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Welcome to Royal Victoria
Regional Health Centre

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), located in Barrie, Ontario, provides safe, high-quality care for residents across a large geographical region including Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka. The area is home to more than 450,000 residents, with half of RVH's patients living outside the City of Barrie.

As the largest health centre in North Simcoe Muskoka, RVH provides highly specialized services, and technology not found anywhere else in the region. This includes the only interventional radiology suites for minimally invasive surgeries, vascular services, advanced stroke care, as well as dedicated trauma rooms in its large Emergency department. RVH is also home to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, Simcoe Muskoka Regional Heart Program, Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Program and the RVH Regional Renal Program meaning distance is no longer a factor for residents receiving lifesaving treatment.


RVH News

​Barrie-area health partners vying to become Ontario Health Team

Following months of collaboration and consultation, healthcare, community and municipal partners in the Barrie-area submitted a comprehensive application to the Ministry of Health today to become an Ontario Health Team (OHT).

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​RVH announces VP after extensive search 

After a nation-wide search, RVH is pleased to announce Elizabeth (Liz) Ferguson as RVH’s Vice President Patient Programs, Flow & Chief Nursing Executive (CNE). She will join the organization in early January, 2020. 

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​RVH Auxiliary honours its own

Every year the RVH Auxiliary honours deserving members at an annual Auxiliary Awards celebration. This is a very special ceremony and an opportunity to thank RVH’s 750-strong volunteer force who not only lend a second set of hands throughout the health centre but also tirelessly fundraise for new programs and equipment at RVH.

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RVH equips second cardiac intervention suite

We are celebrating another important milestone in heart care. State-of-the-art equipment for the second cardiac intervention suite is being installed which will allow the health centre to ramp-up heart services and soon provide around-the-clock advanced cardiac care.

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​Barrie healthcare group invited to submit an application to form an Ontario Health Team

The Barrie- area Ontario Health Team (OHT) planning group, led by the Barrie and Community Family Health Team, has been given the green light to proceed with a full application to become an Ontario Health Team. 

The aim of the new OHT's is for healthcare agencies, from hospitals to hospices to home care providers, to work collaboratively to deliver better coordinated care that helps patients better navigate the system and to ensure high-quality care across the continuum.

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​Hospital partnership uses advanced technology to transform care

Four area hospitals are working together to transform care through a shared Health Information System (HIS) which will enable more integrated care, while enhancing safety and quality.

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH), Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH - Midland), Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC - Orangeville) and Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH -Barrie) are partnering to upgrade to the latest version of the MEDITECH platform, called Expanse, which will create a shared electronic medical record system across all four organizations enabling a more seamless flow of information between the hospital and their departments.

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RVH welcomes new Board members

At Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Annual General Meeting (AGM), Charlotte Wallis was named the new chairperson of the RVH Board of Directors for a two-year term. Charlotte joined the RVH Board of Directors in June 2014 and has recently retired from her role as Regional Vice President at RBC Royal Bank and brings a diverse background in volunteerism and board responsibilities.
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RVH releases its annual report to the community

RVH's 2019 edition of Vitalsigns, our annual report, is now available. Through a partnership with Metroland Media (Barrie Advance) our annual report will be distributed to 65,000 homes in Simcoe Muskoka.

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​​RVH awarded highest performance rating from Accrediation Canada 

RVH has once again been awarded the highest possible performance designation from Accreditation Canada – Accredited with Exemplary Standing.

The decision follows a four-day visit in early-February by external Accreditation Canada surveyors during which every aspect of the RVH's programs, policies and practices were carefully assessed.

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RVH seeks Patient & Family Advisors 

Are you interested in becoming an RVH Patient Family Advisor? RVH is currently accepting applications from interested candidates for a number of councils. 

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Email or
call (705) 728-9090 ext. 42319 for more information.

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Are you experiencing a non-urgent health issue? 

  • RVH is experiencing extremely high volumes of patients in its Emergency department.  If your health concern is not urgent, a visit to​​ your family doctor or a community walk-in clinic may be a more appropriate, quicker option for you. View a list of w​alk-in clinics by clicking here.

  • To learn about when you should visit the Emergency department, click here




RVH has 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.