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.


Year 1 Progress Reports

New Hospitals – Submit your Year 1 Progress report and validation materials to by September 30, 2015.

Year 1 Collaborative Reports

New and Current Hospitals – ISQIC Collaborative Reports will be released in September 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

Pilot Grant Applications

New and Current Hospitals – Second round grant applications due September 30, 2015.

Surgeon Mentor and Surgeon Champion W-9s

Contact Aurelio Damiani ( with any questions regarding W-9s


January 22, 2016 - ISQIC Meeting

NIU Conference Center - Naperville, 9AM - 4PM

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