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Recognizing RVH's excellence


RVH receives Exemplary Standing

RVH has been awarded Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada! This level of distinction is reserved for organizations that go beyond the requirements of Accreditation Canada and demonstrate excellence in quality improvement.

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RVH wins national leadership award

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) recognized RVH with a silver award, as one of the top 2 health or education organizations in Canada for our submission “Driving Quality by Transforming Culture” based on our MY CARE strategy.

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RVH wins GOLD!


RVH once again received a Gold Quality Healthcare Workplace Award from the Ontario Hospital
Associa-tion (OHA) for its continued focus on fostering a healthy and safe workplace which promotes work/life balance. This is the seventh consec-utive year RVH has been recognized with this award.​



Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO)

At RVH we are proud to be recognized as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. Through our involvement with this program, we have successfully implemented multiple evidence-based practices that directly improve the quality of care and patient safety in our organization.


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RVH has an innovative strategy to combat the severe shortage of family physicians in the region. In June 2009, RVH opened its Family Medicine Residency Program in affiliation with teh University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine. RVH is an official teaching site of U of T's accredited program which is the last stop for medical residents training to become family doctors





2016 CPRS Major Awards​

RVH's Corporate Communications has won Bronze in the Canadian Internal Communications Campaign of the Year category for “How to sustain and embed strategy: RVH’s success story”


2018 Hermes Creative Awards

RVH's Corporate Communications team won platinum in the Strategic Programs / Employee Relations category for the RVH Film Festival.

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Additionally, RVH's Corporate Communications team was recognized for their "Connect the Dots" campaign winning gold in the Internal Communication Campaign category.

The Ontario 2014 employer champion

Created in 2010, the Ontario Employer designation distinguishes employers that are supporting the futures of significant numbers of young people across the province through experiential learning programs. To earn this annual designation an employer must have provided at least 50 learning opportunities in the previous academic year (September through to August).

OHA Silver Seal award

RVH was awarded a Silver seal award from the Ontario Hospital Association for its efforts in energy and waste conservation. The ‘Green Hospital Scorecard’ measures a variety of factors including ener-gy and water use, waste generation and recycling rates.



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  • RVH Communications team wins two national awards 

  • RVH's Corporate Communications team has won two national awards from the Health Care Public Relations Association (HCPRA) of Canada for Strategic Communications and Social Media.

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RVH Communications team wins two international awards

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Corporate Communications team has won two international MarCom awards for Vitalsigns, its annual report to the community and its MY CARE video which highlights RVH’s strategic plan.

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Stroke distinction

RVH was awarded Stroke Distinction, receiving the Award of Excellence from Accreditation Canada.  It distinguishes RVH as one of only seven hospitals in Canada to receive this designation, demonstrating national stroke leadership.  In fact, there is only one other hospital the province that has received the aw​ard of Distinction in both acute and rehab stroke services.​

Lab accreditation

RVH’s Laboratory Accreditation in October 2014 resulted in an overall score of 95 per cent -- the highest accreditation status possible and with a four-year accreditation rating. Surveyors evaluated over 500 mandatory requirements in seven disciplines.

Volunteer resources award

RVH's Volunteer Resources team was recognized by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation  for its ongoing support of the high school Co-operative Education program receiving the Education Community Award.