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We provide the lab marketplace with a greater perspective of health beyond that of a single patient. Our unique point of view allows us to also translate the vital signs of healthcare systems. Imagine what can happen when those dedicated to healing have the ability to monitor wellness of the facilities and systems that were built to heal our communities.

TriCore is the parent company of Rhodes Group and provides subject matter expertise in our clinical and laboratory analytics. Their nationally recognized laboratory quality and process expertise is made available to the Rhodes Group as we create solutions to support TriCore initiatives.



We recognize that our employees are our company’s greatest asset. We are always in search of smart, dedicated people who are passionate about making a difference in healthcare.


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Arand Pierce, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Pierce facilitates multidisciplinary collaboration to ensure innovation, quality, compliance, and safety in the service of TriCore's organizational vision and strategic goals. His experience includes medical directorship of infusion and apheresis services in a large health care system, including state-wide coordination and delivery of COVID therapies. He has provided leadership and services in transfusion medicine, coagulation, critical access hospital laboratory oversight, surgical and cytopathology, and hospital clinical quality review. He is a clinical associate professor of pathology at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Dr. Pierce completed medical school and residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at UNM, and a transfusion medicine fellowship at Puget Sound Blood Center.

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Nicholas E. Dayan, PhD

Chief People Officer

Dr. Nick Dayan is responsible for Culture, Human Capital Management, Workforce Education and Development, and IT security. He holds a PhD in Gerontology and Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska, as well as a Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Human Resource Management. Dr. Dayan is an Air Force veteran.

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Ella Watt

Chief Financial Officer

Ella Watt leads our Accounting and Finance teams. She brings more than 30 years of financial expertise and has worked in the healthcare field for more than 22 years, bringing varied experiences with health systems and hospital settings. Ella is a proven leader with streamlining processes, ensuring internal controls, and strengthening fiscal management. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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