Providence Health Care


The collaborative brings COPD care givers and organizations across the country together to share learning, discuss ongoing barriers to optimal care and bring valued-added solutions to these barriers. By bringing community support and empowering patients to better manage their condition, this program will reduce hospitalizations and ER visits and enable patients to stay in their homes and in their communities

Don Sin, St. Paul’s Hospital Head of Respiratory Medicine.

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority


This initiative will better help manage care of patients with COPD in partnership with primary care and with patients themselves as part of our team.

Laurie Walus, Chief Nursing Officer, Concordia General Hospital.

Grey Bruce Health Services


Patients with COPD face many challenges, and spend a considerable amount of time in and out of hospitals, doctor’s offices, emergency rooms, and care facilities.” said Sonja Glass, Chief Quality Officer for Grey Bruce Health Services. “Our aim is to reduce the need for so many transitions by increasing the communication among care providers, providing better self-management education for patients and families, and offering the emotional and spiritual care at home that so many of our patients have identified as lacking in the current circle of care.

Sonja Glass, Chief Quality Officer for Grey Bruce Health Services.

Joseph Brant Hospital


We are thrilled to be one of 19 healthcare centres in Canada to be chosen to implement the INSPIRED program.” says Lily Spanjevic, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Joseph Brant Hospital, “The INSPIRED Program will mean patients living with moderate to advanced COPD will experience a more holistic, proactive transition, that is in keeping with leading practice, from hospital-to-home.

Lily Spanjevic, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Joseph Brant Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital


The Ottawa Hospital with valuable expertise and funding support from CFHI and Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd, is working to optimize COPD medical care through improved coordination and communication between patients, their caregivers and health care professionals. The use of an integrated team of health care professionals who visit a patient both while in hospital and at home, and provide follow up for 12 months, is part of this novel outreach program to reduce the risk of repeated hospital admissions.

Jacqueline Sandoz, Respirologist

University Health Network (UHN)


The UHN is excited at the prospect of partnering with CFHI to implement an INSPIRED model of care for patients with severe COPD. We hope to improve care for these patients and their caregivers.

James Downar MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC, Palliative Care and Critical Care, UHN

CISSS de la Montégérie-Est


CFHI’s collaboration enables us to innovate in the way we practise and better meet the growing needs of our population. The implementation of our COPD program is an essential step in our quest for excellence!

Odette Arseneault, Chef des services ambulatoiresChef clinico administratif du Programme de la Lutte contre le cancer, Responsable des maladies chroniques, CISSS de la Montégérie-Est

CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent.


We are working on improving the management of COPD for the benefit of patients and their family caregivers. We are delighted to be collaborating with the CFHI in adapting and implementing this innovative program.

Johanne Roy Dt.P; B.Sc. Coordonnatrice réseau santé publique et maladies chroniques, CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent

Hôpital du Sacré‐Coeur de Montréal


The Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal is known as a leader in COPD management for patients and their families. We are proud to be collaborating with the CFHI in continuing the deployment of services that contribute to improving care and services for COPD clientele.

Caroline Riopel, Coordonnatrice du programme Santé respiratoire, Direction de la santé physique

Horizon Health Network


Horizon Health Network recognizes the impact of COPD on patients and their families coping with this disease. We are excited to work with CFHI to improve care across the continuum by emphasizing the benefits of self-management skills and knowledge.

Health PEI


Health PEI is pleased to work with CFHI on this initiative. Through CFHI we have access to specialists such as Dr. Graeme Rocker allowing us the opportunity to utilize their expertise in the INSPIRE methodology ensuring we offer COPD patients the best possible care.

Marilyn Barrett, Director of Primary Care and Chronic Disease

Nova Scotia Health Authority Central


COPD places a huge burden on patients and on the health care system,” said Nova Scotia Health Authority Central’s VP of Health Services Lynn Farrell. “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to a national network focused on improving COPD care.

Lynn Farrell, VP of Health Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority Central

Central Health


Central Health is excited to be partnering with CFHI once again to improve the care for patients with advanced COPD and their families. This initiative supports continuous quality improvement at Central Health and is a wonderful opportunity to access to expertise and support from CFHI.

Valerie Pritchett, Regional Director, Cardiopulmonary Services, Central Health