A Message From Our CEO

During the month of May, we pay tribute to two groups of professionals who have a tremendous impact on the lives of people we love: doctors and nurses.

We’re extremely proud and grateful for the work of RVH’s doctors and nurses. They offer compassionate care to everyone who walks through the doors of the health centre and work tirelessly to help patients heal and recover.

We know this because many RVH patients will share their care stories through the My Care Hero program. In the last year alone, over 80 RVH care providers were honoured for their unwavering commitment to providing the best possible care. What an amazing gift—both to RVH care teams, and their patients.

So, if you’re looking for a way to honour an RVH doctor or nurse who made a difference in your life, please consider sharing your story or making a donation. You will help make sure that our care providers have the tools and resources they need to keep delivering advanced, life-saving care now and for years to come.

With gratitude,

Pamela Ross, CFRE, CMP

CEO, RVH Foundation

If you are inspired to join the fight to keep life wild, please consider donating using the form below


Just this past week, we had the incredible honour of celebrating The Melchior Family Foundation’s $1 million gift to RVH. As Dino Melchior said: “For our communities to thrive, we must have our health. Family means everything to me, and I am extremely proud that this gift will help ensure that every family living in Simcoe Muskoka will have access to the healthcare they deserve, closer to home.” Thank you, Dino and the Melchior Family for helping all of us stay healthy and stay wild.


Speaking of celebrating care heroes…Mother’s Day is around the corner. Did you know that RVH delivers more than 2000 babies per year?

If your family began at RVH or you’re close to someone who experienced excellent care in the Birthing Unit, consider a gift to the Little Wonders Garden—a wonderfully meaningful way to celebrate the moms in your life and give back to the RVH care teams who helped give families the best possible start.