ICU welcomes new Operations Coordinator
U.S. Army veteran and Brandeis University graduate Ben Pariser recently took on the role of Operations Coordinator in the Intensive Care Unit at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.
In his new role, Pariser will be responsible for compiling and analyzing department data and processes, staff scheduling and tackling individual projects. “My main priority is supporting the clinical and non-clinical ICU staff to ensure an efficient, safe and patient-centered care environment,” he says.
Prior to joining BWFH, Pariser was most recently Fleet Operations Coordinator at Zagster, a bike sharing service, where he managed 35 independent contractors to ensure smooth operations and timely maintenance of over 950 bicycles throughout 15 states. Before that, he was stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. He served as Operations Officer and Program Manager. He was responsible for managing the Department of Defense Rewards Program throughout Afghanistan, administering all policies and analyzing performance data of a $1.2 million force protection program, while increasing participation by 300 percent across U.S. forces.
At BWFH, Pariser is eager to learn the ins and outs of the healthcare industry and hopes to apply his military training. “Coming from a military background, I am no stranger to acronyms,” he says. “And I am already finding the healthcare environment to be very comfortable in that regard!”
When he’s not at work, Pariser is an avid runner. “I love to run, and can’t wait to be settled into a work routine so that I can take the T to work, run home, repeat!” he says. “You will also find me reading a good book (suggestions welcome) or watching TIVO recordings of the week’s Jeopardy broadcasts.”
Pariser is also continuing his military career as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, supervising a staff section of ten soldiers.