Welcome to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

The needs of our patients and their family members comes first and every member of RVH’s compassionate and skilled team is committed to delivering safe, high quality care. We believe that every patient should expect – and receive -- the best possible experience in our health centre. Every day. Without exception. When you need us most, RVH is there for you.

RVH has recently completed its ambitious Phase 1 Expansion which doubled the size of the health centre. It means more beds, more services, and more skilled healthcare professionals. Renovations will continue through 2013, adding even more specialized programs and advanced technology. All of this to ensure Inspiring care ... closer to home.


RVH introduces new Strategic Plan – MY CARE 2013-2020

On June 17 Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre launched its dynamic new Strategic Plan. Shaped by the voices of over 3,000 people who care about the future of healthcare in our region, this plan will act as a roadmap to guide RVH over the next five to seven years.

Led by a relentless commitment to safety and quality, with an eye to advancing innovation, learning and research, RVH will accelerate to the next level of excellence - raising the bar to bring exceptional care close to home for residents throughout Simcoe Muskoka

It is a plan rooted in a philosophy we call “MY CARE”. RVH has put a stake in the ground and said every patient has a right to expect the best possible experience in our health centre. Always. Every day. And without exception. And that laser-like focus on our patients and their families will ensure we not only meet their needs, but exceed their expectations. They will be partners in their care and involved in planning and decision-making every step of their healthcare journey.

Our vision is bold, our focus is clear and our plan is achievable.

Click here to go to the MY CARE page

RVH Accountability

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre is accountable to our patients, our communities, the North Simcoe Muskoka Health Integration Network and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. It is in that spirit of openness that RVH fully shares many elements of its performance, including wait times, safety indicators, our Quality Improvement Plan and procurement and expense policies. RVH believes this transparency will enhance safe, quality care, improve the patient and family experience and strengthen the public’s confidence in our hospital.

Many documents and data can be found in the Transparency and Accountability section of this website.









The 2013 Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) Board of Directors’ Award of Excellence winners were honoured in a ceremony on March 20. From left, Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO, with recipients, Dr. Doug Hemphill, Iris Laycock, Mary Riggin Springstead, and Betty Fyshe along with Rick Horst, chair, RVH Board of Directors.

Inspiring RVH team members honoured 

In a recent ceremony at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), four inspiring members of its healthcare team were honoured with a Board of Directors' Award of Excellence for their invaluable contributions to RVH in 2013.

Betty Fyshe, a member of the RVH Auxiliary; Dr. Doug Hemphill, physician, Internal Medicine; Mary Riggin Springstead, manager, Child and Youth Outpatient Services; and Iris Laycock, Recognition & Wellness coordinator, Organizational Development are the 2013 recipients in their respective categories of volunteer, physician, manager/director and staff.  

 Full story here

The Patient Food Services team celebrates

RVH film festival a hit
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) launched its first ever film festival this winter and nominees in three categories were honoured at a recent ceremony – “The Vickie” - for their outstanding cinematic contributions. The RVH Film Festival was created to encourage staff, physicians and volunteers to showcase, through video, how they live the health centre’s vision – Make each life better. Together.

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