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.

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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.










Ebola Virus Disease information for patients and visitors

At Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre safety is our promise. We are well prepared, equipped and fully trained to capably and safely handle any emergency situation, including Ebola.

And while the risk is low that we will encounter a case of Ebola, RVH will go above and beyond any recommended minimum safety requirements to keep our patients and staff safe.

For more information on Ebola please click here


From left to right: Kelly Cahill, Nurse Navigator; Dr Jason Dodge, Gynecologic Oncologist and Clinical Lead; Jill Vermaire, Clerical Navigator; Dr. Matt Follwell, Radiation Oncologist; and Dr. Jessica Singh, Medical Oncologist (shown with first patient Katherine Bacik).



RVH reaches a milestone in treatment of women's cancers

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has taken a major step forward to improve access to care for women throughout Central and Northern Ontario by developing comprehensive gynecologic cancer services close to home.

RVH saw its first gynecologic cancer patients last week and the first surgery took place today. Prior to these services being available at RVH women often had to travel long distances for their lifesaving care.

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Attending the Excellence in Patient Care Award Ceremony (left to right): BG Porter, President Studer Group®; Val Smith, RVH’s Chief Transformation Officer; Deb Schott, Manager Clinical Practice and Education, RVH; Kim Townes, Director Human Resources, RVH; Dan Smith, Physician Coach Studer Group®; Nancy Savage, RVH’s Executive Vice President, Patient and Family Experience; Kirsten Parker, Chair, RVH Board of Directors; Janice Skot, RVH President and CEO; and Mitch Hagins, General Manager Studer Group® Canada.


RVH wins three Excellence in Patient Care awards

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has received three Studer Group® Canada Excellence in Patient Care awards.

Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO, accepted the awards last week on behalf of the organization at Studer Group’s® 12th annual What’s Right in Health Care® conference.

Studer Group® is a healthcare performance improvement firm that works with healthcare organizations around the world teaching them how to achieve, sustain, and accelerate exceptional clinical, operational and financial results.

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