A Message From the President and CEO
Welcome to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). While you are here as a patient, you can expect the safest, most compassionate, advanced care possible.
That laser-like focus on our patients will ensure we are not just meeting patients’ needs, but exceeding their expectations. Patients will be partners in their care and involved in planning and decision making.
That is a relationship we take seriously.
Our recipe for success is simple. It includes:
- An unwavering focus on patients and their families
- A newly-expanded facility which offers specialized services not available elsewhere in our region
- $70 million in advanced technology
- Almost 4,000 highly-skilled employees, physicians and compassionate volunteers
RVH has been caring for our community since 1897 when the very first four-bed hospital opened in Barrie. In 2012 we opened our $450 million expansion that doubled the size of the building.
Much has changed since our humble beginnings and yet one thing has always remained the same and that is our dedication to our patients and their families. You are at the centre of everything we do and we are committed to Make each life better. Together.
Our patient-centred MY CARE philosophy is our road map which guides everything we do. We strive to make RVH the best place to work, practice, volunteer and most importantly to receive care.
RVH is continually on a journey of transformation. We are led by our unwavering commitment to safety and quality, with an eye to advancing innovation. We will push ourselves to the next level – raising the bar to bring exceptional care close to home for residents of Simcoe Muskoka.
Janice M. Skot
President and Chief Executive Officer
Patients and their families are at the centre of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s Strategic Plan. It is a plan rooted in the belief that every patient will have the best possible experience in our health centre. It is a philosophy we call MY CARE and it’s this focus on patients and their families that drives our entire plan.
Make each life better. Together.
Exceptional care is our passion.
People are our inspiration.
Safety is our promise.
What is MY CARE
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre will ensure your CARE is the best, safest and centred on you. Our MY CARE philosophy means we will THINK BIG and exceed your expectations. We will treat you and your loved ones with courtesy, dignity and RESPECT, while being responsive to your unique circumstances and cultural needs. We want you to be a partner in your care. We will listen carefully to you and keep you informed about your condition and treatment so, together, we can make the best decisions. We will WORK TOGETHER to coordinate your care – inside and outside our facility – and we will OWN our decisions and behaviours. Our unwavering focus on you will enable us to Make each life better. Together.
RVH By The Numbers
- Annual Budget – $386 million
- Patient Visits – 490,000
- Cancer Centre Visits – 89,000
- Babies Born – 1,970
- Laboratory Tests – 2.5 million
- Surgeries - 14,600
- Emergency Visits – 84,800
- Imaging Tests – 202,600
- Number of Donations – 10,000
- Number of beds 388