A Message from Foundation Board Chair, Paul Larche

I am honoured and thrilled to be Chair of the RVH Foundation. As a board member for six years, I’ve been so impressed with the amazing team at the Foundation and the dedication of the volunteer board members.  I’m even more impressed with the generosity of our region – from financial support to time and expertise.

We will need this strong bedrock of support more than ever at a time when we face our biggest health care challenge: keeping up with the explosive grown projected for our region in the coming years. 

Even though RVH has grown considerably over the past few years, the care we offer is already nearing, or above, capacity. The population of the Barrie and Innisfil areas will double over the next 20 years. We’ll be the size of London, Ontario, which has three hospitals today. At the same time, all of Simcoe Muskoka will grow by more than a third. 

RVH has a remarkable plan to build a world-class healthcare system across the region – but we can’t do it without you. The province funds operating costs, but it asks RVH to pay a portion of the costs to expand our facilities and most of the costs for new equipment. 

Our region has always been generous in helping to fund the needs of local healthcare – but the coming years will require we dig deeper to ensure that you, your children, and grandchildren can continue to count on outstanding healthcare.

I feel fortunate that I learned early in my life there are few things that give more satisfaction than helping those in need and making a difference. There is an intrinsic long-term joy when we endeavour to enrich lives in our communities. 

I thank you in advance for your support. 

Board Members

Paul Larche – Chair

Estelle King – Vice Chair

Doug Moody – Past Chair

Janice Skot – RVH President & CEO

Ben Petersen – Treasurer

Charlotte Wallis, Chair, RVH Board of Directors

Steve Blanchet

Dan Faber

Dr. Matthew Folwell

Mary-Anne Frith

Jimmy Furlano

Mayor Harry Hughes, Township of Oro-Medonte

Mayor Jeff Lehman, City of Barrie

Anne Kell

Lise McCourt, President, RVH Auxiliary

Dan Revell

Shaun Sauve

Karen Vandergeest

Pamela Ross, RVH Foundation CEO