Jonathan Santiago, former Materials manager at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH), was named director of BWH Materials Management on Jan. 22.
Santiago’s background at the Brigham dates back to 2002, when he was a volunteer in Materials Management at BWH. The following year, he was hired as the weekend and holiday lead for the department. In 2006, he was named supervisor for supply support in the Operating Rooms at BWH. He transferred back to BWH Materials Management as the inventory controller/supervisor in 2008. He was named the first internal manager of Materials Management at BWFH in 2012, where he focused on building efficiency and emphasizing customer service.
Calling BWH his “home,” Santiago said he’s excited to return to the institution where he began his career. He also has a personal connection to the Brigham: He was born here.
In his new role, Santiago is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the department and providing professional and technical direction to ensure cost-effective, efficient operation in his areas of responsibility. Santiago oversees several services within Materials Management, including Shipping and Receiving, Office Services, the Linen department and the Shop on the Pike.
George Player, CPE, FMA, vice president of Facilities and Operations, is thrilled Santiago is back at the Brigham and serving as the new director of Materials Management. With his knowledge of the department and the Brigham’s facilities, Santiago will help to elevate and strengthen the department in the months to come, Player said.
“I look forward to Jonathan continuing the important work that the team has accomplished, as well as search for opportunities and fresh ideas that will help to improve our customer service,” he said.
Santiago obtained his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Salem State College.