College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 10, 2012

Contact: Julie Monzo
Phone: 800-323-4040 ext. 7538

Charleston Pathologist Receives Outstanding Service Award From the College of American Pathologists

Northfield, IL—The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded Louis Wright, MD, FCAP, from Charleston, S.C., the CAP Outstanding Service Award at a special ceremony held in San Diego, Calif., on September 8, 2012, at CAP ’12 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP established the award in honor of the College’s first president Frank W. Hartman, MD, FCAP. Dr. Wright was presented with the award for his significant contributions to the fields of informatics and personalized medicine.

“It is an honor to receive the CAP Outstanding Service Award from an organization that means so much to me and serves as quality resource for pathologists and laboratories, with a true commitment to excellence,” said Dr. Wright. “I look forward to my continued work with the College on behalf of patients and the specialty.”

For the past 15 years, Dr. Wright’s professional career has centered on medical practice management, with a focus on the rapid transition of medicine. Through his role in the CAP, he has advocated and facilitated change drivers in medicine based on emerging molecular science and the need for robust medical informatics. He is a proponent of coordinated care models of health care delivery that enhance concepts of personalized medicine.

As an active member of the College, Dr. Wright is an immediate past board member of the CAP Board of Governors. He also chaired the Council on Government and Professional Affairs, as well as the Personalized Health Care and the Diagnostic Intelligence and Health Information Technology (DIHIT) Committees. In addition, Dr. Wright served as co-chair of the Molecular Pathology Working Group.

Dr. Wright is the founder of Pathology Service Associates (PSA), provides business services to more than 90 independent pathology practices in 33 states. In addition, he was the director of a large pathology practice company for nearly 40 years, from 1967–2005, serving health care systems in two states. He is an emeritus board member at McLeod Health in Florence, S.C., where he was director of Laboratory Services for more than 25 years.

Presently, Dr. Wright is concentrating on consulting with health care systems on managing the challenges and opportunities inherent in medicine today.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.