The College of American Pathologists (CAP) presented the CAP Pathology Advancement Award to TriCore's Cordelia Sever, MD, FCAP.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 3, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) presented the CAP Pathology Advancement Award to TriCore's Cordelia Sever, MD, FCAP. The award presented to Dr. Sever "in recognition of her ability to adapt to new changes in pathology and the challenges that come with them."

Dr. Sever has always had a passion for quality management. She had this to say regarding the future of quality health management, "As pathologists, we are getting closer to the 'zero-error zone' and see many clinical areas with excellent patient outcomes. I leverage my knowledge of quality processes to pick the right battles and drive the passion for quality right to the front lines of patient care."

Dr. Sever is committed to quality assurance and laboratory advancement and has for her entire career. She is the co-medical director of the clinical laboratory, hematology at TriCore Reference Laboratories, vice president and director of clinical pathology at Pathology Associates of Albuquerque and medical director of Presbyterian Hospital Laboratory and Presbyterian Branch Labs as well as currently serving as President of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association.

Founded in 1998, TriCore Reference Laboratories is an independent clinical reference laboratory providing a complete range of services to health care professionals across the Southwest as well as pathology consultation services to clinicians across the country. TriCore's approach to the practice of laboratory medicine includes utilization support to ensure that the tests ordered by healthcare providers are timely, necessary, and appropriate to their patients' needs.

TriCore's clients include a wide variety of healthcare providers, including individual and group physician practices, acute care hospitals, hospital systems and pain management clinics. TriCore is the exclusive laboratory services provider for the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and the Albuquerque, N.M.-based Presbyterian Healthcare System, working closely with these institutions to ensure high quality, cost-effective care for patients.

TriCore also provides a complete range of investigational services including FDA-regulated clinical trials, IRB-approved studies, device and diagnostic instrument testing and more, serving global biotech firms as well as academic clients. TriCore is an ISO 15189 medical laboratory. More information is available at

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