Welcome to the Dryden Regional Health Centre

The Dryden Regional Health Centre is a fully modern 41 bed acute care hospital. There are thirty-one acute and ten chronic/rehab beds in the hospital. DRHC provides a full range of inpatient services including medical, surgical, obstetrical, chronic care and critical care.

Ambulatory services include emergency, surgical day care, specialty clinics, oncology, nurse practitioner and ambulance services. Diagnostic services include a 64 slice CT Scan, x-ray, ultrasound, laboratory mammography and cardiac stress testing.

The Health Centre is also home to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, dietary services, as well as counselling services for; alcohol, case management, diabetes, gambling, youth addiction and sexual assault.

Many of the physicians in Dryden provide obstetrical services. Dryden is part of a network of rural general surgeons providing full surgical service on a twenty-four hour basis. Two local GPs provide anaesthetic services.

Dryden Regional Health Centre values the feedback and suggestions of its patients, their family members, and caregivers.  As such the organization is collaborating with our patients on a Patient and Family Advisory Committee to include the voice of patients and their families and /or caregivers in programs, services, and plans for the future in order to enhance the patient experience.

Please Note: The DRHC property will become 100% smoke free as of January 1, 2017. media-release-drhc-smoke-free-facility




October 2016 – Following a rigorous assessment of quality assurance practices, the DRHC Laboratory Services has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ certification from the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH).

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification recognizes world-class quality and reflects the DRHC Laboratory Service’s commitment to proficiency, accuracy, excellence and patient safety.

“The focus on quality and safety from laboratory services is critical to the delivery of timely and safe quality care,” commented Wade Petranik, Chief Executive Officer at the Dryden Regional Health Centre. “Approximately 70% of a patient’s medical chart is diagnostic results from lab work that helps healthcare professionals diagnose, treat, monitor, and prevent disease. We’re extremely proud of the quality services and the focus on accuracy and excellence.”

The DRHC Lab is accredited by the Ontario Laboratory Accreditation and Accreditation Canada and meets the standards of the Quality Management Program Laboratory Services of the Ontario Medical Association. Last year, 76,863 inpatient and 228,335 outpatient clinical tests were provided at the facility.