Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative
Working Together to Achieve Rapid and Sustained Improvement for Surgical Patients
2015 January Kick-Off Conference
The Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC) is a recently initiated collaborative partnership which includes:
  • 54 Illinois hospitals
  • The Illinois and Metropolitan Chicago Chapters of the American College of Surgeons
  • The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP)
  • The Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Video of Dr. Bilimoria’s Introduction to ISQIC

Our mission is to work together to improve the quality of surgical care in Illinois.
  • Hospitals will be provided with detailed data regarding their performance compared to other Illinois hospitals, along with the tools to enact meaningful improvements when they identify problem areas.
  • Mentors, formal quality and process improvement training, and process improvement consultants will be available to the hospitals as they work to implement solutions.
  • Lessons learned at one hospital will be shared with all participating hospitals, so we can all learn from each other with a common goal of making care better and safer for the surgical patient in Illinois.


Pilot Grant Applications

Thank you to the hospitals that submitted a pilot grant application. The Coordinating Center received an impressive 12 applications from ISQIC hospitals. The Advisory Committee is currently reviewing the applications and awardees will be announced at the end of October.

Year 1 Collaborative Reports

ISQIC Collaborative Reports for large hospitals will be released October 2015


January 21, 2016

ISQIC SCRs are invited to attend an SCR dinner on January 21, 2016 at Maggiano’s in Naperville from 5:30-7:30pm. The dinner will allow time for ISQIC SCRs to interact with one another and share best practices.

January 22, 2016 - ISQIC Meeting

NIU Conference Center - Naperville, 8:30AM - 4PM

January 22, 2016 - Networking Reception

Immediately following the January 22nd meeting, at the NIU Conference Center, ISQIC will hold a networking reception for participants from 4pm-6pm.

ACS NSQIP National Conference

July 16-19, 2016
Hilton San Diego Bayfront

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