LifePoint’s Medical Director Receives College of American Pathologists
Excellence in Teaching Award
National Medical Association Honors Pathologist Kim A. Collins, MD, FCAP, for Innovative Techniques
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recognized LifePoint’s Medical Director, Pathologist Kim Collins, MD, FCAP, with an Excellence in Teaching Award at the CAP’s annual conference, “CAP’14—The Pathologists’ Meeting™”, that was held this week in Chicago.
According to a press release from the College of American Pathologists, “The CAP is pleased to honor Dr. Collins with the Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition of her innovative and engaging teaching techniques as faculty for the CAP annual meeting,” said CAP President Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP.
Dr. Collins hopes that her teaching and mentorship have made a difference in the outcomes of cases and patient lives. “I hope that I have inspired peers and young pathologists, just as my mentors have inspired me over the years,” she said. “We must always remember there is a patient behind the specimen and disease, to be a good listener and communicator, to never settle but keep looking for answers, and to teach with patience and a kind heart.”
Dr. Collins states about her position at LifePoint, “It is rewarding to help donor families find closure and recipients across the country find new life and better quality of life.”
The press release adds, that “Dr. Collins’ leadership positions with the CAP include involvement on numerous committees, serving as an inspector in the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program and mentoring medical students and pathology residents.”
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A Message from Our Director
Thanks to the hard work of our many dedicated employees, volunteers, and professional associates, LifePoint continues to make great progress in advancing organ and tissue donation in South Carolina.
Through the generosity of our donor families, hundreds of lives have been saved and enhanced. Yet, the need for donation continues. We are privileged, humbled and honored to have a part in this lifesaving work. Please help us with your commitment to be a donor.
Nancy A. Kay CEO/President of LifePoint, Inc.