With Renew Sinai full steam ahead, we recently sat down with Mount Sinai Hospital’s Site Managers: Taylor Pietrobon, Carlin Lalonde and Paul Longo. Among many accountabilities, Taylor and Paul are responsible for construction implementation, mitigating issues that arise and working with impacted stakeholders and Carlin proactively assesses work flows and procedures against space design, and supports people and teams as they prepare equipment, technology and new workflows for their future spaces. Learn more about their contribution to the success of the project and what they do when they’re not busy transforming the hospital.
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Taylor Pietrobon, Site Manager, Redevelopment Project Office

1. What do you think is the most exciting aspect of Renew Sinai Phase 3A?
The most exciting aspect of this project for me is seeing hundreds of people working toward a common goal to transform how we care for our patients.

2. What do you think your greatest accomplishment is so far related to Renew Sinai?

To date, I think my greatest accomplishment has been leading discussions among the multidisciplinary team—a group I meet with multiple times every week to approve new construction activities. These meetings are truly a collaborative effort to ensure our construction partners move forward in a safe manner that causes the least amount of disruption possible. I enjoy transferring construction knowledge to team members who have strengths in many other areas, while also learning from them.

3. Have you had a particularly interesting job that people may be interested to know about?
Growing up I was a greenskeeper at a golf course. My fondest memory of that job is working early in the morning on an empty golf course with fog slowly rolling over dew covered hills. It was such a beautiful way to start a work day.

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Carlin Lalonde, Site Manager, Operational Readiness

1. What do you think your greatest accomplishment is so far related to Renew Sinai?
That would have to be the relationships I have built over the past two and a half years. I have had the opportunity to work with various different groups across the hospital, including all the operational support programs, many of the clinical programs and various leadership groups.

2. How do you approach work-life balance? Any particular hobbies, sports, etc?
When I am not spending time with my dog, Major, I love taking long walks around the city and exploring new neighbourhoods, parks and trails. I was born and raised in Toronto but I still find new gems to discover. As much as I love Toronto, one of my favourite things to do is escape to my cottage and  disconnect, spend time with family, read and swim.

3. What’s one thing you’d like people to know about your role on the Renew Sinai team?
There is never really a dull moment and no day on the project is like the one before it. The role includes big picture activities like strategic planning in collaboration with many other teams, budgeting, developing training and orientation plans and working with external consultants. We also roll up our sleeves from time to time to do things like help programs pack for moves, direct movers on move days and go to all pneumatic tube stations around the hospital to test the system. Good thing I like long walks!

Photo of Paul LongoPaul Longo, Site Manager, Redevelopment Project Office

1. How would you describe Renew Sinai in one word?
Complex, important, complicated, crucial, necessary, essential, big, revolutionary, transformative are some words that come to mind. Sorry, but one word isn’t enough to describe a project of this size.

2. What’s one thing that people may find surprising about your day-to-day work?

I definitely rely more on my mechanical engineering background than I thought I would in a project management position. While I don’t pick up the wrench anymore, I think my background helps me communicate effectively with contractors and when issues with construction occur, I can help with identifying the root cause and quickly finding solutions.

3. Have you had a particularly interesting job that people may be interested to know about?
I once worked in the TTC’s engineering department as a summer co-op student. One time I did a walk through the subway tunnels. Yes, the trains were still running!