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Check out the 2016 Vital Signs Report!

When a heart attack happens...time is muscle...heart muscle! Do you know how far you are from Advanced Cardiac Care? 
Heart of Gold is a social website and donation portal that harnesses the power of geomapping – demonstrating the need for Advanced Cardiac Care by pin pointing the viewer’s location on a map and identifying factors like distance to help and average response times in an emergency. The web based campaign is designed to raise awareness AND funds in support of Advanced Cardiac Care.

Check it out!

We invite everyone to check out the new website and encourage you to share across social media channels. Don’t forget to add your own pin to the map! Together, we will continue to transform healthcare for the people of Simcoe Muskoka. 

Hearts and Minds

Inspiring care.....

Thanks to generous support from people throughout this region, the ‘I Believe’ campaign for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Phase 1 Expansion was a huge success, exceeding the $35 million goal! We could not have done it without your generous support. Everyday we see the impact those donations have on our patients.

Now that the Phase 1 Expansion is open, we can focus our efforts on bringing more services and programs to the residents of North Simcoe Muskoka. One of our next exciting initiatives is to develop Advanced Cardiac Care at RVH.

We live in an area where heart problems are prevalent and on the rise. North Simcoe Muskoka is the only Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) in the province without advanced cardiac services within its boundaries and as result, more than 3,000 people from Simcoe Muskoka currently travel to Southlake Regional Health Centre each year to receive treatment. The program will provide advanced cardiac diagnostics and interventions, such as coronary angioplasty in the future. This would ensure all North Simcoe Muskoka residents who suffer a heart attack will have access to treatment, which must be received within 90 minutes of a heart episode

The Advanced Cardiac Care unit will allow for interventional and preventative treatment and procedures for our patients now provided at Southlake Regional Health Centre. In the future, two new cardiac catheterization labs will provide advanced cardiac diagnostics and interventions, including angioplasty and angiography. In order to prepare for this change Southlake has agreed to work with RVH to ensure a smooth transition.

We endeavor to provide inspiring and excellent care, and the new Advanced Cardiac Care unit will be a great addition to our hospital. We will need the support of the community in order to be successful.


Crystal Classic Is Back!

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Hockey Night In Simcoe County

Last year's Hockey Night in Barrie VII was a resounding success!

The sell-out crowd at the Barrie Molson Centre on August 13, 2015 raised $228,400 bringing the total raised in eight years to $1.4 millions for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre - proceeds that will support the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre and future Child and Youth Mental Health mental health program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. 

Hockey Night In Simcoe County hits the ice on August 11, 2016 at the Barrie Molson Centre.

The 2016 game will mark the ninth year current and past NHL players have skated alongside community leaders, including Brown, the founder of the event.

To purhcase your tickets, please visit here!

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M*A*S*H Bash

The most anticipated ski event of the season - M*A*S*H Bash invaded the hills of Snow Valley Ski Resort on Friday, February 5th to benefit the future Child and Youth Inpatient Mental Health Program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Our 29th year of Bashing at Snow Valley was a resounding success, raising more than $20,000! Thank you to all who came out to support it!

Please contact the RVH Foundation if you would like to support this year's event. Details for the upcoming event will be posted to our website as they become available. 

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Fundraising Ideas

Are you having a special occasion and want to support Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre?  Are you looking for a reason to get your friends and family together, for a good cause? Here are a few ides...

Birthday Party

Golf Tournament

Bake Sale

Bike Ride

Car Wash

Hockey Game

Hair Cut

Ladies Night

Retirement Party



Baseball Tournament

Garage Sale


Is your club, school or organization planning an upcoming event?​

Perhaps a dance, a business opening or sports tournament? Why not consider making it a fundraiser for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre?

The RVH Foundation is happy to help guide you in the planning of your special event. Click the image below to download our Partners in Caring Package.

  • May 25, 2016  - More than 1,100 people took part in the 29th annual Rotary Club of Barrie Fun Run or Walk event Wednesday night, which began at the Southshore Centre. read more
  • May 24, 2016  - A radiothon at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre is set to raise $500,000 for a cardiac catheterization lab at the hospital. read more
  • May 18, 2016  - National Bank has made a huge deposit into an RVH account. The Barrie hospital today announced they’ve recently received a donation of $100,000 from National Bank. read more
  • May 17, 2016  - Tyger Shark digital creative agency has teamed up with Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) to tell you if you’ll survive a heart attack. read more
  • May 13, 2016  - Wes Wannamaker was shopping in Barrie when he experienced his fourth heart attack. read more
  • May 04, 2016  - When Nathan Fraser was eight years old, he knew something was off. read more
  • May 03, 2016  - The annual McHappy Day was a success in the area, with $52,000 being raised in Barrie yesterday. read more
  • April 22, 2016  - Avid cyclist Mark Herbst has been planning a solo bike trip across America for three years. read more
  • April 08, 2016  - Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has installed a new state-of-the-art CT scanner. read more
  • March 15, 2016  - The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is more than halfway to its $25-million goal to expand services. read more
  • February 29, 2016  - The MacLaren Art Centre, RVH Regional Health Centre and Kempenfelt Rotary Club were very proud to present the 12th Annual Battle of the Bands. read more
  • February 28, 2016  - Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) recently welcomed CIBC employees for a tour to celebrate the impact of CIBC’s $175,000 gift in support of the health centre’s Breast Imaging program. read more
  • February 13, 2016  - Guests at the 1st Annual Hearts & Minds Gala "Together Forever" were in for a très belle experience. read more
  • February 05, 2016  - Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre was the victor Friday as its 29th annual M*A*S*H Bash ski and snowboard day was a phenomenal success. read more
  • January 02, 2016  - Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation’s $25-million Hearts and Minds campaign has reached a campaign milestone of $15 million, foundation CEO Eric Dean said. read more
  • December 17, 2015  - Several members of the Barrie Colts made a surprise visit to the pediatric unit of the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. read more
  • December 17, 2015  -  read more
  • November 30, 2015  - Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) main lobby was filled with angels as The Heart of Business launched its annual Angel Tree campaign on November 27 to raise funds for Hearts & Minds read more
  • November 24, 2015  - Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre received a $25,000 donation supporting the Hearts and Minds campaign. read more
  • November 20, 2015  - Larche Communications Inc. (LCI) visited Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) Thursday evening to celebrate their progress to date on the Radio for Cardiology campaign to help bring advanced cardiac care to Simcoe Muskoka. read more
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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...

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