Vachette supports Dr. James E. Richard for 2019 CAP presidential bid

October 22, 2018

Vachette Pathology would like to announce our support for James E. Richard, DO, FCAP, in his 2019 bid to be elected president of the College of American Pathologists.

Dr. Richard is a Michigan-based pathologist who has spent more than 30 years in the field. He also currently serves as CAP Speaker of the House of Delegates, a position he has held since 2014. He also sits on the Michigan Society of Pathologists Board of Directors, and previously served as the organization’s president from 2007 to 2010.

Dr. Richard’s career achievements include:

1996 – 2014. Partner and Laboratory Director of CAP-Lab, LLC
Grew a private AP laboratory from 457 Sq Ft of rented space with one employee to a 10,000 Sq Ft laboratory with 49 employees. Negotiated sale of this laboratory to largest hospital in the area that included permanent positions for every employee.

2005 – 2010. Laboratory Director and Hospital Board member in Charge of Board Quality Committee
Improved the quality level of a 400-bed hospital in five years by devising and executing a hospital wide quality plan that included all departments of the organization.

2006. Laboratory Director and Department Chairman
Directed a Pathology Department to receive the highest JD Powers Service Award in Healthcare.

2010 to Present. Partner and Department Chairman
Provided pathology services to local surgery centers and small critical access hospitals without increasing costs to those institutions via a CAP accredited Mobile Laboratory.

2014 – Present. Laboratory Director, Department Chairman
Operated hospital and outreach laboratory below budget for the past three years while increasing volume and revenue each year.

2014 – Present. CAP Speaker of the House of Delegates
Leads the CAP House of Delegates (432 members). Increased filled member seats from 57% to 85% and increased overall satisfaction of meeting attendees from a score of 85% to 94%.

You can learn more about Dr. Richard by visiting his website, You may also use the “contact me” button to reach out to him directly with questions.

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