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.











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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Dr. Brad Dibble, RVH cardiologist, reviews a patient’s iECG remotely using an internet connection and his own device.


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.  

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Marie Wiersma and her son Jonathan, RVH’s Director of Decision Support, pose by one of her paintings featured in the exhibit A Passion for Life, on display in the health centre’s Corridor Gallery until October.
Heart healthy artist donates work to RVH

Marie Wiersma, 85, a painter from the Northern Ontario community of Britt, was so pleased with her recent treatment at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) she donated a piece of her work to the facility and offered to exhibit many of her other paintings.

A Passion for Life, is a special exhibit organized by ART@RVH in collaboration with the RVH Foundation and is on display in the health centre’s Corridor Gallery until Saturday, October 4th.

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