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.


Six Month Progress Reports

Small-Rural Hospitals - Submit your six month progress reports to by July 10, 2015

BCBS Requirements

All hospitals - ISQIC team members- complete the Quality Improvement Modules and if you did not attend the conference, view the January Kickoff Conference videos

ISQIC Semi-Annual Conference

All hospitals - ISQIC team members- register for the 2015 ISQIC Semi-Annual Conference (July 24, 2015) by Wednesday, July 8, 2015


All hospitals - All hospitals should send Best Practices to by Friday, July 10, 2015

Pilot Grant Applications

All hospitals - Will receive applications in Fall 2015


July 24, 2015 - ISQIC Meeting

Congress Plaza Hotel 520 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, Il
Check-in: 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Conference: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Cocktail Reception 4:45PM - 6:45PM (Hors d'oeuvre's will be served)
Tavern at the Park 130 E Randolph St, Chicago, Il

July 25-28, 2015 - ACS NSQIP National Conference

Hilton Chicago, Il
ISQIC Lunch July 26, 2015

January 22, 2016 - ISQIC Meeting

NIU Conference Center - Naperville, 9AM - 4PM

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