What’s New

March 27, 2020

New pandemic healthcare service: Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre

March 27, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) has launched today to strengthen access to primary care for all Renfrew County residents. The RC VTAC is a collaboration between Renfrew County Primary Care teams, the County of Renfrew […]
April 9, 2020

Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre: new, 24/7 pandemic health-care service for residents

When Kim Sell, a home care provider, was visiting a client in a retirement home, she noticed the individual’s wound had deteriorated and required follow-up. Because the client doesn’t have a family physician, she contacted the Pembroke Regional Hospital about visiting the Emergency Department. That’s how Kim learned about the […]
April 14, 2020

Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre assesses approximately 1,500 patients since go-live

April 14, 2020 – The Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) has now assessed approximately 1,500 patients since it launched on March 27, 2020. Care is provided 24/7 by a physician, community paramedic and/or nurse practitioner to Renfrew County residents who do not have a family physician […]
April 28, 2020

Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre results in 74% of patients avoiding a likely Emergency Department visit

April 28, 2020 – Early data shows that 74 per cent of patients assessed by the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) would otherwise likely visit an Emergency Department and/or call the 9-1-1 Service to address non-emergency health concerns. “The RC VTAC provides Renfrew County residents who […]
May 4, 2020

Community donations to Arnprior Regional Health’s COVID-19 efforts show “we are all in this together”

May 4, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arnprior and area community continues to support Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) and its health-care workers with donations of needed personal protective equipment (PPE), other medical and non-medical supplies and meals for staff and physicians. “When the health-care crisis began, […]
May 11, 2020

The Grove Nursing Home’s provincially directed enhanced COVID-19 surveillance comes back negative

May 11, 2020 – In response to the Ontario government’s directive to proactively test all long-term care residents and staff for COVID-19, the Grove Nursing Home’s results have come back negative. Last week, under the guidance of the Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU), a total of 79 staff […]
May 15, 2020

Now streaming real-time video footage of the new Grove Nursing Home construction project

May 15, 2020 – The Arnprior and area community now has 24/7 access to live video feed of the new Grove Nursing Home construction progress from the comfort of their homes. The real-time footage can be easily accessed through the Arnprior Regional Health’s website. “The construction of the new Grove […]
June 8, 2020

Dr. Donna Vilis retires as Grove’s Medical Director after more than 20 years in role

June 8, 2020 – Dr. Donna Vilis stepped down from her leadership role as the Medical Director at the Grove Nursing Home after more than 20 years of ensuring best clinical practices and person-centred care for the residents. “Dr. Vilis is a wonderful doctor,” said Violet Lavigne, a Grove resident […]
June 10, 2020

Hospitals in the Champlain Region slowly and safely increasing scheduled hospital activity

This is a joint message from chiefs-of-staff at hospitals in the Champlain Region  June 10, 2020 – Hospitals in the Champlain Region are taking a safe, coordinated and gradual approach to increasing scheduled services, which were postponed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While hospitals and their clinicians are eager to […]