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Early years

In 1911, the City of Winnipeg Municipal Hospital (King George, King Edward, Princess Elizabeth) was established as a modern hospital to treat infectious diseases like typhoid fever, diphtheria, smallpox, and tuberculosis. By the late 1950s, the hospital shifted its focus to long-term care, and in 1983, the first Day Hospital was constructed.

6 Men - one in a wheelchair - break ground on the construction of the new hospital at Riverview Health Centre. The photo was taken in September of 1992.

1985 – present

Established in 1985 as the Gerontological Research Foundation of Manitoba Inc. and later renamed as Riverview Health Centre Foundation in 1994, the organization is made up of a team of dedicated staff and volunteers. Their mission is to enhance the Riverview’s ability to provide quality care and create a home-like environment for all residents and patients. Donors to the Foundation play a crucial role in meeting Riverview’s needs. They provide funding for new equipment, special services, updated facilities, innovative programs, research, and education.

In 1995, the original hospital buildings were replaced with a new 388-bed rehabilitation and long-term care facility, which was renamed Riverview Health Centre.

Riverview Health Centre’s modern facilities were opened to the public in 1997. Riverview consists of personal care units, hospital units, the Day Hospital, and the Atrium, a central area that includes a cafeteria, gift shop, information centre, auditorium, and Worship Centre. The Princess Elizabeth building, which is the only original building remaining, houses the Centre’s administration offices, the Riverview Research Centre, and the Riverview Health Centre Foundation.