Christina Severin will assume the posts of president and chief executive of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization in late June, the organization said Wednesday.
In January, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center launched the organization, known as BIDCO, with doctors and other hospitals as it looked to adapt to a national movement toward payment systems that provide a single, set fee to care for each patient’s health. BIDCO, formed with the medical center’s physician group and partner hospitals, aims to improve care by emphasizing wellness over treatment.
Since 2006, Severin has served as president of Network Health, a Tufts Health Plan subsidiary. Her resume includes a stint as director of community health center services at Boston City Hospital. She has also taught classes in health care administration and management at Boston University, Northeastern University, and Harvard University.
“Christina Severin brings the breadth of experience we need to deliver on our goal of providing the right care in the right place at the right time,” BIDCO co-chair Stuart Rosenberg said in a statement.
Rosenberg is also the chief executive of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.