Beth Bailey

Director, Strategic Development & Communications


beth.bailey@tricore.org | bbailey@rhodesgroup.com





ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – December 22, 2020 TriCore Reference Laboratories, New Mexico’s non-profit clinical laboratory, and Rhodes Group, a healthcare information technology and services company based in Albuquerque, NM, announce the appointments of Ella Watt as TriCore Chief Financial Officer, effective November 16, 2020, and Renee Ennis as Rhodes Group Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2021.

Ella Watt Joins TriCore Reference Laboratories

“I am pleased to welcome Ella Watt to our executive team. Her vast financial experience and expertise is equaled by her exceptional leadership,” says Dr. Michael Crossey, TriCore CEO. As CFO, she will provide leadership for TriCore’s accounting and finance teams, financial planning and analysis.

Ms. Watt is an established financial leader in the New Mexico healthcare community. Most recently she served as Executive Director, Finance Operations for Presbyterian Hospital and previously as CFO for University of New Mexico Hospital.

Renee Ennis Joins Rhodes Group

“Renee Ennis’ deep and extensive financial experience will take Rhodes Group to the next level and I am excited to have her leadership. She has a strong understanding of the Rhodes Group services and will be a great contributor to our team,” says James Brown, Rhodes Group CEO. As CFO, she will lead the financial operations and revenue services program as well as drive operational changes in the sales programs.

Ms. Ennis has previously served as TriCore Reference Laboratories’ CFO, and with Presbyterian Healthcare Services where she served as Vice President and CFO of PDS, overseeing revenue cycle, finance, accounting, network contracting and supply chain operations.


About TriCore Reference Laboratories  TriCore Reference Laboratories is an independent, not-for-profit, clinical reference laboratory founded and headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, co-sponsored by Presbyterian Healthcare Services and University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. TriCore provides over 2,900, full-service, state-of-the-art laboratory tests to healthcare professionals and their patients. TriCore also provides analytics and research services, supporting healthcare and scientific organizations worldwide. TriCore’s Rhodes Group offers laboratory software and consulting services to optimize clinical laboratory operations, including empowering population health management and targeted intervention strategies. For more information, visit tricore.org.

About Rhodes Group  Rhodes Group was founded in 2000 and acquired by TriCore Reference Laboratories in 2015, at which time the organization moved its headquarters to Albuquerque, NM. Rhodes provides laboratory software solutions, consulting and professional services to improve the effectiveness of pre-analytical, post-analytical and revenue cycle management processes. Rhodes C21 is a LIS-neutral 21st Century Lab IT infrastructure that optimizes laboratory operations and clinical diagnostics to help labs address the challenges of today and prepare for the future. The Rhodes Group team brings more than 100 years of laboratory and technology experience to help labs significantly reduce costs, improve patient outcomes, and navigate the new healthcare marketplace. For more information, visit rhodesgroup.com.

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