Christine (Chris) Bent

As senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO) at Prime Therapeutics, Christine Bent is responsible for the organization’s day-to-day PBM, clinical and contact center operations, operational planning and delivery.

Bent’s extensive background leading large, integrated health care provider systems gives Prime the expertise to create superior partnerships with physicians and other stakeholders to deliver patient-centered total drug management solutions.

Prior to joining Prime, Bent served 12 years in clinical and operations leadership roles, most recently as president, SVP of operations at Allina Health Group. In this role, she was responsible for the overall strategic, quality of care, financial, personnel and operational leadership of 1,200 employed primary and specialty care providers, integrated specialists and related sites of care. Earlier in her career, Bent held operational leadership roles at Atrius Health and Partners Community Health Inc., both in Massachusetts.

Bent earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a master’s degree in hospital and health care administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Bent serves on numerous boards, including Women’s Health Leadership TRUST (president), Mount Olivet Home, Careview Home and Day Services, and Lakewood Cemetery.