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College of American Pathologists to Honor Virginia Mason Physician for Contributions to Medical Education
     Timothy W. Jacobs, MD, FACP
     Timothy W. Jacobs, MD, FACP

SEATTLE – (Oct. 5, 2017)Timothy W. Jacobs, MD, FACP, a pathologist at Virginia Mason, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

The award will be presented during the organization’s annual meeting Oct. 7-11 in Oxon Hill, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.

Dr. Jacobs is being recognized for his development and presentation of pathology educational resources and courses, particularly in the subspecialty of breast pathology. He has taught courses at seven CAP annual meetings where he has received high reviews for his straightforward, effective delivery of complex subject matter.

Dr. Jacobs has been a member of the Virginia Mason medical staff since 2002.

Pathology is the branch of medicine that deals with the nature of disease, especially the structural and functional changes caused by disease. Pathologists are physicians who study body fluids and tissues, in order to make diagnoses that impact patients’ health and care.

With 18,000 members, CAP is the largest organization of board-certified pathologists and a leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs. It serves patients, pathologists and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.

About Virginia Mason Health System
Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system based in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. In the Puget Sound region, the system includes 336-bed Virginia Mason Hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 500 physicians; regional medical centers in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Federal Way, Kirkland, Issaquah and Lynnwood; Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed and built specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS; Benaroya Research Institute, which is internationally recognized for autoimmune disease research; and Virginia Mason Institute, which trains health care professionals and others from around the world in the Virginia Mason Production System, an innovative management methodology for continually improving quality, safety and efficiency.

Virginia Mason Health System also includes Virginia Mason Memorial, a 226-bed hospital serving the Yakima Valley in central Washington since 1950.

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