Patients are the centre of everything we do at RVH and our MY CARE philosophy puts patients and their families first. Always. Everyday. Without exception. Meet some of the members of our Care Team, and learn first hand how your donations impact the lifesaving work they do everyday.

Dr. Rania Hiram

Dr. Rania Hiram is a paediatrician and former Chief of Paediatrics at RVH. She has lived just outside of Barrie for nearly 20 years.

When she’s not at work caring for our region’s youngest patients, she’s busy with her own children or outdoors enjoying all that this region has to offer.

In honour of International Women’s Day, we did a Q&A with Dr. Hiram to learn more about her work and the impact that your donations can have on paediatric care at RVH.

Read more about Dr. Hiram’s story here

Joline Bell

Jolene Bell a nurse at the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, poses with her colleagues in the cancer centre for a photo

Joline Bell is an oncology nurse at the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, helping patients with their chemotherapy treatments. 

When Joline was in high school, her mom, a nurse, offered her some advice, “Don’t be a nurse. It takes over your whole life.” 

She considered teaching for a moment, then applied to nursing school. Joline has spent her entire career in oncology. She’s been here at the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at RVH since it opened in 2012.

Read more about Joline’s story here