some of the projects the CAP implemented, all based on feedback from CAP members and customers.

During 2018, the CAP aligned offerings with evolving member and practice needs. Specific practice management resources offered in 2018 included the Practice Management Workshop, release of the new Billing Assessment Toolkit, CAP18 and state pathology society presentations, practice management webinars, and direct support of member inquiries with curated content.

An organization that consistently serves the needs of its members will continue to thrive and grow. Total CAP membership is strong with nearly 18,000 members. Nine out of 10 Fellows renew their CAP membership year over year. In addition, recruitment of new members grew in 2018 with success in reaching early-career pathologists and in recruiting 85% of pathology residents who became CAP Junior Members.

Members Grow Influence at State Level and Build Expertise

Key issues impacting pathologists don’t just happen nationally. The CAP’s partnerships with state pathology societies also bolster advocacy efforts at the state level. Through the CAP’s State Pathology Society (SPS) affiliate agreement, state pathology societies can send notifications of society meetings and offerings, calls to action, and invitations to join or renew membership. To date, 29 states have signed SPS affiliate agreements with the CAP.

Through the joint providership program, the CAP offers nonprofit pathology and laboratory medicine organizations the ability to award continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits for their educational activities. By partnering with the CAP, state societies can provide their members with intensive grassroots education right where they live. This year, the program served 16 organizations with more than 50 accredited CME activities, impacting more than 1,700 physicians and 300 nonphysicians.

In 2018, the CAP implemented a learning design strategy, focused on innovative design approaches in its education programs, making the learning experiences more personalized, flexible, and accessible. Participants have noted greater satisfaction and improved knowledge and skill development. One example is the redesigned online activity “Creating a Culture of Patient Safety,” which includes interactive video and self-directed learning.

The CAP provides varied opportunities for members to enhance critical skills and knowledge. The CAP18 annual meeting offered them ways to explore the latest in emerging science, improve the management of their practices, and advocate for the specialty of pathology. Members appreciated numerous networking opportunities throughout the meeting. A broad CME program featured Saturday courses for the first time to make education accessible to more members. Live streaming of CAP18 events engaged thousands of members remotely.

Other learning opportunities during the year included the unique Advanced Practical Pathology Programs (AP3s): Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle-Aspiration, Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology, and Laboratory Medical Direction—all of which offered highly focused training. Also, the CAP released six new publications in 2018, helping pathologists and laboratory professionals remain current.

CAP Supports What Members Need and Value

Key Initiatives Enhance Member Experience

From superior education and state and federal advocacy to laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing, the CAP strives to meet the needs of its members. This commitment is a simple one, woven into the DNA of everything the CAP does to advance the professional and socioeconomic interests of pathologists in their role as physicians caring for patients.

In 2018, the CAP focused on 17 key initiatives to deliver even greater value to members. These included an expansion of offerings to help members prepare for evolving market dynamics, new payment and employment models, and the emergence of new technologies. That was only the beginning. The CAP continues to actively listen to members, asking them what they need and investing in what they value most.

In response to member input, the CAP continued to improve its website experience. In 2018, the organization made significant changes to cap.org, including the applications within e-LAB Solutions Suite (ELSS) to manage accreditation and PT needs. A refreshed informational website, a redesigned ELSS landing page, a new online accreditation reapplication process with enhancements to keep organizational profiles up to date, and optimization of PT result forms were among some of the projects the CAP implemented, all based on feedback from CAP members and customers.

During 2018, the CAP aligned offerings with evolving member and practice needs. Specific practice management resources offered in 2018 included the Practice Management Workshop, release of the new Billing Assessment Toolkit, CAP18 and state pathology society presentations, practice management webinars, and direct support of member inquiries with curated content.

An organization that consistently serves the needs of its members will continue to thrive and grow. Total CAP membership is strong with nearly 18,000 members. Nine out of 10 Fellows renew their CAP membership year over year. In addition, recruitment of new members grew in 2018 with success in reaching early-career pathologists and in recruiting 85% of pathology residents who became CAP Junior Members.

Members Grow Influence at State Level and Build Expertise

Key issues impacting pathologists don’t just happen nationally. The CAP’s partnerships with state pathology societies also bolster advocacy efforts at the state level. Through the CAP’s State Pathology Society (SPS) affiliate agreement, state pathology societies can send notifications of society meetings and offerings, calls to action, and invitations to join or renew membership. To date, 29 states have signed SPS affiliate agreements with the CAP.

Through the joint providership program, the CAP offers nonprofit pathology and laboratory medicine organizations the ability to award continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits for their educational activities. By partnering with the CAP, state societies can provide their members with intensive grassroots education right where they live. This year, the program served 16 organizations with more than 50 accredited CME activities, impacting more than 1,700 physicians and 300 nonphysicians.

In 2018, the CAP implemented a learning design strategy, focused on innovative design approaches in its education programs, making the learning experiences more personalized, flexible, and accessible. Participants have noted greater satisfaction and improved knowledge and skill development. One example is the redesigned online activity “Creating a Culture of Patient Safety,” which includes interactive video and self-directed learning.

The CAP provides varied opportunities for members to enhance critical skills and knowledge. The CAP18 annual meeting offered them ways to explore the latest in emerging science, improve the management of their practices, and advocate for the specialty of pathology. Members appreciated numerous networking opportunities throughout the meeting. A broad CME program featured Saturday courses for the first time to make education accessible to more members. Live streaming of CAP18 events engaged thousands of members remotely.

Other learning opportunities during the year included the unique Advanced Practical Pathology Programs (AP3s): Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle-Aspiration, Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology, and Laboratory Medical Direction—all of which offered highly focused training. Also, the CAP released six new publications in 2018, helping pathologists and laboratory professionals remain current.

CAP Supports What Members Need and Value

Key Initiatives Enhance Member Experience

From superior education and state and federal advocacy to laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing, the CAP strives to meet the needs of its members. This commitment is a simple one, woven into the DNA of everything the CAP does to advance the professional and socioeconomic interests of pathologists in their role as physicians caring for patients.

In 2018, the CAP focused on 17 key initiatives to deliver even greater value to members. These included an expansion of offerings to help members prepare for evolving market dynamics, new payment and employment models, and the emergence of new technologies. That was only the beginning. The CAP continues to actively listen to members, asking them what they need and investing in what they value most.

In response to member input, the CAP continued to improve its website experience. In 2018, the organization made significant changes to cap.org, including the applications within e-LAB Solutions Suite (ELSS) to manage accreditation and PT needs. A refreshed informational website, a redesigned ELSS landing page, a new online accreditation reapplication process with enhancements to keep organizational profiles up to date, and optimization of PT result forms were among some of the projects the CAP implemented, all based on feedback from CAP members and customers.

During 2018, the CAP aligned offerings with evolving member and practice needs. Specific practice management resources offered in 2018 included the Practice Management Workshop, release of the new Billing Assessment Toolkit, CAP18 and state pathology society presentations, practice management webinars, and direct support of member inquiries with curated content.

An organization that consistently serves the needs of its members will continue to thrive and grow. Total CAP membership is strong with nearly 18,000 members. Nine out of 10 Fellows renew their CAP membership year over year. In addition, recruitment of new members grew in 2018 with success in reaching early-career pathologists and in recruiting 85% of pathology residents who became CAP Junior Members.

Members Grow Influence at State Level and Build Expertise

Key issues impacting pathologists don’t just happen nationally. The CAP’s partnerships with state pathology societies also bolster advocacy efforts at the state level. Through the CAP’s State Pathology Society (SPS) affiliate agreement, state pathology societies can send notifications of society meetings and offerings, calls to action, and invitations to join or renew membership. To date, 29 states have signed SPS affiliate agreements with the CAP.

Through the joint providership program, the CAP offers nonprofit pathology and laboratory medicine organizations the ability to award continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits for their educational activities. By partnering with the CAP, state societies can provide their members with intensive grassroots education right where they live. This year, the program served 16 organizations with more than 50 accredited CME activities, impacting more than 1,700 physicians and 300 nonphysicians.

In 2018, the CAP implemented a learning design strategy, focused on innovative design approaches in its education programs, making the learning experiences more personalized, flexible, and accessible. Participants have noted greater satisfaction and improved knowledge and skill development. One example is the redesigned online activity “Creating a Culture of Patient Safety,” which includes interactive video and self-directed learning.

The CAP provides varied opportunities for members to enhance critical skills and knowledge. The CAP18 annual meeting offered them ways to explore the latest in emerging science, improve the management of their practices, and advocate for the specialty of pathology. Members appreciated numerous networking opportunities throughout the meeting. A broad CME program featured Saturday courses for the first time to make education accessible to more members. Live streaming of CAP18 events engaged thousands of members remotely.

Other learning opportunities during the year included the unique Advanced Practical Pathology Programs (AP3s): Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle-Aspiration, Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology, and Laboratory Medical Direction—all of which offered highly focused training. Also, the CAP released six new publications in 2018, helping pathologists and laboratory professionals remain current.

KNOWLEDGE-SHARING SUCCESSES

KNOWLEDGE-SHARING SUCCESSES

KNOWLEDGE-SHARING SUCCESSES

507

live and online educational courses offered to pathologists and laboratory professionals

160

courses that offered self-assessment module (SAM) credits to pathologists

>59,000

CME activities completed by physicians

~1,000

committee positions with CAP members serving to promote advocacy, learning, laboratory improvement, and professional development

~1,400

professionals who attended CAP18, with pathologists accessing more than 80 CME courses, including 37 SAMs

92%

CME courses rated as 4.2 or greater on a 5.0-point scale in overall value by participants

33

scientific committees, comprising 510 member experts, that met regularly to pioneer and update CAP programs

~14,000

pathologists who received our peer-reviewed journal, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

~44,000

professionals who subscribed to our monthly trade publication, CAP TODAY

Members Lead and Advance Their Careers

The House of Delegates (HOD) is a highly active and engaged group of CAP Fellows. Working with the Board of Governors and the five CAP councils, the HOD raises awareness of emerging issues impacting pathologists today. Working collaboratively, HOD members provide feedback to the Board and its councils on CAP programs, products, and services to ensure member needs are met.

The nearly 500 elected members of the HOD represent the largest organized body within the CAP. Importantly, HOD members are actively involved in many CAP committees, participate in advocacy efforts, and are focused on strengthening their local and state pathology societies.

The Residents Forum is the future of the pathology profession, representing the leaders of tomorrow. Engagement with the CAP provides the opportunity to grow the young pathologist’s network of colleagues, enhance current skill sets, and prepare them for future leadership roles. Knowledge shared during Residents Forum meetings is invaluable in moving forward in one’s career. Participation in the Residents Forum fosters meaningful personal and professional relationships that last a lifetime.

Members Lead and Advance Their Careers

The House of Delegates (HOD) is a highly active and engaged group of CAP Fellows. Working with the Board of Governors and the five CAP councils, the HOD raises awareness of emerging issues impacting pathologists today. Working collaboratively, HOD members provide feedback to the Board and its councils on CAP programs, products, and services to ensure member needs are met.

The nearly 500 elected members of the HOD represent the largest organized body within the CAP. Importantly, HOD members are actively involved in many CAP committees, participate in advocacy efforts, and are focused on strengthening their local and state pathology societies.

The Residents Forum is the future of the pathology profession, representing the leaders of tomorrow. Engagement with the CAP provides the opportunity to grow the young pathologist’s network of colleagues, enhance current skill sets, and prepare them for future leadership roles. Knowledge shared during Residents Forum meetings is invaluable in moving forward in one’s career. Participation in the Residents Forum fosters meaningful personal and professional relationships that last a lifetime.

Members Lead and Advance Their Careers

The House of Delegates (HOD) is a highly active and engaged group of CAP Fellows. Working with the Board of Governors and the five CAP councils, the HOD raises awareness of emerging issues impacting pathologists today. Working collaboratively, HOD members provide feedback to the Board and its councils on CAP programs, products, and services to ensure member needs are met.

The nearly 500 elected members of the HOD represent the largest organized body within the CAP. Importantly, HOD members are actively involved in many CAP committees, participate in advocacy efforts, and are focused on strengthening their local and state pathology societies.

The Residents Forum is the future of the pathology profession, representing the leaders of tomorrow. Engagement with the CAP provides the opportunity to grow the young pathologist’s network of colleagues, enhance current skill sets, and prepare them for future leadership roles. Knowledge shared during Residents Forum meetings is invaluable in moving forward in one’s career. Participation in the Residents Forum fosters meaningful personal and professional relationships that last a lifetime.

Members Demonstrate Impact

Members Demonstrate Impact

The Engaged Leadership Academy trained another 40 pathologists in the professional communication skills needed to articulate and demonstrate the value of pathologists and the profession. After training, these members joined more than 200 of their colleagues in the Engaged Leaders Network, a group of dynamic pathologists who participate in a wide variety of activities designed to demonstrate the value of pathologists to the community, to elected officials, and to other professional colleagues.

In 2018 the CAP continued to educate the public and media about the importance of the pathologist’s role in health care. With medicine changing at warp speed and most patients desiring more information about their health care, a pathologist will be a bigger part of that conversation now and into the future. On a 25-city radio tour, the CAP highlighted the CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat program, which remains committed to helping underserved and uninsured women. Those interviews were heard on more than 700 radio stations and networks nationwide.

Through a satellite media tour, the CAP educated the public about direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits; the initiative focused on how they work and how the information contained in these tests might affect individuals and their families, especially in making medical decisions based on results. This media tour reached more than 16 million viewers through stories on 25 radio and television stations around the country. A complementary advertising campaign achieved 25 million impressions.

Another successful nationwide digital advertising campaign focused on molecular pathology and targeted cancer therapy. Advertising spots ran on app-based providers like ABC, A&E, Discovery, Pandora Internet Radio, and streaming devices such as Apple TV and Roku. DirecTV networks featuring the ads included Animal Planet, BBC America, DIY, Food Network, Hallmark, HGTV, TLC, Travel Channel, TV One, USA, and the National Geographic Channel, among others. The campaign achieved more than six million impressions.

The Engaged Leadership Academy trained another 40 pathologists in the professional communication skills needed to articulate and demonstrate the value of pathologists and the profession. After training, these members joined more than 200 of their colleagues in the Engaged Leaders Network, a group of dynamic pathologists who participate in a wide variety of activities designed to demonstrate the value of pathologists to the community, to elected officials, and to other professional colleagues.

In 2018 the CAP continued to educate the public and media about the importance of the pathologist’s role in health care. With medicine changing at warp speed and most patients desiring more information about their health care, a pathologist will be a bigger part of that conversation now and into the future. On a 25-city radio tour, the CAP highlighted the CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat program, which remains committed to helping underserved and uninsured women. Those interviews were heard on more than 700 radio stations and networks nationwide.

Through a satellite media tour, the CAP educated the public about direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits; the initiative focused on how they work and how the information contained in these tests might affect individuals and their families, especially in making medical decisions based on results. This media tour reached more than 16 million viewers through stories on 25 radio and television stations around the country. A complementary advertising campaign achieved 25 million impressions.

Another successful nationwide digital advertising campaign focused on molecular pathology and targeted cancer therapy. Advertising spots ran on app-based providers like ABC, A&E, Discovery, Pandora Internet Radio, and streaming devices such as Apple TV and Roku. DirecTV networks featuring the ads included Animal Planet, BBC America, DIY, Food Network, Hallmark, HGTV, TLC, Travel Channel, TV One, USA, and the National Geographic Channel, among others. The campaign achieved more than six million impressions.

Members Demonstrate Impact

The Engaged Leadership Academy trained another 40 pathologists in the professional communication skills needed to articulate and demonstrate the value of pathologists and the profession. After training, these members joined more than 200 of their colleagues in the Engaged Leaders Network, a group of dynamic pathologists who participate in a wide variety of activities designed to demonstrate the value of pathologists to the community, to elected officials, and to other professional colleagues.

In 2018 the CAP continued to educate the public and media about the importance of the pathologist’s role in health care. With medicine changing at warp speed and most patients desiring more information about their health care, a pathologist will be a bigger part of that conversation now and into the future. On a 25-city radio tour, the CAP highlighted the CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat program, which remains committed to helping underserved and uninsured women. Those interviews were heard on more than 700 radio stations and networks nationwide.

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Participants of the 2018 Engaged Leadership Academy

Through a satellite media tour, the CAP educated the public about direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits; the initiative focused on how they work and how the information contained in these tests might affect individuals and their families, especially in making medical decisions based on results. This media tour reached more than 16 million viewers through stories on 25 radio and television stations around the country. A complementary advertising campaign achieved 25 million impressions.

Another successful nationwide digital advertising campaign focused on molecular pathology and targeted cancer therapy. Advertising spots ran on app-based providers like ABC, A&E, Discovery, Pandora Internet Radio, and streaming devices such as Apple TV and Roku. DirecTV networks featuring the ads included Animal Planet, BBC America, DIY, Food Network, Hallmark, HGTV, TLC, Travel Channel, TV One, USA, and the National Geographic Channel, among others. The campaign achieved more than six million impressions.

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Participants of the 2018 Engaged Leadership Academy

Participants of the 2018 Engaged Leadership Academy

CAP Improves Lives and Communities

More than 700 underserved women received free cervical and breast cancer screenings at 11 See, Test & Treat programs in 2018 through the CAP Foundation’s program grants awarded to CAP members. In many instances See, Test & Treat programs report abnormalities in the double-digits—well over the national average. Research shows that screening for cervical cancer detects precancerous lesions and dramatically reduces the incidence of cervical cancer. Houston Methodist Hospital partnered with BioReference Laboratories for a See, Test & Treat program at which high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions were detected in two women, one in her 20s.

Through this vital program, pathologists become leaders in their hospitals and communities, raising the visibility and articulating the value of their practices and their profession. See, Test & Treat has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for strengthening communities nationwide. In addition to 11 program grants for See, Test & Treat, the CAP Foundation provided 22 other awards to CAP residents, fellows, and medical students to support leadership development and advanced training opportunities.

For the first time, 10 foundation awards were presented to medical students with an interest in pathology to attend CAP18. This new medical student award provided recipients the opportunity to meet a diverse group of physicians dedicated to delivering the highest quality of patient care in pathology and laboratory medicine.

CAP Improves Lives and Communities

More than 700 underserved women received free cervical and breast cancer screenings at 11 See, Test & Treat programs in 2018 through the CAP Foundation’s program grants awarded to CAP members. In many instances See, Test & Treat programs report abnormalities in the double-digits—well over the national average. Research shows that screening for cervical cancer detects precancerous lesions and dramatically reduces the incidence of cervical cancer. Houston Methodist Hospital partnered with BioReference Laboratories for a See, Test & Treat program at which high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions were detected in two women, one in her 20s.

Through this vital program, pathologists become leaders in their hospitals and communities, raising the visibility and articulating the value of their practices and their profession. See, Test & Treat has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for strengthening communities nationwide. In addition to 11 program grants for See, Test & Treat, the CAP Foundation provided 22 other awards to CAP residents, fellows, and medical students to support leadership development and advanced training opportunities.

For the first time, 10 foundation awards were presented to medical students with an interest in pathology to attend CAP18. This new medical student award provided recipients the opportunity to meet a diverse group of physicians dedicated to delivering the highest quality of patient care in pathology and laboratory medicine.

CAP Improves Lives and Communities

More than 700 underserved women received free cervical and breast cancer screenings at 11 See, Test & Treat programs in 2018 through the CAP Foundation’s program grants awarded to CAP members. In many instances See, Test & Treat programs report abnormalities in the double-digits—well over the national average.

Research shows that screening for cervical cancer detects precancerous lesions and dramatically reduces the incidence of cervical cancer. Houston Methodist Hospital partnered with BioReference Laboratories for a See, Test & Treat program at which high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions were detected in two women, one in her 20s.

Through this vital program, pathologists become leaders in their hospitals and communities, raising the visibility and articulating the value of their practices and their profession. See, Test & Treat has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for strengthening communities nationwide. In addition to 11 program grants for See, Test & Treat, the CAP Foundation provided 22 other awards to CAP residents, fellows, and medical students to support leadership development and advanced training opportunities.

For the first time, 10 foundation awards were presented to medical students with an interest in pathology to attend CAP18. This new medical student award provided recipients the opportunity to meet a diverse group of physicians dedicated to delivering the highest quality of patient care in pathology and laboratory medicine.

Employees Receive Recognition and Give Back

Serving the needs of members and patients requires a talented, engaged staff. In 2018, the Chicago Tribune recognized the CAP as one of the 50 top workplaces for midsize organizations. The nomination and ranked achievement represented the CAP’s focus on continuously improving the culture and its commitment to ensure that the CAP is a great place to work.

In recognition of the CAP’s qualities as a socially responsible employer, Companies That Care once again named the CAP to its 2018 Honor Roll. This national list recognized employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement, especially in the areas of education, diversity, and inclusion.

Giving back to the community is a point of pride for those who work at the CAP. Employees used more than 500 paid volunteer hours to support youth outreach programs in low-income communities, children’s health charities, food and book banks, and more. Among these community efforts, the CAP’s Center staff invited all employees to participate in a special needs student mentoring program that introduced the students to pathology and laboratory medicine. Encouraging paid volunteer time by staff distinguishes the CAP from other organizations and is consistent with the CAP’s goal to recruit engaged, ambitious, and committed employees.

While employees consider their work to improve patient lives through pathology and laboratory medicine an important part of demonstrating social impact, they’re often eager to find additional ways to give back to the community and to those in need. Through staff support, the CAP Foundation met a $25,000 donor challenge in 2018, garnering $50,000 for See, Test & Treat.

Employees Receive Recognition and Give Back

Serving the needs of members and patients requires a talented, engaged staff. In 2018, the Chicago Tribune recognized the CAP as one of the 50 top workplaces for midsize organizations. The nomination and ranked achievement represented the CAP’s focus on continuously improving the culture and its commitment to ensure that the CAP is a great place to work.

In recognition of the CAP’s qualities as a socially responsible employer, Companies That Care once again named the CAP to its 2018 Honor Roll. This national list recognized employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement, especially in the areas of education, diversity, and inclusion.

Giving back to the community is a point of pride for those who work at the CAP. Employees used more than 500 paid volunteer hours to support youth outreach programs in low-income communities, children’s health charities, food and book banks, and more. Among these community efforts, the CAP’s Center staff invited all employees to participate in a special needs student mentoring program that introduced the students to pathology and laboratory medicine. Encouraging paid volunteer time by staff distinguishes the CAP from other organizations and is consistent with the CAP’s goal to recruit engaged, ambitious, and committed employees.

While employees consider their work to improve patient lives through pathology and laboratory medicine an important part of demonstrating social impact, they’re often eager to find additional ways to give back to the community and to those in need. Through staff support, the CAP Foundation met a $25,000 donor challenge in 2018, garnering $50,000 for See, Test & Treat.

Employees Receive Recognition and Give Back

Serving the needs of members and patients requires a talented, engaged staff. In 2018, the Chicago Tribune recognized the CAP as one of the 50 top workplaces for midsize organizations. The nomination and ranked achievement represented the CAP’s focus on continuously improving the culture and its commitment to ensure that the CAP is a great place to work.

In recognition of the CAP’s qualities as a socially responsible employer, Companies That Care once again named the CAP to its 2018 Honor Roll. This national list recognized employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement, especially in the areas of education, diversity, and inclusion.

Giving back to the community is a point of pride for those who work at the CAP. Employees used more than 500 paid volunteer hours to support youth outreach programs in low-income communities, children’s health charities, food and book banks, and more. Among these community efforts, the CAP’s Center staff invited all employees to participate in a special needs student mentoring program that introduced the students to pathology and laboratory medicine. Encouraging paid volunteer time by staff distinguishes the CAP from other organizations and is consistent with the CAP’s goal to recruit engaged, ambitious, and committed employees.

While employees consider their work to improve patient lives through pathology and laboratory medicine an important part of demonstrating social impact, they’re often eager to find additional ways to give back to the community and to those in need. Through staff support, the CAP Foundation met a $25,000 donor challenge in 2018, garnering $50,000 for See, Test & Treat.

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