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About Ross Memorial

Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) is a 175 bed community hospital with a proud history extending back over a century. RMH is an active community hospital serving more than 80,000 local residents and 35,000 seasonal visitors. Our hospital is one of the largest employers in the region, with more than 820 staff members, 140 credentialed physicians, and close to 400 volunteers. Together, the team provides compassionate, high quality patient care to more than 45,000 emergency patients and 6000 inpatients each year.

RMH offers a wide variety of acute and continuing care services, including a 24/7/365 emergency department, obstetrics, orthopedics and ophthalmology, outpatient dialysis, a schedule 1 mental health program, restorative seniors care, rehabilitation and palliative care, a progressive health promotion program for chronic disease management, and a full range of diagnostic imaging, including MRI. In 2011, the hospital received full accreditation with exemplary standing by Accreditation Canada, having met 99% of the industry’s international standards of excellence.

RMH is part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network. The closest neighbouring hospitals include Peterborough Regional Health Centre 45 minutes to the east, Haliburton Highlands Health Services one hour to the north and Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, one hour to the south. RMH is the only hospital in the City of Kawartha Lakes, a “cottage country” municipality of 3000 sq. km located 1½ hours north east of Toronto. 

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