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The Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program

The Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP) is a collaborative effort of the Canadian Hospital Epidemiology Committee (CHEC), a subcommittee of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada and the Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control (CCDIC) of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Established in 1994, the objectives of CNISP are to provide rates and trends of healthcare-associated infections at Canadian healthcare facilities, thus enabling comparison of rates (benchmarks), and to provide data that can be used in the development of national guidelines on clinical issues related to healthcare-associated infections. At present, 54 sentinel hospitals from 10 provinces participate in the CNISP network.

Location of CNISP Hospitals

Location of CNISP Hospitals

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CNISP Canadian Hospital Epidemiology Committee (CHEC) Members 2012

Dr. Natalie Bridger
Eastern Health
Mount Pearl, NL

Dr. Camille Lemieux
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON

Dr. Nathalie Turgeon
Hôtel-Dieu de Québec du CHUQ
Québec City, QC

Dr. Elizabeth Bryce
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Nicole Le Saux
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, ON

Dr. Joseph Vayalumkal
Alberta Children's Hospital
Calgary, AB

Dr. John Conly
Calgary Health Region
Calgary, AB

Dr. Mark Loeb
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Dr. Nathalie Turgeon
Hôtel-Dieu de Québec du CHUQ
Québec City, QC

Dr. Joanne Langley
IWK Health Centre
Halifax, NS

Dr. John Embil
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Allison McGeer
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON

Dr. Karl Weiss
Maisonneuve–Rosemont Hospital
Montréal, QC

Dr. Joanne Embree
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Allison McGeer
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON

Dr. Alice Wong
Royal University Hospital
Saskatoon, SK

Dr. Gerald Evans
Kingston General Hospital
Kingston, ON

Dr. Dominic Mertz
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Dr. Eva Thomas
Children's and Women's Health Centre
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Mark Miller
SMBD–Jewish General Hospital
Montréal, QC

Dr. Sarah Forgie
Stollery Children's Hospital
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Dorothy Moore
Montréal Children's Hospital
Montréal, QC

Dr. Charles Frenette
McGill University Health Centre
Montréal, QC

Dr. Caroline Quach
McGill University
Montréal, QC

Dr. Elizabeth Henderson
Calgary Health Region
Calgary, AB

Dr. Virginia Roth
Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, ON

Dr. Michael John
London Health Sciences Centre
London, ON

Dr. Andrew Simor
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON

Dr. Lynn Johnston
QEll Health Sciences Centre
Halifax, NS

Dr. Stephanie Smith
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Kevin Katz
North York General Hospital
Toronto, ON

Dr. Kathryn Suh
Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, ON

Dr. Pamela Kibsey
Victoria General Hospital
Victoria, BC

Dr. Geoffrey Taylor
University of Alberta Hospital
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Magdalena Kuhn
The Moncton Hospital
Moncton, NB





Contact:

Surveillance and Epidemiology Division
Public Health Agency of Canada
Address Locator 0602B
Bldg. #6 Tunney's Pasture
100 Eglantine Driveway
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9
cnisp-pcsin@phac-aspc.gc.ca