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A message from Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre's President and CEO

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.

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

As RVH continues along its exciting path of growth, innovation and change, it is critical that we not only celebrate our accomplishments, but look toward what’s next. RVH will soon develop highly-specialized gynecology cancer services for women from throughout Central and Northern Ontario. The health centre is also working with the provincial government to develop an advanced cardiac program, which will provide heart diagnostics and interventions, such as coronary angioplasty, to thousands of residents who otherwise have to travel outside our region for care.

We also know young people in our region who face mental health issues are struggling. With no inpatient services for kids anywhere in North Simcoe Muskoka, families have nowhere to turn. It’s a tremendous burden that RVH wants to alleviate by developing a child and youth mental health inpatient unit.

Those are all priorities identified in RVH’s bold, new MY CARE Strategic Plan; a plan which says every patient has a right to expect the best possible experience in our health centre.

Always. Every day. And without exception.

That’s our commitment to you.

Janice M. Skot, MHSc,CHE
President and CEO
RVH

These are exciting times at RVH and we’re pleased to share some of our stories, innovations and highlights with you in Vitalsigns, our annual report to the region.

Thank you for your ongoing support as RVH strives to Make each life better. Together.


Janice M. Skot, MHSc,CHE
President and CEO
RVH