A vision to Plan our Future. Together.

RVH provides safe, high-quality, specialized services and advanced technology to patients throughout North Simcoe Muskoka. We have developed a graduated plan to meet healthcare needs in booming south Simcoe County.

Our long-range planning exercise will not only determine where we provide care, but will redefine how we provide care. We plan to maximize technology to support a “hospital of the future”, while maintaining the highest safety and quality standards.

Our vision includes:

  • ‘North campus’ redevelopment
  • Gradual development of a ‘south campus’

Development is a multi-year process for Ontario hospitals, requiring approvals from our Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

‘North campus’ redevelopment

The current facility on Georgian Drive — also known as our ‘north campus‘ — will need to be redeveloped to keep up with current demands and projected patient volumes.

Our planning process will determine:

  • how we can better use space within RVH’s existing facility
  • how to utilize the “shelled unit” that was built as part of the 2012 expansion
  • what programs and services we can maximize to continue to deliver the best healthcare for patients in our region

Gradual development of a ‘south campus’

We also plan to build another healthcare facility  —  a ‘south campus‘ — to bring services closer to home for those outside a 15-minute drive to a hospital and where the population is expected to see significant growth.

South campus site search area:

South campus site selection

Based on detailed and weighted mandatory and desirable criteria, along with broad community engagement, the committee will recommend a minimum of two preferred sites to the overseeing committee and ultimately this process will determine what is the right location for a south campus.


RVH At A Glance

2016-2017

RVH is the Largest hospital in North Simcoe Muskoka

455,000

Patient Visits

83,000

Emergency visits

98,000

Cancer Center visits

15,000

Surgeries

Site of the Family Medicine Teaching Unit, a partnership with the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine.

RVH has one of the largest volunteer forces in Ontario. It’s beloved ‘Blue Brigade’ has over 800 members

One of the region’s largest employers with 2,600 employees and 430 physicians

Awarded Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada

RVH has achieved 8 consecutive balanced budgets

RVH has many academic partnerships and affiliations with 1,300 student placements each year.

Annual operating budget of $3.25 million.

359

beds (+ 12 NICU bassinets)

Best Practice Spotlight Organization, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario

Gold Quality Workplace Award, Ontario Hospital Association

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