Offering a diverse range of job opportunities that require a surprisingly wide range of skills and expertise, the CAP is committed to our employees' professional growth. Work here is challenging and rewarding, with ongoing opportunities to build professional skills.
In fact, just as life-long learning is essential to our physician members, professional development and opportunities to grow across the enterprise are hallmarks of the collegial CAP culture. The result: a diverse and dedicated workforce committed to a collective, positive impact on quality patient care and the advancement of the science of diagnostic medicine.
In 2018, the CAP was recognized as one of the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces honors recognize the top 150 Chicagoland employers, segmented equally by large, mid-size, and small organizations. Rankings represent the organizational health of a company, as measured through an employee survey administered by a third party vendor. The nomination and ranked achievement represent the CAP’s focus on continuously improving our culture and 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 has once again named the College of American Pathologists to its 2018 Honor Roll. The Companies That Care Honor Roll is a national list recognizing employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement, especially in the areas of education and diversity and inclusion.
CAP employees participate in a number of local activities, including frequent blood drives; the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge; and the CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat program. In addition, the employee-led Community Outreach Task Force supports dozens of charitable organizations that are aligned to our mission and vision and are located in communities where CAP employees live and work.
CAP employees also used more than 600 paid volunteer hours to support youth outreach programs in low-income communities, children’s health charities, book banks, and more. The CAP’s Center staff invited all CAP employees to voluntarily participate in a student mentoring program that introduced the students to careers in pathology and laboratory medicine.
CAP PRIDE week was held in October. The week included activities to further develop employee professional and personal skills as well as celebrations that help make the CAP such a great place to work. The event concluded with the annual PRIDE Personified Awards ceremony in which five employees were recognized for their exemplary embodiment of our PRIDE principles.
The CAP celebrated our annual Employee Appreciation Day in July. The CAP provided a variety of ways CAP employees can express their appreciation for each other. Employees enjoyed a catered lunch on our beautiful campus; Giant Jenga, foosball, and Baggo games; and, dancing to music spun by our in-house DJ. A years-of service recognition ceremony followed lunch.
On May 24, 2018 69 CAP employees participated in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge race. The runners and walkers joined thousands of other participants from Chicagoland businesses in Chicago's Grant Park for the 5k race before partying down with a picnic in the park.
Established in 1946, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) is the leading organization for board-certified pathologists and serves patients, pathologists, and the public through membership, learning, advocacy, and laboratory improvement programs and services.
Mission: The CAP serves patients, pathologists, laboratory and laboratory professionals by advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. – less