Newswise — The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading medical society for board-certified pathologists, announced today its recognition as one of Becker’s Healthcare “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.” Becker’s awarded the CAP for its robust benefits, professional development opportunities, wellness initiatives, past awards, and for creating a work environment that promotes employee collaboration and satisfaction.

“The CAP is honored to be named to this group of extraordinary medical organizations,” said CAP President Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP. “We share this recognition with many on the list where our CAP members and customers work. Through our dedication to quality and excellence, together we improve and advance patient care.”

The CAP is among the few and the first “non-provider” organizations ever named to the list as Becker’s broadened its program beyond hospitals to include allied clinical organizations this year. Becker's Healthcare is a leading U.S. health care trade publisher with content geared toward high-level hospital leaders and decision-makers. To develop the list, its editorial team conducted research, considered nominations, and evaluated organizations based on their benefits, workplace culture, employee unity and sense of community, commitment to professional development and diversity, and previous recognition for workplace excellence.

“It is tremendous to achieve recognition as an employer,” said CAP Chief Executive Officer Charles Roussel. “Like many in medicine, we at the College work diligently to earn a reputation as a leader in quality care and patient safety. Being recognized as a great workplace is a testament to those who make CAP leadership possible—our dedicated executives, managers, and staff.”

About the College of American PathologistsAs the leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. The CAP’s Laboratory Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently has customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7,600 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide.

Pathologists are medical doctors who specialize in laboratory medicine in order to diagnose diseases, evaluate patient health, and identify potential treatment options. Find more information at Follow CAP on Twitter: @pathologists.