A message from the Chair
Having been a business owner for 24 years, I understand the importance of advanced planning. As the great baseball legend Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.”
Barrie, and this entire region, is going to look very different in 20 years. The population will nearly double and with that growth will come increased demands on the healthcare system.
RVH, as the largest health centre in the region, is continually growing and evolving to meet the healthcare needs of the communities it serves and likewise, we rely on our loyal community to help us meet those needs now and into the future
And with your ongoing support and help, we will be ready. RVH prepared for the new millennium and the booming growth in the region with the move to Georgian Drive in a greatly expanded facility. And then, just 12 years later, we doubled the footprint of our hospital adding an additional 450,000 sq. ft. and programs not found elsewhere in the region, including a regional cancer centre. Six years later, we brought more services closer to home with the opening of a regional heart program and a child and youth mental health program.
The RVH Foundation works alongside RVH’s clinical growth plans, both short-term and long-term, to ensure your healthcare needs can be met – now, and for future generations.
What a lot of people don’t know is that new equipment is completely funded through money raised from generous donors, So, when RVH needs to invest in new equipment to support women undergoing breast cancer treatment, or the latest in neonatal technology for RVH’s tiniest patients, we rely on the generosity of this amazing region.
I am so grateful to everyone who supports RVH in so many ways. Our Auxiliary volunteers are legendary. Our donors are inspiring. Our community is united behind RVH. And the patients we serve are our focus. I am honoured to be part of TEAM RVH.
Chair, RVH Foundation Board of Directors
Doug Moody – Chair
Paul Larche – Vice Chair
John Byles – Past Chair
Janice Skot – RVH President & CEO
Ben Petersen – Treasurer
Dr. Matthew Folwell
Mayor Harry Hughes, Township of Oro-Medonte
Mayor Jeff Lehman, City of Barrie
Lise McCourt, president, RVH Auxiliary
Charlotte Wallis, chair, RVH Board of Directors
Pamela Ross, RVH Foundation CEO