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.












RVH meets diverse needs of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people on their cancer journey

To ensure the diverse and unique needs of First Nations patients are being met, the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has added an Aboriginal patient navigator to the team.

This role, along with the already established role of regional Aboriginal cancer lead currently held by Connie Foster, supports RVH’s commitment to providing the best patient experience possible by addressing the traditional culture and beliefs of First Nations people.  

Full story here              


Nine new medical residents join the Family Medicine Teaching Unit at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre this summer to complete the final two years on their journey to becoming family physicians (from left) – Drs. Mina Salama, Kyle Lee, Dennis Fiddler, Kaitlyn Whelan, Damien Yohn, Tanya Nadon, Mahdad Raad, Eric Traficante and Willy Phan.                                                                        
RVH trains new group of family docs 

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) continues its important work of training new family doctors as the newest group of family physician residents begin their final two years of training at RVH’s Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU). The program, which will train nine new residents, helps ease the shortage of family physicians in the area.

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Dr. Brad Dibble, RVH cardiologist, reviews a patient’s iECG remotely using an internet connection and his own device. This ability to access the ECG via a patient’s electronic medical record improves timeliness of diagnosis, and ultimately patient outcomes and experience.
New technology improves cardiac diagnostics

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has implemented a new electronic electrocardiogram (ECG) system that will improve patient safety and the quality of cardiac diagnostics at the health centre.

The new system, also known as IntelliSpace ECG or iECG, streamlines the entire ECG process. Prior to this, RVH used a traditional process in which a physician orders an ECG, it is performed and the results are printed. Physicians must be in RVH to retrieve the printout to read the hard copy.  

Full details here