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 Grants

ISQIC Pilot Grants are now available for small-rural hospitals. Grant applications can be submitted to implement a quality improvement (QI) solution for any issues identified through your hospital’s ISQIC or ACS NSQIP Reports. If your hospital would like to apply for a pilot grant please submit a grant application to Lindsey Kreutzer at by February 25, 2016 .

Now Available on

Year 1 Collaborative Reports

ISQIC Benchmarking Reports are now posted to

VTE Toolkit

The ISQIC VTE Toolkit is now available on

Appropriateness of Blood Transfusions

The Appropriateness of Blood Transfusions Toolkit is now available on

Post-Discharge Chemoprophylaxis Toolkit

The Post-Discharge Chemoprophylaxis Toolkit is now available on

Upcoming ISQIC Toolkits

Perioperative Glycemic Control

(scheduled for Spring 2016 release)


May 20, 2016 – ISQIC Semi-Annual Meeting

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 E. North Water Street, Chicago, IL

July 16-19, 2016 - ACS NSQIP National Conference

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

January 20, 2017 - ISQIC Meeting

NIU Conference Center - Naperville

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